Is the Oly 12-45 the smallest and lightest sealed lens in MFT?

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Michael Meissner
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Re: Is the Oly 12-45 the smallest and lightest sealed lens in MFT?

red pencil wrote:

Michael Meissner wrote:

The old Olympus 12-50 f/3.5-6.3 lens is lighter, smaller, and has a slower aperture at the long end:

12-50 f/3.5-6.3 EZ: 211g, 48mm
12-45 f/4: 254g, 70mm

But not weather sealed so it doesn’t fall in the category of inquiry

It was the first splash proof lens that Olympus released for micro 4/3rds. It was introduced when the E-m5 mark I was introduced, and the E-m5 mark I was often sold as a kit with the 12-50mm lens.

I bought my 12-50mm in such as kit with my E-m5 mark I, and I have used it in some wet situations. After getting the 12-40mm f/2.8 lens, I've tended to only use the 12-50mm lens for my smaller steampunk camera, and we had several of the steampunk events that had a lot of rain.

Olympus now specifies that it has the IPX1 splash proof rating, though I believe at the time, they didn't officially use IPX1 for either the E-m5 mark I nor the 12-50mm lens:

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