Back in January 2019, Olympus announced the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO Lens and all the Olympus photographers have been waiting since. Well, that wait is over – but if you want this lens – you’d better have deep pockets.
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f4.5 Specs
The Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO Lens weighs less than 1.9 kilos and has a length of just over 30cm.
Olympus claims that the lens’ high-performance 5-Axis Sync IS delivers the world’s most effective “eight shutter speed steps of compensation” which enables up to 1000mm equivalent on micro four thirds handheld super telephoto shooting. Olympus is essentially saying “leave your tripod at home”.
One of the new special features of the Olympus 150-400mm f4.5 is the integrated 1.25x teleconverter, with which the focal length can be easily extended. In addition, the lens is also compatible with the other teleconverters, so you can achieve focal lengths of up to 2000mm at f11 (converted to 35mm format).
The housing is made of a robust magnesium alloy. Its coated with a heat reflecting coating, as well as being weather sealed against dust and is splash water resistant, as well as being able to work in conditions of -10C. The front lens has a fluorine coating.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 PRO Lens Specs
|Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5||Specs|
|Focal Length||150 to 400mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 300 to 800mm)|
|Lens Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Format Compatibility||Micro Four Thirds|
|Angle of View||8.2° to 3.1°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||4.27′ / 1.3 m|
|Maximum Magnification||0.12 to 0.29x|
|Optical Design||28 Elements in 18 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Tripod Collar||Fixed and Rotating|
|Filter Size||95 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||4.6 x 12.4″ / 115.8 x 314.3 mm|
|Weight||4.1 lb / 1875 g|
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 PRO Lens Price
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens will begin available by late January of 2021 for retail price of $7,500.