Olympus Developing 2 New M.ZUIKO PRO Lenses

Olympus 300mm f4 PRO

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.

Olympus E-M5 Retro Micro Four Thirds Shooter Announced

Olympus E-M5

The Olympus E-M5 is the new OM-D series camera that builds on 40-years of the Olympus OM SLR series, as well as the Micro Four Thirds success that Olympus has found in recent years.

The E-M5 features a 16.1MP Live MOS sensor, a built-in electronic viewfinder and max sensitivity to ISO 25,600.  Additionally, the E-M5 will capture 1080i HD video.

The E-M5 should be available in April for $999 (body only), $1099 with a 14-42mm kit lens, or $1299 with a 12-50mm kit lens.  Check availability at B&H Photo and Amazon.

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More details in the press release below. [Read more...]