Already in development, the new super telephoto zoom lens Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO will be released around Fall in 2020.
A German interview with Olympus Forum shared some interesting details about the future Olympus products. According to the interview the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO Lens will be available in late 2020. The company might have plans for a Mark II of PEN-F model. Lastly they want to make super fast f/2 zoom lenses for MFT system.
150-400mm PRO lens:
The lens will be on market by autumn 2020.
PEN-F is still in Stock but Olympus stopped the production. But Olympus has yet NOT decided if there will be a successor or not. Still, Olympus asked to customers what they think should be improved on a future PEN-F model
Super fast f/2.0 zooms:
Olympus wants to make lenses as small as possible an that’s why they didn’t make MFT versions of their older super fast f/2.0 zooms
He confirms in 2020 we will get new cameras and new lenses.
Designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras the lens will provide a standard focal range of 300-800mm equiv. and with a built-in 1.25X teleconverter it becomes 375-1000mm equiv., at the cost of 2/3-stop of light. The lens will also be compatible with Olympus’ new MC-20 2X teleconverter.
4 thoughts on “Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro Lens to be Released in Fall 2020”
A weather proof version of the Pen F would be a good idea, along with an updated processor as it already has a 20 meg sensor. Love that camera, its my favorite for travelling.
Also, on the subject of keeping lenses small. How about making the three f1.8 prime lenses pro quality ( 17mm, 25mm and 45mm) weathersealed and including a lens hood with each in the package. Would go well with the weathersealed and updated Pen F.
I imagine in will be in the $3K-4K range
Given the quality of the existing 300mm F-4 Pro Lens, the 150-400 F 4.5 should be a game changer for sports and wildlife photographers.