Olympus adds 2 new lenses for Micro Four Thirds and Cosina joins the camp

Written by Gary on August 31st, 2010

Olympus has just announced two new lenses for Micro Four Thirds optimised for video with near silent, fast AF:

Olympus M.ZD 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6:

  • 13 elements in 10 groups with 1 ED element
  • 58mm filter thread
  • only 190g
  • minimum focus 0.9m
  • RRP €329 from end of October 2010

Olympus Z.ZD 75-300mm f/4.7-6.8:

  • world’s smallest lens with 600mm telephoto reach
  • 18 elements in 13 groups with 2 ED elements and 3 HR lenses
  • 58mm filter thread
  • only 430g and 116mm long
  • min. focus 0.9m
  • RRP €899 available Dec 2010

Cosina announced it has joined the Micro Four Thirds camp and it’s first foray will be to produce a manual focus 25mm f/0.95 Cosina lens in MFT mount – although personally, if it is the same optics, same size as their 35mm lens format lens and with no electronic coupling, then it makes more sense to buy the 35mm format lens (eg. in Leica mount) and use an adapter as this gives the lens more versatility and more marketability.


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