Olympus reveals fast telephoto prime lens
There's not a lot to say here, except that this lens, with its effective focal length of 150mm on the Micro Four Thirds system and a fast aperture of f1.8, sounds like a great addition to the pool of MFT lenses.
(Credit: Olympus America)
Olympus doesn't currently have any fast telephotos in its MFT lineup — just some really clunky, slow zooms, and Panasonic's best equivalent only goes as low as f2.8 (for about the same US$899.99 price). Olympus' 45mm f1.8 is one of my favourite MFT lenses, and this looks pretty similar. We can't wait to give it a shot, so to speak.
It's scheduled to ship in the next few months.
- 10 elements in 9 Groups; three low-dispersion lenses, two high-refraction lenses
- Angle of view: 16 degrees
- Closest focus: 2.8 feet
- 9-bladed aperture
- Maximum aperture f22
- 58mm filter size
- 2.7-inch diameter
- 2.7 inches long
- 10.8 ounces.