The Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens release date is rumored to have been scheduled for Photokina 2014, while the next PRO series optics will be unveiled at a later date.
Back in September 2013, Olympus has introduced its first PRO lens. This is a brand new series and it consists of high-quality lenses with a bright apertures relative to their focal length.
All the lenses in the PRO series are and will be freezeproof, splashproof, and dustproof, therefore photographers will be able to use them in harsh environments without worrying about their well-being.
The first in the series is the 12-40mm f/2.8, which is already available at Amazon for under $940. The second is the 40-150mm f/2.8 version. However, only its development has been announced so far, while its specs remain unknown. The 7-14mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 are in a similar situation, as only their “in development” status is official.
The rumor mill has been working tirelessly to provide accurate release dates, something more than the Olympus’ predictions of “later in 2014” for the former and “in early 2015” for the latter duo.
Two separate sources have confirmed that the actual Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens release date has been set for the Photokina 2014, while the other two are coming in spring 2015.
Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens release date rumored to have been scheduled for Photokina 2014
The fact that the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens will be announced and also released during the Photokina 2014 does not come as a big surprise.
We already thought about it after considering what Olympus had said during the 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens launch event. The statement has been reinforced earlier in 2014 when the company has unveiled the OM-D E-M10 Micro Four Thirds camera.
Anyway, we can expect the optic to be very expensive, therefore potential buyers can be happy that they have enough time to raise money and purchase the lens, which will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 80-300mm.
Olympus to display 7-14mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 PRO lenses at Photokina, but that’s it
The sources have said that both the 7-14mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 lenses will be on display at the Olympus’ Photokina 2014 booth. However, the company will not reveal its internal specs until early 2015.
The pair will be released concomitantly sometime in spring 2015 when photographers should not act surprised by their exorbitant price tags. Still, these are just rumors, so take them with a grain of salt.