The Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens has received a mention in an official brochure detailing the OM-D E-M1 mirrorless camera, while the rumor mill has leaked the optic’s retail price on the Australian market.
A series of high-quality lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras were introduced in the fall of 2013. Olympus is aiming to sell as many units as possible to professional photographers, but the problem is that the PRO line-up consists of only one model so far.
The 12-40mm f/2.8 optic was released in 2013, but it is set to be joined by some new models sometime in the near future. The development of the 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens has already been confirmed by Olympus and it seems like it is poised to finally get a real launch event at the Photokina 2014 or prior to the world’s largest digital imaging fair.
In the meantime, the zoom optic has been mentioned in an E-M1 brochure, while its price tag for the Australian market has been revealed by a trusted source.
Olympus mentions its 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens in OM-D E-M1 brochure
The Japan-based company has published a new brochure detailing the capabilities of the OM-D E-M1 mirrorless camera. In this online document, the PRO-series lenses are getting some special mentions.
If the 12-40mm f/2.8 was no surprise, users were not expecting to see the 40-150mm f/2.8 version in the brochure. The product is said to offer the highest imaging level to Olympus MFT camera owners and to meet the demands of professional users.
The telephoto zoom lens will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 80-150mm as well as a high-grade optical performance.
The lens is also confirmed to be both dustproof and splashproof, allowing photographers to keep shooting in harsher environmental conditions.
Olympus says that the optic has been carefully designed to be used in combination with the 12-40mm f/2.8 lens in order to cover a very wide focal range.
Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom lens price to stand at AUD$1,500
Since this is one of the things that users want to find out, the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom lens price has received a mention from the rumor mill once again.
The optic will be released for $1,500 Australian Dollars, says 43rumors, who has also reported that US residents will pay something between $1,200 and $1,300 for the same product.
The information makes sense, so all that we need to see is the official announcement. Stay tuned and check out the 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, where it is available for around $900.