Olympus is on the verge of announcing a slew of new products, including a 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens and a “Black” version of the 12mm f/2 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Just like we were expecting, the rumors are intensifying with less than two months left until the start of the Photokina 2014 event.
In recent times, Olympus has been rumored to be preparing the introduction of a 9mm f/2.8 lens. Sources have even leaked some specs and price details of the optic, but now it is time to go back to a lens which has been mentioned on numerous occasions in the past.
By the looks of it, the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Furthermore, a Black 12mm f/2 lens is in the works, too, and will be announced very soon.
Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens rumored to be unveiled in the coming weeks
Top-level sources have revealed that an M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens is coming within weeks. If it becomes available before the recently-rumored 9mm f/2.8 PRO lens, then it will become the second PRO-series optic.
Olympus is aiming to provide high-quality lenses to Micro Four Thirds users, so photographers will have to expect these products to be relatively expensive.
The 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens is available for about $1,000 at Amazon. There is no exact price tag for the rumored 40-150mm f/2.8, but people familiar with the matter have previously said that this product will retail for an amount in the range of $1,200-$1,300.
When it becomes available for purchase, the 40-150mm lens will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 80-300mm.
Black Olympus 12mm f/2 lens set to be released soon for Micro Four Thirds users
Olympus will also introduce a new 12mm f/2 lens. It will not be any different in terms of optical quality from the current “Silver” version. The new model will be a “Black” one, which may suit the looks of the black Micro Four Thirds cameras.
New Micro Four Thirds cameras, the PEN E-PL7, should be revealed soon
Another Olympus product which is expected to become official in the near future is the PEN E-PL7 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
Some page of the owner’s manual have already showed up on the web, so it appears that the company is simply waiting for the proper time to announce this shooter.
All of them, including the lenses, should be unveiled within the following weeks, so stay close to Camyx!