Olympus has updated its lens roadmap for 2021, with two new lenses detailed, including a wide aperture 20mm F1.4 PRO lens (40mm equivalent), and a 40-150mm F4.0 PRO zoom lens, with 80-300mm equivalent zoom range.
As PRO lenses, they both offer weather-sealing, and should deliver excellent image quality. They are being shown with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 III, and we expect them to be lightweight, mid-range lenses, designed for those who want a more compact option. No details on pricing have been released yet, but with the PRO label we know that they will command a more premium price than other budget lenses.
The M.Zuko Digital ED 20mm f1.4 PRO lens looks like a more compact choice if you’re looking for a bright lens, but want something smaller than the f1.2 PRO lenses, and it looks to have a large focus ring.
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO zoom lens looks to have been designed to be a compact zoom lens, with a zoom range that would make a nice match for the recent ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens, whilst also giving an improved aperture range compared to the 40-150mm f/4-5.6 lens, as well as being smaller than the 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens.
The new lenses are listed as:
- Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO
- Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO
Olympus Lens Roadmap – September 2021:
You’ll also find there are additional lenses planned, but without full details, and these are listed as:
- Macro lens (around 100mm, 200mm equivalent)
- Telephoto Zoom
- Telephoto Zoom
We don’t have any pricing information or any details of when they will be released, so if you can’t wait for the new lenses to be released, then why not have a look at our roundup of the best Micro Four Thirds lenses.
From Olympus: Expansion of the compact and lightweight Micro Four Thirds system to include two additional M.Zuiko PRO lenses
Hamburg, September 9, 2021 – OM Digital Solutions GmbH is pleased to announce the development of two new lenses that conform to the Micro Four Thirds System standard.
The M.Zuiko Digital lens roadmap has been updated to include the M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO compact large-diameter single-focal-length lens, and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO compact telephoto zoom lens.
- M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO
- M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO
Both lenses are from the M.Zuiko PRO series, which are compact and lightweight lenses that offer excellent resolution and, make the most of the unrivaled portability and image quality that is the hallmark of the Micro Four Thirds System.
OM Digital Solutions will continue to leverage the characteristics of the Micro Four Thirds System to enhance its lineup of lenses and broaden the scope for photographic expression.
Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the OM Digital Solutions website at www.olympus-europa.com/site/en/c/cameras for the latest specifications.
Company names and product names contained in this release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.