Olympus have confirmed the availability of an exciting addition to their lens range for all Micro 4/3rds cameras - the M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro Lens.
Designed as the perfect partner for the highly regarded 12-40mm f/2.8 pro lens the new 40-150mm offers a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout its extremely useful 80-300mm full frame equivalent range.
The combination of a 150mm focal length and f/2.8 aperture means subject isolation should be a breeze with this lens.
Olympus have made the lens fully weatherproofed to be dust, splash and freeze proofed and have incorporated in a worlds first dual linear VCM (Voice coil motor) motors power focusing two high-grade lens elements. The lens length remains unchanged when zooming and focussing.
The new 40-150 is sure to be popular with Sports and action photographers and will be a great choice for portraits and landscape photography.
Just 163mm long, 880g in weight and incorporating a unique design sliding lens hood the new lens also boasts a programmable function button and a manual focus clutch for instant manual focus override.
The optics include 1 Aspherical ED element, 2 Aspherical elements. 1 SED elements, 3 ED elements and 1 HD element in the 16 elements in 10 groups construction. Minimum focus is just 0.7m at all focal lengths and remains the same even with the 1,4x teleconverter.
With this lens Olympus are sure to persuade more photographers to switch to the Micro 4/3rds format as until now there has not been a native lens capable of f/2.8 at a 300mm equivalent focal length.
Olympus have also announced the MC-14 teleconverter which increases the focal length by 1.4x and costs just one f-stop - making the 40-150 in to a maximum 420mm equivalent focal length with f/4 aperture. Just 105g and with 6 elements in 3 groups its not a strain to add this to your cameras bag!
Park cameras are sure to have some of the first examples of these great new Olympus products in the UK so to place an order please visit us in our London or Burgess Hill stores, call us on 01444 23 70 70 or visit www.ParkCameras.com where you can see all the new announcements! Expected availability is November 2014.