The M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO; Olympus' new professional quality Micro Four Thirds lens

Alongside their announcement of the new Silver OM-D E-M1, Olympus has unveiled a new PRO-series lens. The M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO is a powerful telephoto lens that offers a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 80-300mm, with a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8. For those who need even more magnification, you can add the MC-1.4x teleconverter to extent the telephoto end to 420mm.

Like the OM-D line of cameras this lens was made to attach to, the M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm resists water (splashes), dust, and freezing. Olympus has also created a new filter for the 40-150mm, the PRF-ZD72 PRO. It offers their new Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical (aka ZERO) coating, which they claim helps eliminate scratches on the lens surfaces, as well as offers reduced ghosting and lens flare.


See their official press release below for more details.

This lens is compatible with all Micro Four Thirds cameras, including Olympus' Digital PEN line and models from Panasonic.



Olympus' First M.ZUIKO PRO Telephoto Zoom Lens Delivers

Ultimate Optical Performance in a Portable, Lightweight Body

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 15, 2014 - Professional quality telephoto shooting is now more portable than ever with the introduction of the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens (80-300mm in 35mm equivalent). This latest Olympus lens is the first telephoto in the M.ZUIKO PRO series that features a dust, splash and freezeproof construction, durable enough to withstand the rigors of professional shooting, when combined with the Olympus OM-D E-M1®.

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens maintains a constant f2.8 aperture for bright, superior optical performance that meets the needs of professional photographers. It incorporates the world's first focusing system to power two high-grade lens elements using dual linear VCM (Voice Coil Motor) motors, for quiet, fast focusing on subjects such as fast moving subjects at sporting events. This lens is also perfect for wedding or event photography. With a minimum focus distance of just 20 inches from the front of the lens at all focal lengths, a dedicated Function button, manual focus clutch and a sliding, protective lens hood, the new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO is versatile, portable and easy-to-use. An inner zoom mechanism allows the lens to maintain its portable size of just over 6 inches.

More Zoom Power

For anyone in need of even more zoom power, the MC-1.4x teleconverter boosts the zoom range of the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens to a 420mm equivalent, and offers the same dust, splash and freezeproof build quality of the rest of the PRO series - making it ideal for shooting in the field, even in the rain.

Optical Protection

Olympus has also developed a professional-grade lens filter for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens. The first filter of its kind in the series, the PRF-ZD72 PRO incorporates ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating, to eliminate scratches on the lens and as well reduces ghosting and lens flare, even in very bright situations, for the clearest images. These filters also feature an anti-reflective, alumite-coated black matte barrel. Identical protection will be available for the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens, the PRF-ZD62 PRO.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens will be available in November, 2014.

Estimated Street Price: $1,499.99

The MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter will be available in November, 2014.

Estimated Street Price: $349.99

For a complete list of specifications, visit the Olympus website:

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