Olympus ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens Announced

Olympus 12-40mm Micro Four Thirds Lens

Alongside the new OM-D E-M1, Olympus has released the new ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens in Micro Four Thirds mount. Thanks to the 2x crop factor of Micro Four Thirds sensors, the lens offers a 24-80mm equivalent field of view.

Like the Olympus E-M1, the 12-40mm f/2.8 lens offers weather-sealing for durability in the elements. It features a 7-blade circular aperture for pleasant bokeh. The Olympus ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens retails for $999. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Officially Unveiled

Olympus E-M1

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is finally official. The new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus features a 16.3MP sensor, along with a fast dual phase-detect and contrast-detection AF system.

The OM-D E-M1 features built-in image stabilization, a 3-inch tilting LCD and a frame rate of 10fps. The E-M1 also features a rugged magnesium alloy body with weather-proofing for protection from the elements. [Read more...]

Olympus E-M1 and 12-40mm f/2.8 Image Leaks Out

Olympus E-M1

More leaks for the upcoming Olympus E-M1…

This time we a treated with an overhead view of the E-M1 with the 12-40mm f/2.8 lens attached.  Although, this is not part of the official Olympus teaser.

The 12-40mm f/2.8 lens will result in an effective zoom range of 24-80mm thanks to the 2x crop from the Micro Four Thirds sensor.

The Olympus E-M1 is rumored to be priced at $1500, which is $500 more than the Olympus E-M5 body. [Read more...]