The Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens price and release date are once again a main subject of the rumor mill as the optic is poised to begin shipping in early 2015 for a maximum amount of $1,300.
The rumor mill is very active when it comes to the Olympus PRO-series lenses and there is a good reason for that. Olympus launched only one model, the 12-40mm f/2.8, sometime last year so we are eager to see more models in action.
Since then, the company has confirmed that both the 7-14mm f/2.8 and the 300mm f/4 are in the works and that they are coming. However, there is little news about the 40-150mm f/2.8 model.
Instead, the rumor mill is providing a lot of details and it seems like they are not something that Micro Four Thirds users wanted to hear. It is becoming more and more clear that this telephoto zoom optic will be unveiled at the Photokina 2014, but it will not become available on the market until early 2015 for a rather hefty price tag.
Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens price and release date are $1,300 and early 2015, respectively
Furthermore, the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens price is said to have been set between $1,200 and $1,300. It seems like the price will not go below $1,200, but it will not go above $1,300 either.
Micro Four Thirds users may consider it a bit too high. Either way, this is a high quality lens and its performances may be worthwhile, so if you are planning to purchase the optic, you should start saving some money right away.
What is certain is that the lens will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of 80-300. Last but not least, the optic will provide a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the zoom range.
Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 PRO lenses also coming in 2015 for over $1,000 each
Similar gossip talks have spread on the web regarding the 7-14mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 in recent times. These two optics will be pushed on the market sometime in 2015, probably during the first few weeks of the year.
The 300mm f/4 does not have a rumored price so far, but the 7-14mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens is believed to retail for a price of $1,799. This is even more expensive than the telephoto model, although it is not such a big surprise.
Once again, we feel compelled to remind you to take these details with a pinch of salt and to wait for some official information before drawing a conclusion. Stay tuned!