(FT5) Olympus 150-400mm PRO lenswill be announced tomorrow and cost $7,499 according to BHphoto

Two details make it likely that the new Olympus 150-400mm PRO lens will cost $7,499:

  1. If you go on this BHphoto search page you will find that BH only find the lens if you set the price at $7,499.
  2. Our reader John spotted this: The lease life shows that the lens would cost you $9600 over the term of the lease.  If you back out the interest cost on the lease, it brings the price of the lens down to $7500.

Announcement tomorrow?

Oly Forum will hold a live chat with Olympus tomorrow at 19:00 Berlin time. They teased that there will be info about something that is now still “confidential”.

(FT2) Olympus 150-400mm f/4.5 Japanese CRAZY Price leaked?

One source (Thanks!) sent us this screenshot with details about the new Olympus 150-400mm f/4.5 lens:

  • The lens will cost 880.000 YEN (7000 Euro with tax included!)
  • Shipment start on January 21

I do hope the pricing is a typo. It really makes no sense at all! I hope sources reading this post will send me the real price info :)

(FT5) STUNNING !!!! Voigtlander will soon announce the new 29mm f/0.8 Micro Four Thirds lens!

Folks this is simply stunning! This news alone may keep the Micro Four Thirds system alive and kicking :)

Nokishita reports that Voigtlander-Cosina will soon announce the new SUPER NOKTON 29mm f/0.8 Aspherical Micro Four Thirds lens! As far as I can recall this would be the fastest production photography lens of the world beating the (low quality) Ibelux f/0,85. The only faster lenses are actually made for X-ray or other industrial use (see them on ebay).

Knowing Voigtlander I am sure this lens will offer a surprisingly decent image quality at max aperture. Can’t wait to see how big this lens is too! Stay tune on 43rumors for more info soon!

(FT5) Sony has one newly developed MFT sensor ready for early 2021

Very solid sources told me that Sony has one very new MFT sensor that will be available for production in early 2021. I hope to get some specs soon but it’s really a major step forward from what I heard. I have no idea if this sensor will be suited by the next Panasonic GH6 camera or in some other new model.

But I promise you…I will work to get you details as soon as I can ;)

Will the Olmypus 150-400mm PRO lens be announced around November 20 at the “Wild Bird Photo” event?

Dclife believes the new Olympus 150-400mm PR lens will be announced around November 20 at the “Olympus Wild Bird Photo” event. An evidence is also the fact that Olympus has a livestream event scheduled for November 20 4am Tokyo time (November 19 US time):

Photographer Brooke Bartleson will talk at this event and she is known to be often part of Olympus product launch videos.