Olympus 7-14mm, 8mm and titanium E-M5II Announced, Available for Pre-order

Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO, 8mm f/1.8 and limited edition titanium Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II have been officially announced. Olympus has announced two new wide-angle lenses to its Micro Four Thirds ‘Pro’ lens series: Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO Lens and Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye lens. The firmware update for E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II also announced.

Firmware update – version 3.1 for the E-M1 and version 1.2 for the E-M5 Mark II. The update includes an Underwater Picture Mode for both cameras, and the E-M1 gets LV Boost II, which brightens the Live View monitor rather than displaying live exposure effects. LV Boost II is already a feature of the E-M5 II. The firmware will be available in June.

Pre-order links:

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO Lens$1,299Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens$999Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition$1,199Amazon | B&H | Adorama

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO Lens key features:

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 14-28mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 3 Aspherical, 1 DSA, 4 ED, 2 HR Elements
  • Anti-Reflection ZERO Coating
  • High-Speed Imager AF with MSC
  • Manual Focus Mechanism
  • L-Fn Button for Settings Control
  • Dust, Splash, and Freezeproof Design
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens key features:

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 16mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • 1 Aspherical, 5 ED, and 3 HR Elements
  • Anti-Reflection ZERO Coating
  • High-Speed Imager AF with MSC
  • Expansive 180° Angle of View
  • Dust, Splash, and Freezeproof Design
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera key features:

  • 16MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • 2360k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle OLED Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video at up to 60 fps
  • 40MP High Res Shot
  • Built-In Wi-Fi; 10 fps Shooting Rate
  • 5-Axis VCM Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Splashproof Construction
  • Leather Strap, Owner’s Card, & Card Case

Specs:

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 ProOlympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye Pro
Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lensPrime lens
Max Format sizeFourThirds
Focal length7–14 mm8 mm
Image stabilisationNo
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds
Aperture
Maximum apertureF2.8F1.8
Minimum apertureF22.0
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades7
Aperture notesCircular
Optics
Elements1417
Groups1115
Special elements / coatings2 aspherical ED, 1 DSL, 1 aspherical, 3 super ED, 1 ED, 2 HR lenses1 aspherical, 3 super ED, 2 ED, 1 super HR, 2 HR lenses
Focus
Minimum focus0.20 m (7.87″)0.12 m (4.72″)
Maximum magnification0.11×0.2×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeStepper motor
Full time manualYesNo
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleYesNo
DoF scaleNo
Physical
Weight534 g (1.18 lb)314 g (0.69 lb)
Diameter79 mm (3.11″)62 mm (2.44″)
Length106 mm (4.17″)80 mm (3.15″)
SealingYes
ColourBlack
Zoom methodRotary (extending)
Power zoomNo
Zoom lockNo
Hood suppliedYes
Tripod collarNo