Development of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO and M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20Making Super Telephoto 2000mm Equivalent (35mm Equivalent) Handheld Shooting Possible
January 24, 2019
Olympus Corporation (President: Hiroyuki Sasa) is pleased to announce the development of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO super telephoto zoom lens. This model is compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, featuring a 1.25x built-in teleconverter, covering a focal length range from 300-1000mm1 (35mm equivalent). Also in development is the M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20. Combining both products makes handheld super telephoto shooting possible at 2000mm (35mm equivalent). Design mockups of these items will be on display at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show held at the Pacifico Yokohama in Japan beginning Thursday, February 28, 2019.
With these items, Olympus is going to further expand its super telephoto lineup, maximizing the advantages of the Micro Four Thirds System, namely, features such as excellent image quality, a compact, lightweight design, and amazing portability.
Planned Sales Outline
|Category||Product Name||Planned Launch Schedule|
|Interchangeable lens||M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO||2020|
|Teleconverter||M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter, MC-20||Summer 2019|
1 When using the built-in teleconverter. Widest aperture setting is F5.6.
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