(FT4) There may be a delay with the first Olympus f/1.2 PRO lens announcement

50mm12 Image on top shows the OM 50mm f/1.2 lens (here on eBay)

We know from top sources that Olympus will launch a new 25mm f/1.2 lens this year. One of the sources told me that there could be a short delay with the lens announcement. The lens was expected to be announced this summer. Now the best bet for the announcement is September (Photokina).

But before that lens Olympus will definitely launch the already leaked 30mm f/3.5 macro lens.

Bit of history: Olympus OM system had two f/1.2 lenses: The 50mm f/1.2 (here on eBay) and the 55mm f/1.2 (here on eBay).


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(FT5) Olympus E-PL8 has a 16MP sensor

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Olympus had to delay the E-PL8 launch due the Sony sensor production stop in Kumamoto. Now it’s unclear when exactly Olympus can release the camera. But a trusted source confirmed this:

  1. The camera will come in three colors: black, white, light brown.
  2. The camera has the “usual” 16MP Sony MFT sensor

Along the camera Olympus will also announce the new 30mm f/3.5 macro lens. Not sure tough if they will also announce the new 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens at the same time.


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(FT5) Amazon China leaks the Olympus 30mm macro lens info

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The full Olympus 30mm macro lens details just leaked via Amazon China:

  • 1.25X image magnification
  • 7 lens elements in 6 groups
  • Closest focus distance is 0.095 meters
  • 40 degree angle of view
  • Aperture range f3.5 to f22

The official announcement is imminent. It’s unclear if Olypus will also announce the E-PL8 too.

via Digicameinfo.