February 5, 2015
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II
(28-300mm, 35mm equivalent)
Enhanced dustproof & splashproof interchangeable lens lineup
Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Haruo Ogawa) is pleased to announce the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II, scheduled to go on sale at the end of February, 2015. This 10.7x high-magnification interchangeable zoom lens features a dustproof and splashproof construction in a compact, lightweight body, and conforms to the Micro Four Thirds System standard. With this lens included, the M.Zuiko Digital dustproof and splashproof lens lineup totals five different lenses.
This lens is based on a redesign of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6, which was released in June 2010. It features ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) Coating for thorough correction of ghosts and flaring, and the dustproof and splashproof performance used on the OM-D E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II.
The compact, lightweight M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II (28-300mm, 35mm equivalent ), covers the focal length from wide angle to telephoto. This single 10.7x high-magnification zoom lens is perfect for capturing close-ups of children’s expressions, shooting indoors and outdoors, and a wide variety of subjects. It now features a dustproof and splashproof construction, making it perfect for traveling.
The design has also been completely reworked and the same sealing, dustproof and splashproof construction as the current four dustproof and splashproof M.Zuiko Digital lenses is used to match the design to the OM-D E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II.
Pricing and Launch Date
|Category||Product Name||MSRP||Planned Launch Date|
|Interchangeable lens||M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II||81,000 yen
(87,480 yen incl. tax)
|End of February, 2015|
Main Features: M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II
1. Dustproof and splashproof construction for shooting in a variety of scenes
This lens is equipped with the same dustproof and splashproof cosntruction that was popular on the OM-D. When combined with the OM-D E-M1 or E-M5 Mark II, it maintains a high level of impermeability against sand, dust, and water droplets, making it possible to shoot without worrying even in the difficult environmental conditions.
2. Ultra compact form with dedicated digital deisgn for superior imaging performance
- Significantly compact and high image quality
With a maximum diameter of approximately Φ64mm, this is an extremely slim 10.7 high-magnification zoom lens. The optical system consists of many special glass materials, including DSA*1 lenses, EDA*2 lenses, and E-HR*3 lenses for excellent image quality across the entire 10.7x zoom range.
- Excellent close-up shooting capability
The lens can capture subjects at all zoom ranges from a closest shooting distance of 50cm (approx. 33cm from the end of the lens). Up to a maximum shooting magnification of 0.22x (35mm equivalent: 0.44x) is possible with close-up shooting.
- ZERO Coating
ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) Coating is applied to the surface of the lens making it possible to throughly remove ghosts and flaring. ZERO Coating ensures clear image quality even in backlit or other unfavorable conditions.
- Circular aperture
A circular aperture mechanism is used to create natural defocusing effects without any flaws.
3. Sophisticated controls
- High-speed, silent autofocus
An inner focusing system is used, and an MSC mechanism consisting of just two lenses for a compact, lightweight lens unit, makes high-speed, silent autofocus possible. This makes for comfortable and enjoyable, stress-free still image and movie shooting.
- Smooth manual focus
The manual focusing mechanism is designed to offer a responsive feel, with just the right amount of resistance to enable smooth, precise operation.
Separately Sold Items
|Product Name||MSRP||Sale Date|
|Protection Filter, PRF-D58 PRO||4,000 yen
(4,320 yen incl. tax)
|On sale now|
|Lens Case, LSC-0914||3,500 yen
(3,780 yen incl. tax)
|Lens Hood, LH-61C*4||4,000 yen
(4,320 yen incl. tax)
|Lens Cap, LC-58F*4||800 yen
(864yen incl. tax)
|End of February,
1. Protection Filter PRF-D58 PRO for protecting the lens from scratches
This is a lightweight, thin protection filter with a filter diameter of φ58mm. Double-sided multi-coating and blackened glass edges are used to suppress flaring and ghosts caused by reflections, and a satin finish black alumite aluminum frame is used for a matte surface.
2. Lens Case LSC-0914 for protecting the lens
This pouch-style lens case protects lenses with a three-layer construction. The lens can be stored in this case with the lens hood (attached backward), lens cap, and protection filter attached.
Protection Filter PRF-D58 PRO
Lens Case LSC-0918
|*1||Dual Super Aspherical|
|*2||Extra-low Dispersion Aspheric|
|*3||Extra High Refractive index|
|*4||Bundled with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II|
Main Specifications: M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II,
|Focal length||14-150mm (35mm equivalent: 28-300mm)|
|Lens construction||15 elements in 11 groups
(1 DSA lens, 1 EDA lens, 1 ED lens, 1 HR lens, 2 E-HR lenses, etc.)
|Splashproof processing||Dustproof and splashproof construction|
|Angle of view||75°-8.2°|
|Closest focusing distance||0.5m|
|Maximum image magnification||0.22x (35mm equivalent: 0.44x)|
|Minimum field size||78 x 59mm|
|Number of aperture blades||7 (circular aperture)|
|Maximum aperture||f4.0 (14mm) - f5.6 (150mm)|
|Size (Max. diameter x overall length)||Φ63.5 x 83mm|
|Box Contents||Lens Hood (LH-61C), Lens Cap (LC-58F), Lens Rear Cap (LR-2), user guide, warranty card|
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