Olympus Releases New Lens Roadmap
The future of Micro Four Thirds is alive and well with two major announcements from Lumix and Olympus. Last week Lumix released major firmware updates for all their most current cameras. And yesterday Olympus released a new lens roadmap.
The two lenses on the Olympus road map most interesting to me are the 150-400mm F/4.5 and the 100-400mm F/5-6.3. The 150-400mm is listed under the M. Zuiko Pro moniker. The 100-400mm is a standard M. Zuiko.
You can be assured the 150-400mm Pro lens is going to be substantially larger and more expensive than anything in the MFT realm to date. The 100-400mm F/5-6.3 will be for those who want to spend less money and have something more lightweight and compact. I commend Olympus for offering both. I’m also hopeful that the 100-400mm may include the improvements I’ve been hoping for in the Leica version of the same lens, namely an improved/smoother zoom mechanism and more consistent sharpness at the 400mm range. Time will tell, but it’s good to know we have options.