Ultra-wide Angle Lens, M.ZUIKO Pro By Olympus

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The Olympus Corporation, announces M.ZUIKO-Pro lens with ingenious angles. And President Hiroyuki Sasa is very elated to announce M.ZUIKO Digital.

M.ZUIKO Digital has 14.mm F-2.8 PRO (35.mm equivalent: 14-28.mm), is scheduled to go on sale from of June, 2015. This is a fast, high-performance, ultra wide-angle lens for professional use that conforms to the Micro Four Thirds System standard. By combining this lens with two other zoom lenses in M.ZUIKO PRO category, these three fast M.ZUIKO PRO lenses now cover the entire range from ultra-wide-angle to telephoto (equivalent to 14-300.mm*1) at a fixed aperture of F-2.8. The closest focusing distance of 20 cm (7.5 cm from the end of the lens) expands possibilities for close-up scenes.The design makes use of a short flange back distance made possible with a Compact System Camera, keeping the lens amazingly compact and lightweight despite a large diameter. This model is approximately 60% of the weight of a lens on a full-frame camera at the same angle of view and maximum aperture value, giving it superb mobility.

The superb optical performance of this lens brings out the best when used with 40.M High Res. Shot on the OM-D E-M5 Mark II.

Features

  1. This lens is equipped with the Manual Focus Clutch mechanism for instantly switching from AF to MF shooting so you can use location-specific focusing.
  2. Equipped with an L-Fn function button. You can use it to pause AF operation and assign a custom setting function to it on the camera.
  3. Equipped with a fixed lens hood. By moving the front lens position to the rear for telephoto and forward for wide-angle shooting, unnecessary light is effectively blocked from entering the lens. By using plastic materials, shock-resistant performance is maintained and vignetting from the lens hood is prevented.

Olympus is promoting “an unbelievably fast AF high-performance” in combination with the Olympus OM-D and this applies also for our Panasonic cameras. Moreover, talented filmmakers will love the silent auto-focus and the focus distance scale.
Finally, the only real downside for Panasonic users might be the missing image stabilization, which is less of a problem for new Panasonic cameras with integrated image stabilization like the GX-7.