I just received some updated information from Olympus on its M.Zuiko Lens Road Map. A copy of that road map is displayed below.
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If you click on this image you will see some interesting lenses.
While there is only one new lens shown in this category it should be of significant interest to many M4/3 photographers. It is shown on the Road Map as an ED 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS. This lens has the potential to be an excellent sports, wildlife and birding lens. Take note of the “IS” in the name of this lens. Having this long telephoto zoom with Image Stabilization will appeal to a broad cross section of photographers. It should also be a great match up with the newly introduced OM-D E-M5 Mark III.
M.Zuiko PRO Lenses
It is very apparent from the updated Lens Road Map that Olympus is really focusing on the professional and enthusiast markets with its lens development.
Of special note is an ultra-compact M.Zuiko ED 12-45 mm f/4 PRO, and the ED 150-400 mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO. The 150-400 mm is still being described as being available in 2020. Perhaps in time for the Olympics?
The Road Map also indicates more M.Zuiko PRO bright primes lenses in the 10 mm to ~60 mm range. My guess would be more f/1.2 PRO primes.
A PRO wide zoom lens in the 8-25 mm range… who knows, maybe a fast aperture constant zoom like an f/1.8?
A PRO telephoto zoom lens in the 50-200 mm range, and a slightly longer PRO telephoto zoom lens in the 50-250 mm range. I suspect these two zooms will use different constant apertures. Perhaps one will be faster than the current ED 40-150 mm f/2.8?
And, a PRO telephoto zoom lenses in the 40-150 mm range. My guess on this lens would be a PRO f/4 zoom lens that would be more affordable than the current f/2.8.
So… lots of new M.Zuiko glass on the Road Map for the future. Some of these lenses on the Road Map have not been exactly defined. What would you want them to be?
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