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Olympus M.Zuiko 100-400mm f/5.6-6.3 IS Lens Announced

Olympus has announced the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.6-6.3 IS telephoto zoom lens, with weather-sealing and optical image stabilisation.

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Olympus has announced the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.6-6.3 IS telephoto zoom lens, and we've reviewed it - read our full review here!

The lens is weather-sealed, and gives a 200-800mm equivalent (in 35mm equivalent terms), and is also compatible with the 1.4x teleconverter MC-14, and the 2x teleconverter MC-20, to give up to 1600mm equivalent. The 100-400mm lens weighs 1120g, and has built-in optical image stabilisation. The lens will be available from 20th August with an RRP of £1099.

Olympus has also announced the new OM-D E-M10 Mark IV.

Read our full Olympus M.Zuiko 100-400mm f/5.6-6.3 IS lens review here.

 

From Olympus: Super telephoto performance: M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS

London, 4 August 2020 - The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS is the perfect addition for mobile OM-D photographers offering a huge focal length range of 200-800mm* in a compact and lightweight format, combined with the acclaimed Olympus weather sealing. The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS will be available from late August at an RRP** of £1099.99.

"All the wildlife photographers I know well are really excited about this lens. It hits a sweet spot and for travelling light it's perfect" Claire Voyle, Olympus UK Marketing Product Specialist

At around half the size and weight of other interchangeable lens systems, Olympus’ biggest advantage is its amazing mobility thanks to a compact, lightweight camera system, including the lenses. The combination of the high-resolution, high-performance lens line-up and powerful image stabilization capability results in sharp, high-quality photos and videos across a spectrum of scenarios, backdrops and conditions. With a remarkable focal length contained in a compact and lightweight format, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS is the perfect addition for OM-D photographers on the go.

 

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Super telephoto zoom lens with a focal length of 1600mm* in combination with the optional 2x teleconverter

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS has a field of view equivalent to a 200-800mm lens in 35mm format, up to 1,120mm* with the M.Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter MC-14 and up to 1600mm* with the 2x Teleconverter MC-20. This performance makes it possible to zoom in close on subjects that are difficult to approach, delivering flattening effects for shooting which is unique to such a super-telephoto lens. The closest focusing distance across the entire zoom range is 1.3m and the maximum image magnification is 0.57x* providing superb telemacro performance when photographing small subjects such as insects and flowers. Focus Stacking*** is also supported. This feature captures multiple shots at different focal positions and automatically composites a single photo with a large depth of field that is in focus from the foreground to the background.

 

Exceptional imaging performance across the entire zoom range and reliable dustproof and splashproof body

The optical system features a combination of four Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lenses for suppressing colour bleeding, two Super High Refractive Index (Super HR) lenses, and two HR (High Refractive Index) lenses for bright, clear imaging performance up to the edges of the image across the entire zoom range. The ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) Coating reduces ghosts and flares even in poor conditions such as backlit scenes. Also, extensive hermetic sealing on the entire lens barrel provides the same high level of dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof performance as the M.Zuiko PRO series for peace of mind when shooting in any environmental conditions.

 

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Focus limiter and in-lens image stabilization

The rear focus system of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS drives the lightweight focusing lenses for fast, high-precision AF performance. This lens is also equipped with a Focus Clutch and a Focus Limiter. It allows switching the AF operating range between three levels according to the focusing distance for quick focusing and comfortable shooting even in the super-telephoto range. Also, the in-lens image stabilization featuring up to 3 shutter speed steps of compensation**** enables handheld super-telephoto shooting.

 

Available Accessories

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS joins an extensive line-up of M.Zuiko lenses and is compatible with any OM-D or Olympus PEN camera as well as all third party cameras conforming to the Micro Four Thirds System standard. It is also compatible with the protection filter PRF-ZD72 PRO and the Olympus decoration ring DR-79. The bundled lens hood LH-76D can be attached to the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS and M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO. With the LSC-1127 there is also a lens case available in addition.

 

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Availability & pricing

The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS is available from late August at an RRP of £1099.99. The M.Zuiko lens comes with a free six-month warranty extension**** when registered via the MyOlympus platform at http://my.olympus.eu

More information at olympus.co.uk/lenses

* 35mm equivalent
** Recommended Retail Price
*** Following cameras will support focus stacking with this lens after firmware upgrade: OM-D E-M1X, OM-D E-M1 Mark III, OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark III
**** Conforms to CIPA standards, when the focal length set to 400mm and corrected on 2 axes (yaw and pitch)
***** Six months on top of the statutory warranty in the country of purchase.

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