12-40 Lens and Focus Assist

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by trwtrw, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. trwtrw

    trwtrw Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 16, 2013
    I plan on buying the EM-5 in the near future (the EM-1 is beyond my finances), and would like to know if the size of the 12-40 lens will interfere with the auto-focus assist lamp. Also is the lens too big, in general, for the EM-5?
  2. dogs100

    dogs100 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    N Devon UK
    I hope not as I have one on order ...
  3. Rudy

    Rudy Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    You really should use a grip on an EM-5 when using this lens.
    The AF assist light will be blocked for subjects closer than about 2 feet.
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