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 STYLUS XZ-2 for $299 – Deal Alert

Olympus XZ-2

B&H has the Olympus XZ-2 for $299 (reg. $599) with 4% rewards and free shipping. The XZ-2 is an advanced compact camera with a 12MP sensor, RAW image capture and a bright, f/1.8-2.5 lens. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Additionally, the slightly lower-spec’d RAW compact Olympus XZ-10 is available for $199.99 (reg. $399.99) with 4% rewards and free shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.03 Now Available

Aperture 3

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW to version 5.03, which adds RAW image support for the Canon EOS M2 in Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11. The update also resolves an issue that prevented lens correction from working properly with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 images and address a color cast issue on some Olympus OM-D E-M1 images.

The update is available through the Mac App Store’s “Updates” tab.