NEWS: Olympus announce development for new telephoto lens; the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO
24 January 2019 | Category: Motion
M.Zuiko Digital ED 150- 400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO
To further enhance the telephoto shooting capabilities of the E-M1X, Olympus today announces the development of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150- 400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO super telephoto zoom lens. Also in development is the M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20. Combining both products will make handheld super telephoto shooting possible at 2000mm (35mm equivalent). With these products, Olympus is going to further expand its super telephoto line-up, maximizing the advantages of the Micro Four Thirds system, namely features such as excellent image quality, a compact, lightweight design, and great portability.
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO is a super telephoto zoom lens in the M.Zuiko PRO series designed for excellent optical performance in a compact, lightweight form, along with dust-, splash-, and freezeproof (-10°C) performance and superb portability due to its compact construction. It will feature a built-in 1.25x teleconverter, which can instantly be extended to the maximum focal length of 1000mm5 (35mm equivalent). Also incorporating in-lens IS, the lens will support 5-axis Sync IS when operating in concert with the image stabilization of the camera body. The built-in teleconverter provides convenience, making it the optimal super telephoto zoom lens for wildlife and sports photography. This lens is scheduled to go on sale in 2020.
M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter, MC-20
The M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 is a teleconverter that doubles the focal length of the master lens, and features excellent portability as well as dust-, splash-, and freezeproof (-10°C) performance. It can be attached to the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO currently in development as well as the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO and M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO lenses. Not only does this item extend the telephoto range, but it also doubles the maximum shooting magnification of the master lens for unprecedented super telephoto macro shooting. The MC-20 is expected to be available summer 2019.