Olympus has unveiled the second-generation M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 lens, which is weathersealed and provides better performance than its predecessor.
The second-generation all-round zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras offers improved performance than its forerunner and it is weathersealed.
Olympus announces M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras
Olympus has taken the wraps off of a new interchangeable lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The company is praising the performance of its brand new lens, stating that it will meet “all of your professional shooting needs”.
This all-round lens comes with 10.7x optical zoom and will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of 28-300. Its maximum aperture sits between f/4 and f/5.6, depending on the selected focal length.
The new Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II lens is weathersealed, meaning that it comes with a dustproof and splashproof build. When used in combination with a WR camera, photographers will be able to shoot even in harsh conditions.
Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II lens fetures new ZERO coating unlike its predecessor
The first generation of this optic was released in 2010. The new version features ZERO coating, that consists of a Zuiko Extra-Low Reflection Optical coating in order to reduce scratches as well as flare and ghosting.
Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II lens is based on an MSC system (Movie and Still Compatible), which delivers quick and silent autofocus when taking photos or videos.
The optic uses 7 diaphragm blades for beautiful bokeh and consists of 15 elements divided into 11 groups. Its magnification rate stands at 0.22x, while its minimum focusing distance stands at 50 centimeters.
The all-round zoom optic features an internal focus mechanism, so the front lens elements does not move when focusing.
Availability details of the Olympus 14-150mm II all-round zoom lens
Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II lens weighs 285 grams / 0.63 lbs, while measuring 64mm in diameter and 83mm in length. Its filter thread size stands at 58mm.
The lens will be released only in a black color this March. Its price tag has been set at $599.99 and it can be pre-ordered at Amazon
Adorama is also offering this optic for pre-order at the aforementioned price. At the time of writing this article, the maximum aperture was displayed incorrectly at the store (f/3.5-5.6 instead of f/4-5.6). However, we expect the listing to be corrected rather quickly.