Development announcement: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens and M.Zuiko Digital 2x teleconverter MC-20


Olympus announced the development of a new M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens (expected in 2020) and M.Zuiko Digital 2x teleconverter MC-20 (expected in 2019).

See also the updated 2019 Olympus M.Zuiko MFT lens roadmap.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens specifications:

LENS TYPE Prime lens
MAX FORMAT SIZE FourThirds
FOCAL LENGTH 150–400 mm
IMAGE STABILIZATION Yes
LENS MOUNT Micro Four Thirds
MAXIMUM APERTURE F4.5
APERTURE RING No
AUTOFOCUS Yes
FULL TIME MANUAL Yes
FOCUS METHOD Internal
DISTANCE SCALE No
DOF SCALE No
MATERIALS Magnesium alloy
SEALING Yes
COLOUR White
HOOD SUPPLIED Yes
TRIPOD COLLAR Yes
OTHER built-in 1.25x teleconverter (375-1000mm)

Additional information:

Olympus Corporation (President: Hiroyuki Sasa) is pleased to announce the development of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO super telephoto zoom lens. This model is compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, featuring a 1.25x built-in teleconverter, covering a focal length range from 300-1000mm1 (35mm equivalent). Also in development is the M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20. Combining both products makes handheld super telephoto shooting possible at 2000mm (35mm equivalent). Design mockups of these items will be on display at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show held at the Pacifico Yokohama in Japan beginning Thursday, February 28, 2019.

With these items, Olympus is going to further expand its super telephoto lineup, maximizing the advantages of the Micro Four Thirds System, namely, features such as excellent image quality, a compact, lightweight design, and amazing portability.

The full rpess release can be found here.

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