Premium macro lens with a maximum image magnification of 2.5x*1 , the highest in its classM.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f3.5 Macro
(35mm equivalent: 60mm)From advanced amateurs to entry-level users to enjoy macro photography
September 20, 2016
Olympus Corporation (President: Hiroyuki Sasa) is pleased to announce the premium macro lens, M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f3.5 Macro (35mm equivalent: 60mm), that conforms to the Micro Four Thirds System standard with a maximum image magnification of 2.5x (35mm equivalent), scheduled to go on sale in the end of November, 2016.
The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f3.5 premium macro lens features a maximum image magnification of 2.5x*1, that is the highest in its class, and the high powered magnification ability to approach subjects up to 14mm away from the end of the lens for a whole new world of macro shooting expression.
Olympus currently offers several single-focal-length lenses in the M.Zuiko Premium category that provide sharpness and beautiful defocusing effects for everyone from advanced amateurs to entry-level users, including the M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.8 family portrait lens (sold in September 2011), and the M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f1.8 all-around standard snapshot lens (sold in February 2014). These lenses are well chosen as a second lens for many users who already use a standard zoom lens. The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f3.5 Macro provides sharpness and beautiful defocusing effects appropriate to a lens in the M.Zuiko Premium category.
Furthermore, when combined with the 5-axis Image Stabilization of the OM-D and PEN cameras, you can enjoy high magnification shooting, without worrying about camera shake.
The fastest AF speed in its class supports you to capture the best moments.
- 1. Maximum image magnification of 2.5x (35mm equivalent), the highest in its class
- 2. Premium macro lens with excellent image quality
- 3. High-speed AF even in the macro range
|Category||Product Name||MSRP||Launch Date|
|Interchangeable lens||M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f3.5 Macro||37,500 yen
(40,500 yen incl. tax)
|End of November, 2016|
*1 35mm equivalent
Main Features Details
1. Maximum image magnification of 2.5x (35mm equivalent), the highest in its class
With the best macro shooting performance in its class at a maximum image magnification of 1.25x (35mm equivalent: 2.5x) and the closest focusing distance of 95mm (14mm from the end of the lens), this macro lens enables new photographic expressions in macro shooting that was previously impossible. The closest shooting field of 13.9 x 10.4mm means that you can magnify and capture the pistils of a flower for a whole new world of expression.
High magnification macro photography tends to be easily affected by camera-shift blur. When this macro lens is combined with the 5-axis Image Stabilization of the OM-D and PEN models, the blur caused by camera-shift is compensated for perfectly.
2. Premium macro lens with excellent image quality
This macro lens is designed with both excellent optical performance and a compact size which makes macro shooting enjoyable for all users, from advanced amateurs to entry-level users.
DSA*2 and EDA*3 lenses are effectively placed to keep the lens unit compact without compromising optical performance, to realize a high resolution, comparable to the highly praised performance of the M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f1.8 / 25mm f1.8 and a maximum image magnification of 2.5x*1.
An optical design that minimizes vignetting even in the macro range provides beautiful circular defocusing effects as well as foreground and background defocusing effects.
3. High-speed AF even in the macro range
This lens is equipped with the MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism, which makes AF (autofocus) speed for movies and still images both faster and quieter. By making the focusing lens group lightweight, AF speed was shortened by 20 to 30%.
High-speed AF enables you to capture the best moments even in the macro range. Furthermore, since the inner focus system is incorporated, the physical lens length does not change, therefore you can concentrate on the shooting without worrying about an extended lens hitting the subject.
*2 Dual Super Aspherical
*3 Extra-low Dispersion Aspherical
Protective Filter, PRF-D46 PRO
This ultra lightweight, thin protective filter with a diameter of φ46mm is finished with multi-coating to protect your precious lens from scratches. Because it is transparent and colorless, it does not affect visible light.
Lens Case, LSC-0811
This pouch-style lens case protects lenses with a three-layer construction. It can be used to store the M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro with lens cap and protective filter attached.
Lens Cap, LC-46 (bundled)
This is a φ46mm lens cap.
Anti-reflective Ring, POSR-EP11
This is an anti-reflective ring dedicated for the M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f3.5 Macro. When using it with an underwater protector*4, it helps prevent reflections during underwater macro shooting.
Focus Gear, PPZR-EP07
This is a dedicated focus gear for the M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f3.5 Macro when using it with an underwater protector . It enables manual focus at underwater shooting for fine tuning of the focus.
*4 Compatible underwater protectors: PT-EP14 (for the E-M1 Mark II), PT-EP13 (for the E-M5 Mark II), PT-EP10 (for the E-PL6/E-PL5), PT-EP11 (for the E-M1), PT-EP08 (for the E-M5). However, the PT-EP14 requires a lens port, PPO-EP03, the PT-EP11 and PT-EP08 require a lens port, PPO-EP01. In any case, the maximum image magnification becomes 0.7x (35mm equivalent: approx. 1.4x).
Sales Outline for Accessories
|Product Name||MSRP||Planned Launch Date|
|Protective Filter, PRF-D46 PRO||3,500 yen
(3,780 yen incl. tax)
|Now on sale|
|Lens Case, LSC-0811||3,000 yen
(3,240 yen incl. tax)
|Lens Cap, LC-46 (bundled)||800 yen
(864 yen incl. tax)
|Focus Gear, PPZR-EP07||4,500 yen
(4,860 yen incl. tax)
|End of November, 2016|
|Anti-reflective Ring, POSR-EP11||3,500 yen
(3,780 yen incl. tax)
M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f3.5 Macro Specifications
|Focal length||30mm (35mm equivalent: 60mm)|
|Lens construction||6 groups, 7 elements (1 DSA lens, 1 EDA lens and 1 aspherical lens)|
|Splashproof construction||Not applicable|
|Angle of view||40°|
|Closest focusing distance||0.095m|
|Maximum image magnification||1.25x (35mm equivalent: 2.5x)|
|Closest shooting field||13.9x10.4mm|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7 (circular aperture diaphragm)|
|Size (maximum diameter x length)||φ57x60mm|
|Box contents||Lens Cap LC-46, Lens Rear Cap LR-2, instruction manual, warranty card|
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