Olympus to Develop new Fisheye Lens in 2015

For those who are wanting a wider fisheye for their Olympus or Panasonic branded ILCs, Olympus has just announced that they are developing a new 8mm f/1.8 Pro fisheye lens, with a 16mm equivalent focal length. 

Like many of their lenses that are designed for use with their OM-D line, this new fisheye will also be weather and dustproof, allowing photogs to capture images in all weather conditions. They are even developing an, "underwater lens port is also under development, allowing users to capture wide-angle images at depths of up to147 ft. (45 meters) when paired with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II® and PT-EP13 protective case.". 

The lens should be available sometime this summer. Pricing is to be announced at a later date. 


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OLYMPUS ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF

M.ZUIKO® DIGITAL ED 8MM F1.8 FISHEYE PRO LENS


16mm Focal Length (35mm Equivalent), Dustproof, Splashproof, Dedicated Underwater Lens Port


CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 5, 2015 -- Olympus announces the development of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO lens. This high-performance wide-angle lens conforms to the Micro Four Thirds® System standard and offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 16mm. As with other lenses in the PRO series, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO features a dustproof and splashproof construction, enabling high-quality image capture in all weather conditions. A dedicated underwater lens port is also under development, allowing users to capture wide-angle images at depths of up to147 ft. (45 meters) when paired with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II® and PT-EP13 protective case.


U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO lens is scheduled for availability in Summer 2015. Pricing is to be announced.


Journalists interested in more information, review units and high-resolution images of the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO lens should contact Zach Honig, Mullen Public Relations, zhonig@mullen.com, or Jennifer Colucci, Olympus America Inc., 484-896-5719, jennifer.colucci@olympus.com or visit the Olympus website: http://asset.olympusamerica.com/login/.


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