Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ED SWD Zuiko Digital

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(From Olympus lens literature) The ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm ƒ/2.8-4.0 SWD is a high-performance standard zoom lens, which covers a zoom range equivalent to 24mm to 120mm on a 35mm camera lens. Special optical glass elements are used to correct various types of aberrations, while the 100 percent digital design ensures high-definition performance with clear, crisp images from edge to edge. This lens also boasts impressive close-up shooting capability, allowing users to shoot from as close as 25cm throughout the zoom range.

The lens' autofocus is powered by Olympus' breakthrough SWD (Supersonic Wave Drive) . Designed to be the world's fastest AF system, this extraordinary autofocus drive provides both high speed and high precision while operating with lower noise than ever. Optimized for use with the new E-3, this lens enables the camera to demonstrate the full power of its high-speed capability, providing the fastest autofocus available in the world using a standard zoom lens.

The ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm /f2.8-4.0 SWD will be available in November 2007. Estimated Street Price: US$999.99.