Image on top shows the OM 50mm f/1.2 lens (here on eBay)
Our top sources confirmed Olympus will launch a new f/1.2 prime lens series. And today we can report with high accuracy that the first lens will be a new 25mm f/1.2 Zuiko PRO! It will ship by mid 2016. Price is yet not known and I am also not sure if Olympus will show the lens for the first time at the Cp+ show in late February.
A while ago our source “Simon” said Olympus did develop both f/1.0 and f/1.2 lenses. But did choose to produce the f/1.2 only:
“Why ? The production cost for the f1.0 were double as for the f1.2. And the size was 43 % bigger and the wight 230g more. The f1.0 is around 620g. Don’t forget with two very quick & silent autofocus Engine. But we will see no f 1.0. it is the same Story like FT E-7 vs. MFT EM-1. and here it is a question of invest in more glas, what means more expensive + more wight. The diameter was 68mm. so to big and to haevy for mft . The autofocus of the New f1.2 is outstanding und works perfect together with the PEN F. 30 % quicker as EM-1 with the Same les.“
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