Updated Olympus lens roadmap, upcoming bird detection AF, 150-400mm f/4.5 not canceled


More news from Olympus:


Olympus released a new/updated M.Zuiko lens roadmap:

  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4.0 PRO is updated
  • Macro Lens is added


→ Olympus provided some updated information on their new M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens:

Updated information of M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRODevelopment on the high-resolution M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO super telephoto zoom lens with built-in 1.25x teleconverter was announced in January 2019, and is currently moving toward the scheduled release of this winter. Furthermore, the final image design of the product is now available.


→ Development of future firmware upgrade to support bird detection AF:

Development of future firmware upgrade to support Bird detection AF Development is underway to add Bird detection to Intelligent Subject Detection AF on the Olympus OM-D E-M1X. The firmware is scheduled for release this winter.


Olympus released new webcam software for five OM-D models (beta version, for Windows only). OM-D Webcam Beta is compatible with the following camera models:

  • E-M1X
  • E-M1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III
  • E-M5 Mark II


Olympus started a new promo in Europe.

The big question now is what will Panasonic do with their MTF product line after Olympus announced that they will sell their camera business.

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