Last Updated on 02/12/2014 by Felix Esser
It’s no secret that Olympus has been making moves to capture a wider swath of photographers with the high-end Olympus OM-D EM1 and an entry OM-D E-M10. Now Olympus is introducing two new lenses rounding out its burgeoning lens lineup with the new M.Zuiko 7-14mm f2.8 and 300mm f4 Pro Lenses.
First up the M.Zuiko ED 7-14mm f2.8 will be a new wide-angle lens to help Olympus reach even shorter focal lengths (at a 14-28mm equivalent) than its M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ. At f2.8 it touches a nice wide-open aperture especially for such a wide-angle lens. From the first picture of the lens it does not look like the 7-14mm f2.8 will have an auto-manual focus switch. So this piece of glass will likely continue Olympus trend to use the clutch ring.
The other new lens Olympus introduced was the M.Zuiko ED 300mm f4 fixed super telephoto lens. The long barrel prime lens has a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 600mm, which should help for bird watching and reaching out for those far out landscape shots.
The two lenses will work with all Micro Four Thirds cameras and are expected to launch some time in 2015 or later. So far, Olympus hasn’t announced pricing for either of the lenses, but they’ll be available for looking at as mockups on the CP+ show floor in Japan starting tomorrow.
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