Olympus has been in the news a lot lately for all the wrong reasons. But today, we’re excited to say there’s some good news on the horizon for the company and for photographers who use Micro Four-Thirds cameras. A new Olympus lens roadmap for 2020 has just been released by the company, and it looks as though they are making good on their promise of releasing three new lenses a year. Join us after the break to find out more about the lenses and just what is in store for Olympus fans have in the coming year.
The announcement of several new lenses will go a long way to proving the point Olympus made with their official statement regarding the camera division of the company. The official stance is that the company will continue to develop its camera business and has no plans to disband it. The three new lenses will join the already announced M.Zuiko Digital ED 150- 400mm f4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens, which is set to launch in 2020 as well.
The three new lenses include the ED 12-45mm f4.0 PRO standard zoom lens, and the ED 100-400mm f5.0-6.3 IS super-telephoto zoom lens. The ED 12-45mm f4 Pro will become a workhorse 24-90mm equivalent lens for many photographers, while the ED 100-400mm f5-6.3 will be a 200-800m equivalent lens, which will undoubtedly be enjoyed by wildlife photographers. The third lens is somewhat of a mystery. All Olympus has said is that an additional PRO telephoto zoom lens of an unspecified focal length will join the M.Zuiko family as part of Olympus’ commitment to broaden the field of photographic expression. Your guess is as good as ours when it comes to figuring out what that lens might be.
There are no technical specifications, prices, or release dates to share about these lenses, but Olympus does say detailed specs will be officially announced sometime in 2020. For more information, head to the official Olympus website. What do you think about the new Olympus lens roadmap? Let us know in the comment section below.