Patent : Olympus 8-24mm f/4 Lens

Olympus filed a new patent for a wide angle zoom lens in Japan. The patent application describes a Olympus 8-24mm f/4 lens designed for Micro Four Thirds system mirrorless cameras.

 will also be a pro-grade constant aperture lens for enthusiasts and professional photographers that need an ultra wide-angle zoom lens. It will be equivalent of 16-48mm in 35mm terms.

If becomes in mass production this Olympus 8-24mm f/4 lens would be an ideal choice for travel and landscape photography.

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Updated Olympus M.Zuiko Digital Lens Roadmap

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 PROM.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”

Updated Olympus M.Zuiko MFT Lens Roadmap 2019 – 2020

In addition the Olympus OM-D E-M1X, and  lens, the company released an updated Micro Four Thirds lens  roadmap for 2019 – 2020, including a new 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro lens coming in 2020.

There will be plently of new lenses coming in 2019 to 2020. Olympus is planning to release new zoom and fast prime Pro lenses as well as less expensive super telephoto and travel zoom lenses. Continue reading “Updated Olympus M.Zuiko MFT Lens Roadmap 2019 – 2020”

Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro Lens with Built-in 1.25X Teleconverter in Development

Along with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X, Olympus today also announced the development of a new super telephoto zoom lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO Lens.

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.

The Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 Pro lens will be stabilized and work with the 5-axis IS systems built into modern Olympus cameras for extra shake reduction. Fully weather-sealed lens from Olympus could work at temperatures as low as -10°C/+14°F.

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO Lens will be available in 2020, and pricing has not yet been disclosed. Continue reading “Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro Lens with Built-in 1.25X Teleconverter in Development”