May will see the release by Olympus of a new lightweight single-focus standard focal-length ultra-slim snapshot lens, the Zuiko Digital 25mm f2.8.
March 5, 2008: May will see the release by Olympus of a new lightweight single-focus standard focal-length ultra-slim snapshot lens, the Zuiko Digital 25mm f2.8.
Designed for Four Thirds System cameras, the new lens has an overall length of 23.5 mm and weight of 95 g. It offers a focal length equivalent to 50 mm in 35mm camera format and will focus down to 13 cm (from the front element). A double-sided aspherical lens element is employed to reduce the lens length and provide optimal aberration correction. A specially formulated lens coating optimised for contre-jour shooting minimises ghosting and flare, while the large aperture of f2.8 and a circular aperture diaphragm provide attractive bokeh.
The Zuiko Digital 25mm f2.8 lens fitted on the new E-420 camera body, showing its small size.
The lens is supplied with a screw-in aluminium lens cap and accepts 43mm diameter filters. An optional polished aluminium lens hood (LH-43) is available. It is scheduled for release in Australia in May 2008, at an RRP$349. For more information, visit www.olympus.com.au.
Lens construction: 5 elements in 4 groups (with special double-sided aspherical lens element)
Lens mount: Four Thirds system
Diaphragm Blades: 7 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum focus: 13 cm
Filter size: 43mm
Dimensions (Diameter x L): 64mm x 23.5mm
Weight: 95 grams