The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150 mm f/2.8 PRO lens (80-300 mm equivalent) is the first telephoto in the PRO series that features a dust, splash and freezeproof construction when used on the OM-D E-M1.
The lens maintains a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range and incorporates what the company says is the world’s first focusing system to power two high-grade lens elements using dual linear VCM (Voice Coil Motor) motors, for quiet, fast focusing on subjects.
The lens offers a minimum focus distance of 51 cm (20 inches) from the front of the lens at all focal lengths, a dedicated Function button, manual focus clutch, and a sliding, protective lens hood.
An inner zoom mechanism allows the lens to maintain its size of just over 15 cm (6 inches).
For anyone in need of even more tele, the MC-1.4x teleconverter boosts the zoom range of the lens to a 420 mm equivalent, and offers the same dust, splash and freezeproof build quality of the rest of the PRO series.
Olympus has also developed a professional-grade lens filter for the 40-150 mm lens. The first filter of its kind in the series, the PRF-ZD72 PRO incorporates a ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating, to eliminate scratches on the lens and as well reduce ghosting and lens flare, even in very bright situations. These filters also feature an anti-reflective, alumite-coated black matte barrel.
An identical filter will be available for the 12-40 mm f/2.8 PRO lens.
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150 mm f/2.8 PRO Lens will be available in November. Estimated street price: $1,499.99.
The MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter will be available in November. Estimated street price: $349.99.