Three new lenses have been announced by Olympus at Photokina: the new 25mm f/1.2 and 12-100mm f/4 Pro lenses and a 30mm f/3.5 macro lens.


The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens. (Source: Olympus.)
Featuring dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof construction, the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens is a fast standard prime lens covering an angle of view equivalent to 50mm in 35mm format. Its optical design comprised 19 elements and includes eight special elements (among them Super ED lens and ED lenses plus E-HR and HR elements) that suppress all types of aberrations. The lens design achieves defocusing effects that transition smoothly from the focused surface.

Autofocusing is driven by a MSC mechanism that is optimised for still images and movies. A Manual Focus Clutch mechanism makes switching to manual focus quick and easy and the L-Fn button on the lens barrel allows you to pause autofocus and assign other camera body custom settings. This lens will focus to 30 cm (working distance: 19.5 cm), and has a maximum shooting magnification of 0.11x (35mm equivalent: 0.22x). It will be available in October at an RRP of AU$1999.


The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO lens. (Source: Olympus.)
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO lens is a compact, high-performance, high-magnification professional zoom lens with dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof construction. It covers angles of view equivalent to 24-200mm in 35mm format and has a constant f/4 maximum aperture. The optical design include special lenses such as DSA (Dual Super Aspherical) lenses, ED lenses, and Super HR lenses to minimise aberrations and Z Coating Nano technology helps to deliver excellent image quality by suppressing ghosting and flare. The in-lens image stabilisation supports Olympus’s expanded 5-axis sync IS, working with the camera’s in-body stabilisation to provide up to 6.5 EV of compensation performance.

The closest focusing distance at 12mm wide-angle is 15 cm, making it possible to take close-up shots up to 1.5 cm away from the end of the lens. At 100mm, the closest focusing distance of 45 cm provides a working distance of 27 cm, and a maximum shooting magnification of 0.21x (35mm equivalent: 0.42x). The Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm f4.0 PRO Lens will be on sale from October 2016 at an RRP of AU$1799.


The M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens. (Source: Olympus.)

Designed for photo enthusiasts and advanced amateur photographers, the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f3.5 Macro lens features a maximum image magnification of 2.5x, the highest in its class. It provides a working distance of 14 mm for true 1:1 macro shooting but is also usable as a general-purpose lens. Like the new Pro lenses, this lens supports

the 5-axis Image Stabilisation of the OM-D and PEN models. The optical design includes DSA and EDA elements to keep the lens unit compact while maintaining high performance and minimise vignetting. This lens is equipped with the MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism for fast and quiet focusing when shooting still pictures and movies.   Inner focusing ensures the physical lens length does not change. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro will be available in October for an RRP of AU$399.

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