Olympus Announces New E-PL8 Pen, 25mm f1.2 PRO, and More!

At Photokina 2016, Olympus is announcing their new 25mm f1.2 PRO lens in addition to many other long awaited products including the new Olympus Pen E-PL8 mirrorless camera. The camera is pretty compact and sleek, and boasts a load of features like a 180 flip screen for selfies, wifi, premium dials, rounder edges for your hands, leather textures, a touch screen, and so much more. One of the biggest features has to do with Video and how they work with Wifi.

Then there are new lenses like the ED 12-100mm f4 IS PRO lens which will be about the size of the company’s 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens. It will also boast 5-axis stabilization with what Olympus claims to be 6.5 stops of shutter compensation.

Even more exciting though is their new 25mm f1.2 Pro lens coming in at $1,199.99. Olympus made a special design for this lens that moves only a single element when autofocusing. It’s also completely weather sealed and will ship in October. More details are after the jump.






Olympus PEN E-PL8 Specifications
Sensor / Dust Reduction
Sensor Type 4/3” Live MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels 16.1 million
Total Pixels 17.2 million
Filter Array Primary color filter (RGB)
Aspect Ratio & Area 4:3 / 17.3 x 13.0mm
Dust Reduction Super Sonic Wave Filter
Processor Type Olympus TruePicTM VII
Focusing System
AF System Type High-speed imager AF (Contrast detection)
Focus Modes Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)                                                                                                       With Full-time AF (Automatic activation when shooting selfie movies)
Full Time AF Available
Magnified Frame AF
Selectable from over 800 AF points
Enlarged view check by magnify button
Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable
* Super Spot AF only available when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached
Face Detection AF / Eye Detection Available / Available
Eye Detection AF mode: Off / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority
Focusing Points / Focusing Points Selection Mode 81-area multiple AF (Contrast detection AF), 37-area multiple AF (Phase-difference detection AF)
All target, Group target area (3×3-area),
Single target(Standard Target Size/Small Target Size)
AF Illuminator Available
AF Targeting Pad Available *Activate / deactivate with double tap on rear monitor
Manual Focus Assist* Customize Funtion Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)
Peaking Function Activate with Fn button or focus ring
Change peaking settings using the Info button
Color selection: white or black
Image Stabilization
System Type Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie & still, 3-axis* image stabilization) *yaw/pitch/roll
Modes 4 modes (S-I.S.AUTO,S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), OFF
Live View Image Stabilization Activation by half-pressing shutter release or enlarging view.
Focal Length Setting Yes
IS for Live View Image Available (by half-pressing the shutter button or enlarging operation)
Stabilization Performance 3.5 EV Steps *Based on CIPA measurement conditions.

When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ (focal length=42mm (35mm equivalent with 84mm)

Lens IS Priority Yes
Shutter / Sequential Shooting
Shutter Type Computerized focal-plane, high-speed, mechanical shutter
Shutter Speed 1/4000 – 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable)
Bulb/Time: default setting 8min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable)
Sequential Shooting Maximum Speed Sequential shooting H mode1: appro7.4 fps   approx 8.5 fps2
1. Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.
2. when IS is OFF
Sequential shooting L mode: approx 3.7 fps (when using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ lens)
Max. Recordable Pictures in Sequential Shooting [RAW]   Max. 20 frames (in 3.7 seq. shooting L) Max. 16 frames (in 8.5 seq. shooting H)
[JPEG] Max. ∞ frames (in 3.7 seq. shooting L) Max. 64 frames (in 8.5 seq. shooting H)
* When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ
Self Timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5/1/2/3sec., Number of shots: 1-10, Every time AF: Off/On)
Rear Monitor Type 3.0” tilting touch monitor*

*Approx 1037k dots (3:2) electrostatic capacitance touch screen

Rear Monitor Size 3.0” / 7.6 cm
Touch Control Shutter release, magnification, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, Art Filter mode selection, scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection, clips, movie effect, movie teleconverter
When in Selfie Mode: Shutter release, e-Portrait, custom self-timer, movie, exposure compensation
Tilting Capability Upward tilting angle : up to 80 degrees
Downward tilting angle : up to 180 degrees
*mirror display when monitor is in selfie position
Brightness / Color Temp Control (Rear Monitor) ±7 levels / ±7 levels
Color Tone Select Vivid / Natural
Live View Approx. 100% field of view,
Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview,
Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces),
Grid line, Histogram, Magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14), Normal, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off
Field of View Approx. 100%
Display Mode Normal Mode, Histogram Mode, Level gauge, Highlight and shadow, Off
Monitor Information Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, Myset, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP, Focal length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition, Digital teleconverter, Battery check
Display of Face Detection Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed.
Exposure Control / Flash
Metering System Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
(TTL Image sensor metering)
Metering Range EV -2 – 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure Mode i Auto (Live Guide can be performed) , P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite), Photo Story, Scene select AE, Art Filter, Underwater wide/macro1, Custom Mysets 1-42

1. Assign to a button to activate
2. Myset can be assigned to mode dial positions (replacing the original modes)

Scene Select AE Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D*
*3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still only
ISO Sensitivity Auto: ISO LOW (approx. 100) – 25600 (customizable, default ISO LOW – 1600)
Manual: ISO LOW (approx. 100) – 25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV ISO steps
Exposure Compensation Still photo ±5 EV, movie ± 3 EV   in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable                                                                                   *HDR shooting, monitor and EVF displays only up to ±3 EV
AE Lock Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn button as well)
Noise Filter at High ISO Setting Off, Low, Standard, High
Noise Reduction at Slow Shutter Speed Off, On, Auto
On : effective when shutter speed is slower than 1 sec.
Auto : effective when shutter speed is slower than 4 sec. (at ISO 200 or higher) or 8 sec. (at lower than   ISO200)
Flash Intensity Control Method TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
* Available on the external flash
TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
* Available on the external flash
Bundled Flash FL-LM1 – TTL flash, GN = 7 (ISO100・m) / GN = 10 (ISO200・m)
Flash Mode Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Slow Sync (1st curtain sync), Slow Sync (2nd curtain sync), Slow Sync (2nd curtain sync) + Red Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Manual (1/1 (FULL) to 1/64), Flash Off
Syncrhonization Speed Differs by flash unit and mode.
FL-LM1: 1/250 sec., FL-50R: 1/180 sec., Other: 1/200 sec.
Super FP: 1/125 to 1/4000 sec., RC: 1/160 sec.
Flash Intensity Control Up to ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
Compatible External Flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R
Wireless Flash Control Method Triggered and controlled (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system)
Commander flash : FL-LM1, FL-600R
External Flash Intensity Type TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Channel No. 4 channels
Group No. 4 groups: 3 external flash + 1 commander flash*
* FL-600R, FL-LM1
Memory / Image Recording (File Format)
Compatible Memory SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I/II compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible* ) *Not compatible with Endless Memory.
Recording Format DCF 2.0, DPOF compatible / Exif 2.3, PRINT Image Matching III,
MPO compatible
File Format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still)
Recording Image Size [RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels – 640 x 480 pixels
File Size RAW: 4608(H)x3456(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 17MB
(LF): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 7.5MB
(LN): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.5MB                                     (MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
(SN): 1280(H)x980(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB
White Balance / Color Mode
White Balance Mode Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
White Balance Compensation* ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis * Except for Custom WB
Preset White Balance 7 preset WBs (3000K – 7500K)
– Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater,   WB Flash(5500K)
CWB (Kelvin Setting) 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature, 2000K to 14000K.
Capture White Balance 4 custom settings can be registered
Color Mode sRGB, Adobe RGB
Bracketing / HDR
Exposure Bracketing 2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
ISO Bracketing 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
White Balance Bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
Flash Bracketing 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
Art Filter Bracketing i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters selectable
HDR (Auto Composite) HDR1,HDR2 (painting like)
*ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200 and maximum shutter speed is 4 sec.
*Exposure compensation can be performed.
Bracketing for HDR post-process 3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps selectable.
*This function does not execute HDR processing.
*HDR function can be assigned to the Fn-button.
Creative Features
Picture Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Underwater, Art Filters
Gradation Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except Art Flters]
Adjustment Parameter 4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key)
Filter Effect (B&W Filter) Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone
Picture Tone Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone
Art Filter Fourteen in-camera Art Filters are enhanced by new filter variations, art effects and bracketing. You can use Art Filters in all shooting modes as well as filming 1080 HD movies.
Art Filter Modes Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e)
Soft Focus ( – / c.e)
Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d)
Light Tone ( – / d)
Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.f.g)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
Diorama ( – / d.)
Cross Proscess (I, II / b.c.d.)
Gentle Sepia ( – / a.b.c.d.)
Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g)
Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
WaterColor (I, II / a.c.d.)
Vintage (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.i.)
Partial Color (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.)
Art Effect a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin-Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
f. Defocus Efeect
g. B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
h. Picture Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
i. Shade Effect (Top & Bottom, Left & Right)
Color Ring (for partial color) 18 color selectable
Photo Story With Photo Story, users can shoot a normal, everyday scene from multiple viewpoints and combine them into one image. Simply turning the mode dial to “Photo Story”, you’ll be provided with different formats to choose from, and everyday occurrences will become memorable scenes.
Type (Variation / Frame Effect / Window / Aspect) Standard (Ⅰ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ,Ⅳ / a, b, c, d / A, B, C, D
Speed ( – / – / A, E, F)
Zoom in / out (Ⅰ,Ⅱ/ a, c / A, G)
Layout (Ⅰ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ,Ⅳ/ NA / NA)
Can select picture mode for each frame.
Fun Frame (Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ /-/-)
Frame Effect (photo story) a. White Frame
b. White Frame & White Edge Effect
c. Black Frame
d. White Frame & Pin Hole Effect
Aspect Window / Pattern (photo story) A. 4:3/2Frames
B. 4:3/3Frames
C. 1:1/2Frames
D. 1:1/3Frames
E. 1:1/4 Frames
F. 16:9/5 Frames
G. 16:9, 2 frames
Live Bulb / Live Time Update Interval Time – 0.5 sec – 60 sec
Live Composite Update Interval Time / composite method – 0.5 sec – 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)
Interval Shooting 1-999 frames, Interval time 1sec-24hours, Time lapse movies
Multiple Exposure (number of pictures / function) 2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)
Video / Audio Recording
Video Recording Format MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)
Movie Mode [MOV] Full HD: 1920×1080, 30p (29.97fps), 24Mbps (fine) / 16Mbps (normal), Aspect ratio 16:9HD: 1280×720, 30p (29.97fps), 12Mbps (fine) / 8Mbps (normal), Aspect ratio 16:9[AVI] HD: 1280×720, 30fps*, Aspect ratio 16:9SD: 640×480, 30fps*, Aspect ratio 4:3
Maximum Video Recording Time [MOV]

Full HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 22min(Fine)

HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 29min(Fine)


HD : Approx. 7min* / SD : Approx. 14min*
*Except for some of the Art Filters

Art Filter Movie Yes (frame rate: 30fps or lower)
Movie Effect One shot echo / Multi echo / Art fade / Old film
Movie Tele-converter ×4* Available on Movie effect mode
Timelapse Movie Available AVI Motion JPEG1280×720,10fps
Photo in Movie Yes (mode1* / mode2)
*mode1 is available with frame rate is lower than 30fps
Clips 1, 2, 4 or 8 sec (Further continued shooting possible up to 16 sec. by pressing movie record button again)
*FHD 30p Normal
IS for Movie M-IS1 On (Multi Motion and electronic IS from image sensor shift type image stabilisation), Off
AE Lock Available
Video Exposure Control Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
* S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited in less than 1/30 sec
Video File Size .MOV Format: Max 4GB
Compression Ratio Motion-JPEG Format: 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
Audio Recording Format Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono
Microphone Function Wind noise reduction, Recording volume, Microphone volume limiter                                         Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
Wi-Fi GPS Info.Function
Via smartphone GPS data
Image Share
File Type: JPEG*, MOV
Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share.
*Excluding MPO file
Easy Connection
QR code setting
Wireless Shooting
Live View
Rec View
Wireless Touch AF shutter*
Self Timer (w/Countdown guidance ,Sequential shooting, Short movie recording capability)
Wireless Release
Power Off
*Selectable from iAuto / ART / PASM (Live Bulb, Live Time)
*Control settings for aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance and Drive Mode.
Tethered Shooting Not Available
Live Guide Color saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips
Playback Mode Single-frame, information display, index display (4, 9, 25, 100 frames), Clips, calendar, enlargement (2x – 14x), movie (with sound, FF, REW, Pause), slideshow (with sound including BGM, replaceable BGM), picture rotation (auto), Light Box display
Information Display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
Custom Settings Can select from 23 functions to assign to buttons, including the Lens Fn button.
Functions that can be assigned differ by button.
RAW Image Editing Functions RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280×960, 640×480, 320×240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post-recording
RAW picture editing
RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter, ART-BKT)
Detail edit acceptable. (Preview, Memory of 2 setting, re-development)
Image Overlay Up to 3 RAW images
Erasing Function Single frame, All, Selected frames (from Index
Protect Function Single frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
Menu Languagest (34 selectable) English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
Connectivity / Power Requirements
USB / AV / Remote Controller Connector Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 can be used.]
HDMI Connector Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Flash Attachment Hot shoe
Accessory Port 2 Dedicated multi-connector (Separately-sold VF-2, VF-3, VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1, PP-1 Communication Unit can be used)
Wireless LAN Built-in (IEEE 8.02.1b/g/n)
PC Interface USB2.0 Hi-Speed
TV Interface HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
Battery BLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep Mode Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable)
Number of Recordable Pictures Approx. 350 shots (using BLS-50 and TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I EXCERIA™ 32G with IS On, based on CIPA test standards)
Battery Life for Movie Shooting Approx. 90 minutes (under standard JEITA testing)
Approx. 150 minutes (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
*with full battery, when repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes.
Weights & Dimensions / Operating Enviroment / Box Contents
Weight [CIPA guideline compliant,
with BLS-50 battery and Memory card, without eyecup] Approx. 374g/13.2oz(0.83lbs)
[body only] Approx. 326g/11.5oz(0.72lbs)
Dimensions 117.1mm (W)× 68.3mm (H) × 38.4mm (D)
4.6″ (W) x 2.7″ (H) x 1.5″ (D)
[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
Operating Temperature Range 0 ~ +40℃ (operation) / -20 ~ +60℃ (storage)
+32 ~ +104 °F (operation) / -4 ~ +140 °F (storage)
Operating Humidity Range 30 – 90% (operation) / 10 – 90% (storage)
Box Contents Body, Flash FL-LM1, Li-ion battery BLS-50, Li-ion battery charger BCS-5, USB cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Viewer 3 (CD-ROM), Instruction manual, Warranty card

· Pricing: $549.99 (body only in the US), $649.99 with 14-42mm kit lens (US)

· Available in Oct. in black, white and brown







M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO


Focal Length 12-100mm
     35mm Equivalent Focal Length 24-200mm
Lens Construction 17 Elements in 11 Groups
(1 DSA lens, 3 Aspherical lenses, 5 ED lenses, 2 Super HR lenses, 1 HR lens)
Dust & Drip Proof Yes
Focusing System High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
Angle of View 84.1 Degree (Wide) – 12.3 Degree (Tele)
Closest Focusing Distance 0.15m (Wide) / 0.45m (Tele)
Maximum Image Magnification 0.3x(Wide)/ 0.21x(Tele)
     35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification   0.6x(Wide)/ 0.42x(Tele)
Minimum Field Size 64.2×47.2mm (Wide)/ 80.8×61.1mm (Tele)
Number of Blades 7
Maximum Aperture f4
Minimum Aperture f22
Lens IS Mechanism VCM
IS Performance 5-axis Sync IS   6.5 Stops*
* As of September 2016. According to CIPA standards. When yaw and pitch is applied to camera, half-press IS is set to Off, and focal length is set to 100mm.
BODY : E-M1 MarkII
Lens IS   5 Stops / focal length : 100mm
Filter Size Diameter 72mm
Dimensions φ77.5×116.5mm (TBD)
Weight 561g (TBD)
Box Contents Lens Food (LH-76B), Lens Cap(LC-72C), Lens Rear Cap(LR-2), Lens Case(LSC-0914)
Instruction Manual, Olympus Local Warranty Card,
Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
Related Accessories (Option) Protection Filter (ZUIKO PRF-ZD72 PRO)

· Pricing: $1,299.99 (US)

· Available in Nov.



M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f1.2 PRO


Focal Length 25mm
     35mm Equivalent Focal Length 50mm
Lens Construction 14 Elements in 19 Groups
(1 SED lens, 2 ED lenses, 1 E-HR lenses, 3 HR lenses,1 aspherical lens)
Dust & Drip Proof YES
Focusing System High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
Angle of View 47 Degree
Closest Focusing Distance 0.3m
Maximum Image Magnification 0.11x
     35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification      0.22x
Minimum Field Size 157x118mm
Number of Blades 9
Maximum Aperture f1.2
Minimum Aperture f16
Filter Size Diameter 62mm
Dimensions φ70×87mm
Weight 410g
Box Contents Lens Hood(LH-66B), Lens Cap(LC-62F), Lens Rear Cap(LR-2),
Lens Case(LSC-0811), Instruction Manual, Olympus Local Warranty Card
Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
Related Accessories (Option) Protection Filter (ZUIKO PRF-D62 PRO)

· Pricing: $1,199.99 (US)

· Available in Oct.


M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f3.5 Macro


M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 30mm F3.5 Macro
Focal Length 30mm
     35mm Equivalent Focal Length 60mm
Lens Construction 7 Elements in 6 Groups
(1 DSA lens, 1 EDA lens, 1 aspherical lens)
Dust & Drip Proof No
Focusing System High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
Angle of View 40 Degree
Closest Focusing Distance 0.095m
Maximum Image Magnification 1.25x
     35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification      2.5x
Minimum Field Size 13.9×10.4mm
Number of Blades 7 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture f3.5
Minimum Aperture f22
Filter Size Diameter 46mm
Dimensions φ57×60mm
Weight 128g
Box Contents Lens Cap(LC-46), Lens Rear Cap(LR-2),
Instruction Manual, Olympus Local Warranty Card
Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
Related Accessories (Option) Protection Filter (PRF-D46 PRO),Lens Case(LSC-0811)

· Pricing: $299.99 (US), $399.99 (CAN)

· Available in Oct.


FL-900R flash


Specifications ver 1.1
Electronic Flash FL-900R
Guide Number
GN 58 @ ISO 100・m
When using the built-in wide panel GN 14 @ ISO 100・m
Firing Angle
Covers the angle of view of a 12mm to 100mm Micro Four Thirds lens (35mm equivalent: 24mm to 200mm)
When using the built-in wide panel Covers the angle of view of a 7mm to 10mm Micro Four Thirds lens (35mm equivalent: 14mm to 20mm)
Built-in Functions
Wide panel, catch light plate
Flash Modes
TTL-Auto, Auto, Manual, FP TTL-Auto, FP Manual
Flash Emission Period
Approx. 1/20000 to 1/500 sec. (except when using Super FP flash)
Remote Control (RC)
Flash mode: RC, SL Auto, SL Manual
4 channels
Can control 4 groups of flashes independantly from each other (3 slave flash groups + flash on camera body)
Bounce Angle
Up: 0 to 90 degrees, down: 0 to 7 degrees, right: 0 to 180 degrees, left: 0 to 180 degrees
Power: 1.5 W
Color: White
Firing Angle: approx. 70 degrees
Illuminance: 100 Lux @ 1 m
Control mode: Auto, Manual, and Off with adjustment possible by 1 EV step from Full to 1/32
Power Supply
4 AA (R6) alkaline batteries
Recommended 4 AA (R6) NiMH batteries
Charging Time1
Approx. 4.5 sec. (when using AA alkaline batteries)
Approx. 2.5 sec. (when using AA NiMH batteries)
Flash Emission Count1
Approx. 160 times (when using AA alkaline batteries)
Approx. 200 times (when using AA NiMH batteries)
LED Emission Time1
Approx. 2.4 hours (when using AA alkaline batteries)2
Approx. 2.6 hours (when using AA NiMH batteries)2
Operating Environment2
-10℃ to 40℃
Liquid Ingress Protextion (class)
Class 1 (IPX1), equivalent to JISC0920/IEC60529 (in-house measurement)
W 81.2 mm x H 121.4 mm x D 125.2 mm (excluding protrusions)
382g (excluding batteries)
Box Contents
Flash stand FLST-1, flash case, bounce adapter, IR filter,
instruction manual, Warranty Card

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