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150-400mm F4.5 Olympus premium zoom coming
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    Lens will come with lot of special glass, premium price and special 1.2x teleconverter.

    Price can almost (80%) match FF equivalents for same length and F number.

    Olympus announces the development of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO super telephoto zoom lens. This lens is compatible with the Micro Four Thirds® System standard, and features a 1.25x built-in teleconverter, covering a focal length range of 300-1000mm[1] (35mm equivalent). Also in development is the M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20. The combination of both products makes handheld super telephoto shooting possible at a 35mm equivalent focal length of 2000mm.

    With these new products, Olympus will further expand its super telephoto lens lineup, maximizing the advantages of the Micro Four Thirds System, including excellent image quality, compact lightweight designs, and superior portability.

    The M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens is designed for exceptional optical performance in a compact, lightweight form, and includes dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof (14°F / -10°C) design with superb handheld usability. This is the first Olympus® interchangeable lens with a built-in 1.25x teleconverter, which easily extends the focal length to the maximum of 1000mm1 (35mm equivalent). It also offers in-lens image stabilization (IS), supporting 5-Axis Sync IS[2] when operating in concert with the image stabilization of Olympus OM-D® cameras. The compact system delivers remarkable portability, and the built-in teleconverter provides convenience, making it the optimal super telephoto zoom lens for sports and bird photography. This lens has an expected availability date of 2020.

    The M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 doubles the focal length of the master lens while offering outstanding portability as well as dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof (14°F / -10°C) performance. The teleconverter is compatible with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens, currently in development, as well as the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO and M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO lenses. Not only does this teleconverter extend the telephoto range, but it also doubles the maximum shooting magnification of the master lens for unprecedented super telephoto macro shooting. This item has an expected availability date of summer 2019.

    U.S. Pricing and Availability

    Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens expected availability date: 2020; M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 expected availability date: Summer, 2019. Pricing is not available at this time.

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  • And they still kept price private. Must be large.

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  • Olympus 150-400mm pricing could be unveiled with the E-M5III launch on October 17. The lens will start to ship out in early 2020.

  • Olympus 150-400mm Pro will arrive just before Tokyo Olympics next July

    OR never, if Olympus will go down before this day.

  • Olympus 150-400mm PRO lens weights 2 kg with tripod collar. Without it weight will be 1.85kg.

  • Update: M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO

    The development of the high-resolution M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO super telephoto zoom lens with built-in 1.25x teleconverter was announced in January 2019. It is currently moving toward the scheduled release of this winter. The final design of the product is now available.

    It is coming, coming, coming... And it passed away.

  • Listed at https://www.parkcameras.com/shop/olympus-mzuiko-digital-ed-150-400mm-f45-tc-125x-is-pro-lens-black_4246570m

    Reason can be that Olympus wants to sell 50-100 lenses made and close the shop.

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    • The lens will cost 880.000 YEN (7000 Euro with tax included!)
    • Shipment start on January 21
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  • Two details make it likely that the new Olympus 150-400mm PRO lens will cost $7,499.

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  • NEW SUPER-TELEPHOTO LENS FROM OLYMPUS ENABLES 1000MM EQUIVALENT HANDHELD SHOOTING

    Introducing the M.Zuiko® Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO Lens

    Center Valley, PA, November 17, 2020 – Olympus is pleased to introduce the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO, a high-resolution, super telephoto zoom lens, delivering unrivaled portability, imaging power and all-weather performance. Equipped with a built-in 1.25x teleconverter, this lens covers a powerful focal length of 300-1000mm equivalent1, and is only 4.1lbs and 12.4 inches in length. Leave the tripod at home. The high-performance 5-Axis Sync IS delivers the world’s most effective 8 shutter speed steps2 of compensation, enabling up to 1000mm equivalent1 handheld super telephoto shooting. When paired with the optional M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20, this Micro Four Thirds® System ultra-zoom lens is capable of up to 2000mm equivalent1 super telephoto shooting. For detailed product specifications, visit: https://www.getolympus.com/lenses/m-zuiko-150-400mm-f4-5-tc-1-25x-is-pro.html.

    Ultimate Super-Telephoto Optical Performance

    Lens construction consists of 28 elements in 18 groups, including a newly developed large-diameter EDA lens3 and four Super ED lenses4, reducing flares and color bleeding across the entire zoom range, and delivering superb edge-to-edge resolution and clarity. Olympus’ renowned Z Coating Nano technology is employed to suppress reflective light and provide sharp, clear image quality, even in difficult shooting environments, such as backlit scenes. The lens body features a built-in 1.25x teleconverter, maintaining high optical performance while enabling up to 1000mm equivalent1 handheld super telephoto shooting, simply by flipping down the teleconverter. Additionally, the lens is compatible with optional M.Zuiko Digital MC-14 1.4x and MC-20 2x teleconverters. When paired with the MC-20, this lens is capable of up to2000mm equivalent1 super telephoto shooting. This lens features a close focusing distance of 1.3 m across the entire zoom range and close-up shooting performance with a maximum image magnification of 0.57x1, which increases to 0.71x1 when using the built-in teleconverter, for those who enjoy tele macro shooting.

    Unrivaled Portability and Weather Sealed Design

    The lens barrel is designed using magnesium alloy and the lens hood with a lightweight carbon fiber to ensure that the center of gravity of the lens does not shift, due to imbalance, when the lens hood is used. Use of optimal materials in each area of the lens maintains strength and precision while delivering a compact, lightweight design with a length of 12.4 inches and weight of only 4.1 lbs.5, for unprecedented mobility. Pairing this lens with the superb dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof performance of the Olympus OM-D® E-M1X enables the user to continue shooting in punishing environments such as rain and snow with peace of mind. Compared with the black coating on conventional lenses, the heat-resistant coating of this PRO lens efficiently reflects the infrared rays of sunlight, keeping temperatures inside the lens from rising, even in blazing hot weather, for stable optical performance. The front element of the lens features a fluorine coating to provide a smooth and scratch resistant surface and allows easier cleaning for better maintenance.

    Powerful Image Stabilization and Fast, High-Precision Autofocus

    The M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens supports 5-Axis Sync IS, and at 300mm equivalent1 delivers the world's most effective 8 shutter speed steps2 of image stabilization, and at 1000mm equivalent1 delivers up to 6 shutter speed steps6 of image stabilization, when using the built-in teleconverter. This powerful image stabilization is also available in the super telephoto range, up to 2000mm equivalent1, when paired with the optional MC-20 Teleconverter. High image quality hand-held shooting is possible, making it perfect for wildlife, birding, nature photography and more. Olympus proprietary high-precision lens thinning technology makes the focusing lenses lightweight, delivering fast and precise focusing across the entire zoom range.

    Other Features

    • Inner zoom system maintains the original length of the lens, even when increasing zoom magnification
    • Constructed with rubberized zoom/focusing ring, for comfortable operation
    • Preset focus function allows the user to set and recall favorite focal positions
    • Tripod base plate in a shape and size that is easy to carry
    • Strap eyelets are installed to improve transportability and reduced load on the lens mount
    • Rubber lens end cover, designed to prevent scratches on the front of the lens
    • Compatible with Focus Stacking7, allowing the user to create composite images with crisp focus from front to back
  • Olympus Japan announced that the demand for this lens was higher than expected. That’s why the lens will not ship in time in late January.

    And after January it won't be much Olympus left, neat.