by Ian Burley
Olympus to expand high-grade Micro Four Thirds lens system
- Olympus OM-D E-M5 preview analysis
- Official E-M5 press release and technical specifications
- Hands-on video and photos with the E-M5
New bright & macro MFT lenses to launch in 2012
Olympus duo target portrait and close-up enthusiasts
Hamburg, 8 February 2012 – The ever-expanding family of Micro Four Thirds camera owners will have two new super-high quality lenses to choose from in 2012: the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm 1:1.8 lens for portraits and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro lens for fans of nature photography.
The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm 1:1.8
The large aperture of this very bright lens is ideal for low-light photography and high-speed indoor sports. An excellent choice for studio shots, it also allows Micro Four Thirds owners to capture radiant portraits. While the build quality matches the very high standard set by the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm 1:20, its elegant, full-metal design complements top-notch MFT cameras like Olympus’ new OM-D and PEN series.
The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro
A perfect first add-on for owners of the new high-end Olympus OM-D camera, this specialist close-up lens is housed in a robust dust- and splashproof body for worry-free shooting in rough conditions outdoors. Detailed macros of plants and animals come beautifully to life with maximum 1:1* magnification at a focusing distance as close as 19cm.
Mock-ups** of both lenses will be available at the CP+ Photo and Camera Imaging Show in Yokohama, Japan from February 9 to 12, 2012. The price and precise launch dates will be available later in the year.
* Equivalent to 2:1 in 35mm equivalent.
** The mock-ups will not necessarily show the final design.