Olympus announces the development of M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 and 300mm 1:4 PRO lenses

Olympus announced the development of of M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO and 300mm 1:4 PRO lenses designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Both lenses are expected to ship in 2015. Additional information:

Development of Olympus’s Micro Four Thirds lens system
Two additional M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

Hamburg, February 12 2014 – Olympus is pleased to announce the development of two new lenses in the M.ZUIKO PRO series: the wide-angle zoom lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO and the super telephoto lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4 PRO.

Both lenses conform to the Micro Four Thirds system standard. Their mock-ups* will be shown at the Camera & Photo Imaging Show CP+ starting Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Japan. With to these two additional lenses the M.ZUIKO PRO series will cover the entire range from super wide angle to super telephoto.

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO lens

The new splash and dust-proof M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO is the first wide-angle zoom lens in the M.ZUIKO PRO series to cover 14-28mm**. Not only does the compact and lightweight design of the lens portray the well-known ZUIKO Quality. Its excellent depictive power and the superb clarity from the center of an image up into each corner of the picture are another highlight of this outstanding new Micro Four Thirds lens.

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4 PRO lens

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4 PRO is the first fixed focus super telephoto lens in the M.ZUIKO PRO series with a 600mm** focal range. This mobile lens offers top-level image quality with a dust and splash-proof housing that makes it perfect even for professional use.

Availability of all four M.ZUIKO PRO lenses

The first interchangeable lens of this series, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO is already available while its successor, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO, is scheduled to go on sale in the second half of 2014. The final two Olympus system lenses of this M.ZUIKO PRO quartet – that will cover everything from super wide angle to super telephoto – are currently under development. Both lenses are scheduled to be relea-sed from 2015 onwards. More details will be announced prior to the launch.

* The mock-ups will not necessarily show the final design.
** 35mm equivalent.

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