I stopped by Olympus’ meeting room at CES 2016 (no Olympus booth this year), to get a closer look at the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO lens. I was able to try out a preproduction unit for a few minutes with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II. In short, it is an impressive addition to Olympus’ line-up. [Read more…]
Olympus has announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO lens for Micro Four Thirds mounts. It provides an equivalent 600mm field of view. It has optical image stabilization that provides up to 4-stops of shake reduction. It also offers 5-Axis Sync Image Stabilization that works in conjunction with the sensor-based image stabilization on certain Olympus cameras. [Read more…]
Olympus has announced the development of a pair of new M.ZUIKO PRO lenses – the M.ZUIKO DIGTAL ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F4 PRO.
The new 7-14mm f/2.8 lens (14-28mm equivalent) is a weather-sealed lens that’s dustproof and splashproof designed with the ruggedness of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and E-M5 in mind. The 300mm f/4 lens will yield a 600mm equivalent field of view with the Micro Four Thirds sensor of the E-M1 and other MFT cameras.
Both new lenses are scheduled to launch in 2015. No word yet on pricing.
Rokinon released news on its Facebook page that it will be launching a new 300mm f/6.3 mirror lens in July for $299. The mirror lens is for the Sony E-mount NEX cameras only. With the 1.5x crop factor, the lens will offer an equivalent field of view of 450mm on a Sony NEX camera.