(FT4) 7-14mm Zuiko lens to be released at CP+.

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Along the new E-M5II Olympus will also finally launch the new 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens! The other PRO lens, the 300mm f/4.0 will ship the second half of 2015. Both lenses are already listed at BHphoto without pricing info:

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO Lens (here at BHphoto).
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm f/4 PRO Lens (here at BHphoto).

I am yet not 100% sure if the 8mm f/1.8 fisheye will be unveiled at CP+ or  1-2 months later. But it’s going to ship for sure this summer. AT CP+ we will also get a new 14-150mm “R” version.

I yet have no solid info on new Panasonic MFT lenses but I hope to get them soon ;)


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New 40-150mm PRO lens review by Tyson Robichaud and Thom Hogan.

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A great 40-150mm PRO image from Tyson Robichaud.

New double review on the 40-150mm Olympus PRO lens:

Tyson Robichaud writes:

In good light, or with decent contrast, this lens is fast to focus though, so situationally, it’s pretty damn quick.  It’s sharp, contrasty and has good fidelity at lower ISO’s which is where most folks will probably be shooting this for outdoor sports, wildlife, studio or outdoor portraiture or the like, and in those situations I think it will be a great addition to any micro 4/3 system shooter’s bag.

Thom Hogan writes:

Olympus has a real winner with the 40-150mm f/2.8. A very usable focal range, excellent optics, a really nice build with no real flaws in handling, and focus performance at Olympus’ state of the art means that this should become a classic m4/3 lens. Once Olympus has completed their initial Pro line (7-14mm f/2.8?, 12-40mm f/2.8, 40-150mm f/2.8, 300mm f/4), an E-M1 owner should be able to go from 14mm to 600mm equivalent in a four lens set that delivers one heck of a lot of performance in reasonably small packages.

40-150mm PRO shop link:
In USA/Canada at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus and GetOlympus Canada.
In Europe at Wex UK, Technikdirekt and Amazon.
In Asia at Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.

 

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Olympus lens savings are back (up to $100 off on primes and zooms).

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The Olympus US up to $100 lens savings are back on GetOlympus (Click here) and other US stores:
$100 off on the 12mm f/2.0 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 17mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 25mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 45mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$100 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$80 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$100 off on the 12-40mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 75-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

Panasonic cameras:
Panasonic GF6 with kit lens sells for $349 only at Amazon US (Click here).

Olympus cameras:
Silver E-M1 now sells for $1,049 on eBay US (Click here).
Black E-M1 for $1199 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and GetOlympus (Click here).
Silver E-M1 for $1199 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and GetOlympus (Click here).
Black E-M1 with two lenses and extras for $2149 at Amazon (Click here).
$200 off on the E-M5 sold at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and GetOlympus (Click here).
$100 off on the E-Pl7 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and GetOlympus (Click here).
$150 off on the E-PL5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and GetOlympus (Click here).
$100 off on the Olympus SH-1 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and GetOlympus (Click here).

 

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Samyang launches the 135mm f/2.0 (and a Cine 135mm t/2.2) for Micro Four Thirds.

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UPDATE: It’s now on preorder at BHphoto (Click here). And Cine version also (Click here).

Small surprise, Samyang just launched not one but two 135mm lenses. They both come for Micro Four Thirds mount camera too! One is a non-Cine 135mm f/2.0 and one is a Cine 135mm t/2.2 lens. The press text and images can be seen here:

135mm f/2.0:  syopt.com/en/camera/photo-lenses-135mm-F2.0-ED-UMC.php
135mm t/2.2: syopt.com/en/camera/cine-lenses-135mm-T2.2-VDSLR-ED-UMC.php

UPDATE: First test of the lens at Lcap.tistory.com

via Dicahub.

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