Camera News, Rumors & Deals on Camera Times

Olympus Silver E-M1 and 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens Announced

Olympus Silver E-M1, 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14 1.4x teleconverter have been officially announced at Photokina 2014.

The new Silver Olympus OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds isn’t just some silver styling. The updated E-M1 firmware that brings some impressive new features, including Digital Shifting, Live Composite Mode, Tethered Shooting, improving the EVF response time to 16ms, and some fun new scene modes.

The new weather-resistant Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO telephoto zoom lens is dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof, allowing photographers to use it in harsh environmental conditions. It offers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 80-300mm and has been unveiled as the world’s first focusing system to power two high-grade lens elements using dual linear VCM (Voice Coil Motor) motors, for quiet, and fast focusing.

Olympus also announced the MC-14 1.4x teleconverter, along with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens. It is also weather-resistant and offers an extra 1.4x magnification, taking the focal range to 56-210m, so it will boost the 35mm focal length equivalent of the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens to 112-420mm.

Olympus Silver E-M1, 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14 1.4x teleconverter Announced

Olympus Silver E-M1 Price and Release Date

Olympus Silver OM-D E-M1 16MP Compact System Camera with 3-Inch LCD is priced at $1,299 and it will be released in November. You can pre-order it right now at Amazon.

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO Lens Price and Release Date

The new Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens is priced at $1,499 and it will be released in November. You can pre-order it right now at Amazon.

Olympus MC-14 1.4x teleconverter Price and Release Date

Olympus MC-14 1.4X Teleconverter for the M40-150mm PRO Lens is priced at $349 and it will be released in November. You can pre-order it right now at Amazon.

Olympus Silver OM-D E-M1 8 NEW FUNCTIONS:

  • Keystone Compensation (Digital Shift)
  • Tethered Shooting System (OLYMPUS capture)
  • Live Composite
  • Zoom In/Out and Layout have been added to Photo Story. Save (complete partway through), Temporary Save, and Resume functions have been added to Photo Story mode
  • New Art Filters: Vintage and Partial color
  • Old Film Effect in video recording
  • The Aperture Lock function has been added to Aperture Preview
  • The Panning Shot shooting mode has been added to SCN mode

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO Lens Features

  • The Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical, or ZERO, coating features a thin-coating technology works to produce a clear and high contrast image due to reduced reflection on its surface. The coating also benefits from the vacuum deposition method to prevent scratches to ensure stable low-reflective performance.
  • Lens construction features 16 elements in 10 groups for maintaining a compact form factor.
  • Specialized elements include extra-low dispersion aspherical, super extra-low dispersion, extra-low dispersion, and a high refractive index for control over aberrations and distortion.
  • The MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter is available for further extending the reach of this lens.
  • The lens hood can retract where it can lock to prevent extension during user. Also, it will automatically lock when slid to the fully extended position.
  • Hermetically sealed in 11 places for complete splash-, dust-, and freeze-resistance.
  • Features a rotatable tripod collar for when additional support is needed.

Olympus MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter Specifications

  • As “ED40-150mm F2.8 PRO”, “ED300mm F4 PRO” dedicated
  • 14.7mm thin
  • The barrel is made of metal
  • Lens configuration (one HR lens) six three groups
  • Dust and water resistance to low temperature

Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens Specs:

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size FourThirds
Focal length 40–150 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22.0
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 16
Groups 10
Special elements / coatings 1 Aspherical ED lens, 2 Aspherical lenses, 1 SED lens, 3 ED lenses, 1 HD lens
Focus
Minimum focus 0.70 m (27.56″)
Maximum magnification 0.21×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Physical
Weight 880 g (1.94 lb)
Diameter 79 mm (3.13″)
Length 160 mm (6.3″)
Sealing Yes
Zoom method Rotary (internal)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock Unknown
Filter thread 72 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar Yes
Optional accessories Protection Filter (PRF-ZD72PRO) 1.4x Teleconverter (Teleconverter MC-14)

Related posts:

  1. Olympus Silver E-M1, E-M1 Firmware & 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens to be Announced on September 15
  2. Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens and MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter Specs Leaked
  3. Olympus E-M1 Firmware Update V1.3 Available for Download
  4. Olympus PEN E-PL7 Announced, Price, Specs, Images
  5. Olympus OM-D E-M10 Sample Images

Search

Like Camera Times on Facebook!

Subscribe to Camera Times

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Follow US!

Hot Cameras

  • Sony a7RII: $2,698 ($200 off)
  • Sony a7SII: $2,498 ($200 off)
  • Sony a9: $4,498
  • Sony a6500: $1,298 ($100 off)
  • Sony a6300: $898 ($100 off)
  • Sony a6000: $498 ($50 off)
  • Sony a7II: $1,548 at Amazon
  • Sony a7S: $1,998 ($200 off)
  • Sony a7R: $1,898 at Amazon
  • Fujifilm X-T2: $1,599 at Amazon
  • Fujifilm X-Pro2: $1,699 at Amazon
  • Fujifilm X-T10: $799 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: $3,299 ($200 off)
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III: $2,299 ($500 off)
  • Canon EOS 6D: $1,399 ($300 off)
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II: $1,499 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS 80D: $1,099 at Amazon
  • Canon EOS 77D: $849 ($50 off)
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i: $699 ($50 off)
  • Nikon D5: $6,496 at Amazon
  • Nikon D500: $1,996 at Amazon
  • Nikon D610: $1,496 at Amazon
  • Nikon D750: $1,897 at Amazon
  • Nikon D810: $2,797 at Amazon
  • Nikon D7500: $1,247 at Amazon
  • Nikon D7200: $997 at Amazon
  • Nikon D5500: $597 at Amazon
  • Nikon D3400: $497 at Amazon
  • Olympus PEN-F: $1,199 at Amazon
  • Pentax K-1: $1,846 at Amazon
  • Best Lenses & Buying Guide

    Join the Facebook Group!

    Now you can join the facebook group to share your photography and advice, ask and answer questions that arise and help each others!

    Categories

    How to support us?

    Using the links below to make any purchase will support this site, and we'll give you more latest camera & lens news, rumors and deals. Thank you so much!


    Amazon.com
    B&H Photo Video
    Adorama
    Best Buy
    Ebay US
    Ebay UK
    WEX UK
    WEX DE
    Canon Store (US)
    Sony Store (US)
    Olympus Store



    Polls

    Which Camera Brand do you like best?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...