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Olympus Micro Four Thirds Lens Roadmap Updated November 2019

Olympus has released an updated lens roadmap showing three new lenses, including two new PRO lenses, as well as an affordable telephoto zoom lens.

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Olympus Micro Four Thirds Lens Roadmap November 2019

Following the recent release of the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III, Olympus has released an updated lens roadmap, with three new lenses detailed, including the following new lenses:

  • ED 12-45mm f/4.0 PRO (24-90mm equivalent)
  • Telephoto Zoom Lens (PRO)
  • ED 100-400 f/5.0-6.3 IS

We're also still waiting for the release of the 150-400mm f/4.5 telephoto zoom lens with built-in 1.25x teleconvertor (giving 1000mm equivalent reach), which we first saw at TPS. You can even use another 2.0x teleconvertor with this lens, to give a 2000mm equivalent!

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.

From Olympus "We are pleased to announce three lens model updates to the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital Lens roadmap, including the addition of the ultra-compact M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO and super-telephoto M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS lenses. We have also added a PRO series telephoto zoom lens. All lens models are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds® System standard.

These lenses are in addition to the previously-announced M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO super telephoto zoom lens. It features a 1.25x built-in teleconverter and covers a focal length range of 300 – 1000mm (35mm equivalent). The combination of this lens with the MC-20 2.0x teleconverter makes handheld super telephoto shooting possible at 2000mm (35mm equivalent).

With these new products Olympus will further expand its telephoto lens lineup, maximizing the advantages of the Micro Four Thirds® System, including excellent image quality, compact lightweight systems, and superior image stabilization performance."

Via 43Rumors.com.

 

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JackAllTog Plus
11 6.1k 58 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2019 3:46PM
The 1.25TC in the 150-400 looks wow with a focal length range of 300 1000mm (35mm equivalent). I'd like to shoot the moon with that Smile
steveb127 2 1 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2019 6:28PM
Why do you continue to show 'equivalent' values - anybody who uses Olympus knows about it, FF users are hardly going to be interested in the lenses - totally silly commitment to a factor introduced to help old 35 mm film shooters understand the impact of digital sensors.
Fma7 5 1.1k United Kingdom
27 Nov 2019 7:50PM
Can't see my 9mm F8 on there?
JackAllTog Plus
11 6.1k 58 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2019 9:37PM

Quote:Why do you continue to show 'equivalent' values - anybody who uses Olympus knows about it, FF users are hardly going to be interested in the lenses - totally silly commitment to a factor introduced to help old 35 mm film shooters understand the impact of digital sensors.


I get your point for the die hard fans, but many FF shooters consider downsizing for lighter kit, this helps them when considering the system.
And for me as a generally interested FF photographer it helps me as i forget the actual crop factor is 2.
I've used the 40-150 and loved it, so am excited about a mega reach pro version. In a money no issue world i'd have a m4/3 systems for macro and long reach work as well as my FF for mid range low light.

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