(FT4) New Olympus MicroFourThirds lenses in January/February

(FT4) Our sources told us that Olympus is planning the release of new MicroFourThirds lenses for very early 2010 (January-February).

(FT3) A new source told us more: “…Oly is planning to pretty much follow Panasonic, offering at least an ultra wide (7-14 or 9-18), a fast prime (competing with the pana 20 1.7) and a tele/macro prime.” I had a smalltalk with the new source and I trust him.


(FT2) No new Olympus MFT lenses this year

A new source says the new Olympus MicroFourThird lenses will not be unveiled before 2010. The next two MFT Olympus lenses are expected to be zoom lenses.

We ask our sources to confirm this rumor.

Anyway we are 99% sure the E-P2 is coming soon.

(FT4) Next Panasonic cameras or lenses early 2010

This rumor has been confrimed from many of our sources. Panasonic is not going to release any new MicroFourThirds product in 2009. (They already have done a good job this year!). Maybe a new camera and 1-2 new lenses are expected to be unveiled early 2010 (in February?).

And one more thing, other two sources confirmed us that in 2010 Panasonic will announce more MicroFourThirds lenses than Panasonic showed us on the roadmap!!!

Not only the 100-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS, 8mm f/3.5 fisheye and 14mm f2.8. Some Leica branded Panasonic lenses are expected to be announced during next year!

(FT4) UPDATED-> Samyang ready to produce lenses for Four Thirds mount?


Samyang recently released the new 14mm f2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical lens for Canon, Sony, Nikon and Pentax mount. Now we know that Samyang will “possibly” produce lenses for Four Thirds mount! The lens they want to release for Olympus is the 35mm f/1.4 (UPDATE: 35mm in Fullframe format-> it will be a 70mm on your Four Thirds camera!). This lens is going to be announced early 2010 and should be also available for Nikon, Sony, and Pentax mount. UPDATE: The Canon version will have an f/1.2 aperture :)


P.S.: UPDATE: Samyang is a korean company! You can see their lenses here: Samyang lenses on amazon