differences

Reasons to consider the Olympus M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/4
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At its narrowest, the M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO goes 4.9 f-stops narrower
Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Slightly more magnification 1:3.3 (0.3) vs 1:6.7 (0.1)
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Take macro shots with subjects 2x larger in your photo
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the Olympus M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

Reasons to consider the Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM O.I.S.

Slightly smaller diameter 65 mm vs 70 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 70 mm vs 84 mm
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Around 20% shorter
Slightly better telephoto 55 mm vs 40 mm
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Around 40% more reach, less perspective distortion
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the Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM O.I.S.

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

competitors

Olympus Zuiko M. ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Competitors

Olympus M.Zuiko  25mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$279 - $349

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom range Less zoom
Olympus M.Zuiko  17mm f/1.8

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8

Low light lens

$300 - $449

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Wider aperture
Zoom range Less zoom
Olympus Zuiko 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II

Olympus Zuiko 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II

Wide angle lens

$649

Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Wide minimum Much wider aperture

Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM O.I.S. Competitors

Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR

Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR

Low light lens

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Zoom range Less zoom
Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS

Low light lens

$279 - $288

Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Prime lens Is a prime lens
Auto focus Auto focus
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ

Wide angle lens

$299

Length Shorter
Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Narrower aperture

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