I just got a price indication about the new upcoming Olympus 12-50mm lens. It came from an asian source so I have to convert the price it in dollars That’s why you can’t expect this to be the exact price. Using the current conversion the new lens will cost around $400. But it will also be sold as kit lens along the E-PL3 and E-P3 and should be even cheaper in that case.
And here are the (FT5!) full specs of the 12-50mm EZ ED lens:
Focal length: 12-50mm
Close focusing: 0.35 meter (0.98 ft)
Macro: 0.2 to 0.5 meter (0.66-1.6 ft)
Filter size: 52
Ring: Focus and Aperture ring
Zoom: Powerzoom button on the left side of the lens
AF: Super fast AF and silent focusing
Announcement tomorrow (December 14) at 6-7 am. Stay tuned on 43rumors!
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