Olympus Micro Four Thirds lenses announced
- Thu, 30 Jun 2011
With the arrival of three new PEN Compact System Cameras from Olympus, two new lenses have been announced to accompany them.
Olympus 12mm f/2
The first is the 12mm f/2, or M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f/2 to give its full name. Housed in a all-metal casing, the lens offers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 24mm, with a fast maximum aperture of f/2. This combination makes it ideal for low-light shooting situations, reportage and landscapes.
There's also a built-in depth-of-field and distance idicators, coming into their own in manual focus mode - pull back the focus ring to switch to manual focus, and quickly focus with ease.
The lens is expected to be in the shops by the end of July with a street price of around £700
Olympus 45mm f/1.8
With a focal length equivalent of 90mm, the new 45mm f/1.8 is ideal for portraits - offering a pleasing, compressed focal length and shallow depth-of-field to blow the background out of focus.
There's a metal-like finish, and when available in September, prices are expected to be under £300.