NEWS: Olympus Announces Development of M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-400MM F4.5 TC1.25X IS PRO
2 July 2020 | Category: General News
Olympus has revealed an updated M.Zuiko Digital lens roadmap, outlining plans to expand the M.Zuiko lens line-up and including an update of anticipated availability of the previously announced M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO super telephoto zoom lens with built-in 1.25x teleconverter.
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-400MM F4.5 TC1.25X IS PRO
This upcoming PRO lens, for which development was announced in January 2019, continues with an estimated scheduled release of winter 2020. This is the first Olympus interchangeable lens with a built-in 1.25x teleconverter, extending the maximum focal length to 1000mm* (35mm equivalent). Final images of the lens are now available.
*When using the built-in teleconverter. Widest aperture setting is F5.6.
NEW LENS ROADMAP
Two new lenses, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO lens, as well as an unspecified macro lens, will join the M.Zuiko line-up as part of Olympus’ commitment to broaden the field of photographic expression. Olympus will continue enhancing its lens line-up to maximise the unrivalled system portability made possible by the compact, lightweight, high image quality of the Micro Four Thirds System.
BIRD SUBJECT DETECTION FOR OM-D E-M1X CAMERA
To help fulfil the growing needs of birding and wildlife photographers and make super telephoto shooting more convenient, development is underway to add Bird Detection capability to the Intelligent Subject Detection Autofocus of the OM-D E-M1X camera. This new feature will be available for the E-M1X via a firmware update that is scheduled for release in winter 2020.
The new Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-400MM F4.5 TC1.25X IS PRO is expected winter 2020 and will be available for hire, HERE.