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  • Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

    Four Thirds User (Fourthirds-user.com) is a sibling site to the e-group.

    Hamburg, February 12 2014 Olympus is pleased to announce the development of two new lenses in the M.ZUIKO PRO series: the wide-angle zoom lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO and the super telephoto lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4 PRO.

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    Re: Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

    Originally posted by Four Thirds User View Post
    Four Thirds User (Fourthirds-user.com) is a sibling site to the e-group.

    Hamburg, February 12 2014 Olympus is pleased to announce the development of two new lenses in the M.ZUIKO PRO series: the wide-angle zoom lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO and the super telephoto lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4 PRO.

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    Hoorah!! But still too long to wait!

    David
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    • #3
      Re: Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

      At least there's a rough date for the 40-150. Licking my lips at the 7-14!
      Stephen

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      • #4
        Re: Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

        Now the small question of price.
        Brian

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        • #5
          Re: Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

          Great news but I feel small may not feature in pricing.
          Ed

          What if the Hokey Cokey is what its all about?

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          • #6
            Re: Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

            Anybody care to hazard a guess at just how big and expensive a 300mm 1.4 Pro lens is likely to be?

            Ron

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            • #7
              Re: Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

              Originally posted by David Morison View Post
              Hoorah!! But still too long to wait!

              David
              indeed - but then it could also be argued it's been too long to hear the announcement too!

              as I have always believed that 300/4 made the most sense for the m43 I obviously welcome that, but hope they don't add OIS and the associated bulk and cost.

              there's now also practical scope for a 1.4x with that and the 40-150/2.8
              E, Pen and OM-D bodies
              43 m43 and legacy glass
              loads of flashes and accessories from all the systems

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              • #8
                Re: Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

                Originally posted by Olybirder View Post
                Anybody care to hazard a guess at just how big and expensive a 300mm 1.4 Pro lens is likely to be?

                Ron
                massive and super expensive (well into 5 figures!)

                fortunately this is 1:4 ie f4
                E, Pen and OM-D bodies
                43 m43 and legacy glass
                loads of flashes and accessories from all the systems

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                • #9
                  Re: Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

                  Originally posted by Olybirder View Post
                  Anybody care to hazard a guess at just how big and expensive a 300mm 1.4 Pro lens is likely to be?

                  Ron
                  Here's a guess at a f/4 300mm

                  About £1200 that one.

                  So I'm expecting the Oly version to be around £2K.
                  Brian

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                  • #10
                    Re: Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

                    Just received some pictures:



                    300mm f/4



                    7-14 f/2.8

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                    • #11
                      Re: Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

                      Originally posted by photo_owl View Post
                      massive and super expensive (well into 5 figures!)

                      fortunately this is 1:4 ie f4
                      Whoops, I can't tell my full stops from my colons!

                      Ron

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                      • #12
                        Re: Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

                        Originally posted by Ian View Post
                        Just received some pictures:



                        300mm f/4



                        7-14 f/2.8

                        Ian
                        Ian, that's just not fair showing us something we can"t have! Can"t see a focus limiter switch on the 300, hope there will be one as it is almost essential for BIF.

                        David
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                        • #13
                          Re: Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

                          God just dribbled down my shirt
                          Regards
                          Michael

                          OM-D E-M5 mk2, m12-40mm f2.8, m25mm f1.8, m45mm f1.8, m60mm f2.8 Macro, M14‑150mm 1:4-5.6 II, M75-300mm MK2, Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 fisheye

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                          • #14
                            Re: Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

                            Ooohhhh, dribble, drool...........

                            Judging by the family resemblance to the 12-40/2.8, which is quite different from the other m43 lenses, it looks as if this lot have been in gestation for a little while. For me, the exciting prospect is the 40-150 but I can see why these new ones will be very attractive.

                            I wonder what else is further up the pipe? (*)

                            John

                            (*) By which I do NOT mean Ron's colon

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                            • #15
                              Re: Two additional Olympus M.ZUIKO PRO lenses to launch in 2015

                              Originally posted by bilbo View Post
                              Now the small question of price.
                              Forget the idea of small (in price) though.

                              At least there is a bit of time to first have some money available & secondly, to space out the expenditure to not cause an immediate divorce. I have to break these purchases gently to my wife & hope I can get some decent (musical) instrument sales at the time for the cash (it all goes through the books too, so I pay my tax). I want the 40-150 (f2.8) lens first & then we'll see what I might come by next. We'll see.
                              Ross
                              I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
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                              Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
                              Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
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                              Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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