Image on top shows the current Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 X lens lens. The Olympus alternative is coming soon.
According to some anonymous sources Olympus is going to release a new High Quality 40-150mm f/2.8 zoom lens. I am not sure yet if the lens will be announced along the 17mm f/1.8 lens or later. I heard the lens will hit the stores in January. But I don’t know the announcement date yet.
This lens be compete against the just released Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 X lens. For the record, Olympus already has a 40-150mm zoom but that one has a f/4.0-5.6 aperture and by no means the same build and image quality of the upcoming new lens.
This would be the first f/2.8 zoom lens from Olympus. I hope someday they will come out with some f/2.0 lens too
Anyway, please keep in mind that this is a rumor from anonymous and unknown sources (rated FT3). I hope trusted sources can soon confirm the lens release for January!
Meantime, stay tuned on 43rumors the next hours and days!
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