Image on top: The current Olympus Four Thirds 50mm f/2.0 macro lens.
I know from our trusted sources that Olympus developed two different portrait lens prototypes. A 45mm f/1.7 and a 50mm f/1.8 lens. I am still not sure which one is coming but a new sources contacted me to say that the Olympus 50mm f/1.8 lens will be announced along the E-P3 in late June. The retail price will be $499 (499 Euro). I am also getting some other reports saying that the lens will not be a macro lens like the Four Thirds 50mm f/2.0 or the Panasonic Micro Four Thirds 45mm f/2.8 lens. And it will be very compact. But please keep in mind that those specs and price are from a new source! Take it for what it is, an unconfirmed and yet not reliable rumor! I hope other sources can confirm or deny that rumor soon.
Meanwhile thanks to the anonymous sender for sharing the tip. All 43rumors readers should hope that new source is telling us the truth also because he said the E-P3 will have a built-in Viewfinder
P.S.: Another source told me that the Olympus 12mm f/2.0 SHG (Super High Grade) will be very expensive. He didn’t send me the price but I hope he will send me that info after reading that post
Here is a list of current Olympus SHG Four Thirds lenses (all made in Tatsuno):
14-35mm f/2.0 ED (Click here to see that lens on eBay).
35-100mm f/2.0 ED (Click here to see that lens on eBay).
90-250mm f/2.8 ED (Click here to see that lens on eBay).
150mm f/2.0 ED (Click here to see that lens on eBay).
300mm f/2.8 ED (Click here to see that lens on eBay).
Reminder -> Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct
Thanks anonymous sender