Designed to meet the needs of the professional photographer, ZuikoDigital lenses were born of an uncompromising commitment toperformance. The lenses feature high resolving power, to get the mostout of the imaging element. Zuiko Digital lenses allow light to strikethe image sensor at a near-perpendicular angle, minimizing degradationand light loss. This large, award-winning family of lenses is perfectlymatched to work exclusively with digital cameras so every pixel isproperly exposed.In combination with the E-3, this lens delivers the fastest autofocusspeed in the world. It covers a zoom range equivalent to 24mm to 120mmon a 35mm camera lens. This lens also boasts impressive close-upshooting capability, allowing users to shoot from as close as 25cmthroughout the zoom range. Autofocus is powered by Olympus'breakthrough SWD. Designed to be the world's fastest AF system, thisextraordinary autofocus drive provides both high speed and highprecision while operating with extremely low noise.