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Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

I'm currently at Photokina in Cologne, Germany and here Olympus has confirmed the arrival of the new m.Zuiko 40-150 f/2.8 Pro plus a matching 1.4x converter. US pricing is $1499.99 and $349.99, respectively.

Hope to get UK pricing soon.

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Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

It will most likely be the same old swop the $ for the sign
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Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

Almost - they're coming in at 1299, so not exactly the 925 it would be if it were a fair exchange - still at least the grey market sellers will do well.

BTW Ian you might want to change the subject line - a 14-150 2.8 is a great idea though

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Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

Looks like the 2 can be purchased together for a deal!! Interesting worth looking at I think...

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Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

Here are some snaps from the Olympus stand:





The new 1.4x teleconverter - note the protruding element.









The protruding element requires a special cap.





The hood slides back like on the 60mm macro, by the way.

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Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

So does the 1.4 converter work for other lenses?
Would it work with a m4/3 to 4/3 converter

...and more importantly...when are they to be released in the UK?
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Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

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So does the 1.4 converter work for other lenses?
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I don't think it will. The "protuberance" would interfere with the rear element of the lenses. Will have to look to see if there are any with deep set rear elements. Also, I expect the distance between the rear element of the 40-150 matches very precisely to the 1.4 converter.
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Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

As the converter has a protruding element I doubt it will work with most if not all existing lenses. But I will try to get a definitive answer.

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Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

Thanks Ian will it also work with the 12 - 40mm PRO lens?
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Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

Ian,
Is there any kind of focus limiter on the new lens?

Does the lens have any facility for attaching a strap (other than via the tripod collar)?
{I'm not keen on walking around with this lot only supported from the E-M1 body lugs}
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Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

Just found some pictures taken with the new lens combo....taken from another m4/3rds site...

http://http://www.pekkapotka.com/zuiko4015028/q8uxqztvlf3aprjsz5g6s81zhbd9ay

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Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

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Is there any kind of focus limiter on the new lens?
I was disappointed to find that it hasn't got one. Was hoping that the new v2 firmware might have introduced it to the camera in a similar way to some Sony cameras. Perhaps focus is so fast it doesn't need one.

Perhaps Ian can advise on the focus speed moving from close to distant focus?

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Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

Just received an email from Wex which showed a picture of the other new lens. The 12mm f1.2 - wow. Unfortunately a typo for the black 12mm f2😄. Oh well.
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Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

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Thanks Ian will it also work with the 12 - 40mm PRO lens?
The Olympus US site says just the 40-150mm and the proposed 300 f/4.

http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/new/...ter-mc-14.html

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Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

Wex has the lens for 1299 and with the converter for 1499 preorder: not quite the bargain they are in the US...

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-o...r-kit/p1560265
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