Next month will see the release of the new M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20, which is designed for the latest Olympus lenses.

The new M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20. (Source: Olympus.)

Featuring dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof construction, this new 2x teleconverter is ideal for use with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO, which is currently in development. When attached to the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO, handheld super telephoto shooting at 1200mm equivalent (35mm equivalent) is possible. It also makes that lens able to shoot at near life size (0.96x magnification) for close-ups of small subjects. Focus stacking can be utilised to create photos that are in focus across the entire image.

The optical design of the MC-20 consists of nine elements in four groups, with an HR lens helps suppress various types of aberrations including chromatic aberration. It is also designed to minimise ghosting and flare. Since the  primary lens is designed to deliver excellent performance when a teleconverter is attached there should be virtually no loss in autofocus speed and the camera’s 5-axis image stabilisation will enable hand-held shooting.

The M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter, MC-20 will be available from early July 2019 at an RRP of AU$699.