Olympus has released an updated lens roadmap showing three new lenses, including two new PRO lenses, as well as an affordable telephoto zoom lens.
According to the new M.Zuiko digital lens roadmap these lenses are the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS and an as yet unspecified “pro telephoto zoom” lens.
The ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS lens will give a 200-800mm equivalent and should give a more budget friendly entry into the super telephoto zoom arena. There are additional PRO lenses shown, including two telephoto zoom lenses, one wide-zoom lens, and a range of “bright prime lenses”, however details have not yet been released for these.
Check out the Olympus press release below for more details. See Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses Continue reading “Updated Olympus M.Zuiko Digital Lens Roadmap”
The Japanese website Newswitch published an interview with Olympus executive officer Shigemi Sugimoto.
From the interview, “A super telephoto lens that reaches 1000mm in full frame equivalent is under development, and it will reach 2000mm with a 2x teleconverter.”
As you might remember back in June, Olympus has officially announced the 2X teleconverter MC-20 (Adorama | B&H) that is compatible with the company’s 40-150mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 Pro lenses. The M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 will also compatible with the 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro which is currently under development.
You can check out the recap from the interview that mentions the Olympus 500mm MFT lens. Continue reading “New Olympus 500mm MFT Lens is in the Works”
Best Lenses for Panasonic G95 mirrorless camera. Looking for the best lenses for Panasonic lumix G95? Here are our top recommended Micro Four Thirds lenses for Panasonic G95.
The Panasonic Lumix G95 (Amazon, B&H, Adorama) is a larger camera than the G85 model, with a beefier grip and dedicated ISO, white balance and exposure compensation buttons. Featuring a 20.3MP Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine, the Panasonic Lumix DC-G95 can record high-resolution stills with a wide sensitivity range of ISO 200-25600 and supports continuous shooting at up to 9 fps with AF-S. UHD 4K video recording is also supported at 30p and pre-installed V-Log L enables a wider dynamic range of up to 12 stops for greater color grading control during post production. Also, 4:2:2 8-bit output is possible when recording externally via micro-HDMI and both headphone and microphone jacks support improved audio recording.
Choosing the right lens is not always an easy task. Here we list all the top recommended lenses for Panasonic G95 mirrorless camera based on good price, usefulness and high image quality, including leading prime and zoom options from wide-angle to telephoto. Order the one you are interested! Continue reading “Best Lenses for Panasonic G95”
Olympus officially announced the new MC-20 2x teleconverter for 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens and 300mm f/4 IS PRO Lens. This provides the effect of an 80-300mm f/5.6 and a 600mm f/8 lens respectively, dramatically boosting the apparent focal length of those lenses with a minimal increase to the size or weight of the camera and lens combination.
This teleconverter doubles the focal length of the master lens, and features dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (-10°C) professional weatherproof construction for outstanding optical performance ideal for even the most severe environmental conditions.
The MC-20 is now available for $429. Pre-order: Adorama | B&H See also : Major Olympus Firmware Released for E-M1 Mark II V3.0 and E-M1X V1.1
Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses Continue reading “Olympus MC-20 2x Teleconverter for 40-150mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 Pro Lenses”
Tamron has filed a new patent in Japan. This patent describes a Tamron 485mm f/5.8 lens for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensors.
If we see this in mass production than it would be Tamron’s second optic for Micro 4/3rds. First one released back in mid-2014 as the Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III ($399). Tamron 480mm f/5.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds will offer a 960mm equivalent range in 35mm format and probably use a stepper motor for silent autofocus. Continue reading “Patent : Tamron 485mm f/5.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds”
7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 II lens announced for mirrorless cameras with APS-c sized image sensors. The new mirrorless lens will be available for Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fuji X and MFT mounts.
Fisheye manual focus prime lens designed for mirrorless cameras and provides a 12mm equivalent focal length for APS-c and 15mm for Micro Four Thirds mounts.
The price is expected to be around ¥24,000 excluding tax or around $210 (the current version sells for around $140).
7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS. Continue reading “Announced : 7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 II Lens for Mirrorless Cameras”
In addition to the 7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens, the 7Artisans 12mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/1.2 APS-C mirrorless lenses are also available for sale on Amazon US.
Both lenses are manual focus and provide bright aperture. 12mm at f/2.8 and 35mm f/1.2. These 7Artisans lenses in Sony-E, Canon EOS-M, Fuji-X and Micro Four Thirds mounts. 7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS. Continue reading “7Artisans 12mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/1.2 Mirrorless APS-C Lenses Now Available”
7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens announced for APS-c mirrorless cameras. The new mirrorless lens will be available for Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fuji X and MFT mounts.
Portrait-length manual focus prime lens is designed for APS-C-format mirrorless cameras and provides a Micro Four Thirds 91mm equivalent focal length.
7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS. Continue reading “7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Announced for APS-c Mirrorless”
Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses for Olympus and Panasonic Cameras. Looking for recommended lenses for Micro Four Thirds camera? Here are top recommended Micro Four Thirds lenses.
Both Panasonic and Olympus cameras can use Micro Four Thirds lenses, so you can use the Olympus Micro Four Thirds (sometimes shortened to MFT or M43) lenses on Panasonic cameras, and vice versa. There are plenty of Micro Four Thirds lenses available on the market, made by Panasonic, Olympus, Sigma, Samyang, Voigtlander, Leica and many others, and all Micro Four Thirds lenses are fully compatible on either brand of camera. Keep in mind that Micro Four Thirds cameras have a 2x crop factor, meaning that a 25mm lens will behave like a 50mm lens on a 35mm camera.
Here are the top recommended Micro Four Thirds lenses for Olympus and Panasonic cameras. All the recommended lenses would cover virtually all shooting scenarios. Below are the top recommended Micro Four Thirds lenses for Olympus and Panasonic cameras. You can choose the one you need. Continue reading “Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses for Olympus and Panasonic Cameras”
Olympus officially announced the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens boasting a class-leading 16.6x magnification.
Designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras the lens will provide a standard focal range of 24-400mm equiv. Even it’s not a PRO designated lens, Olympus claims that it offers the same dustproof and splashproof build quality as those lenses.
Check out the early specs and press text of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens.
The 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 does not offer built-in stabilization, and will rely on camera body IS. The lens uses Olympus’ MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) focusing mechanism and provides quieter operation – particularly useful for shooting video. The company’s ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating is also employed to reduce flare and ghosting.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens will start shipping from March with a price tag of $900, pre-orders: B&H. Continue reading “Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens officially announced”