Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Olympus launches 75mm f1.8 Micro Four Thirds lens

updated 06:45 pm EDT, Sat May 26, 2012

Micro Four Thirds lens boasts 150mm-equivalent field of view

Olympus has outed the M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8 lens for its line of Micro Four Thirds cameras. The single focal-length lens boasts a 150mm-equivalent field of view, an all-metal construction, and a f1.8 aperture into a body only 2.7 inches long. Olympus sees the lens as designed for studio, stage, and portrait photography as well as for HD filmmaking.

The lens is built from ten individual lens elements divided into nine groups, including a 50mm-diameter glass front lens, three ED lenses, and 2 HR lenses. A nine-blade aperature unit provides circular defocusing, and Zuiko extra-low reflection optical coatings were applied to elements to half the reflectance level compared to lenses with other similar coatings. Olympus is using its MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) autofocusing mechanism, with an external precision-touch metallic focus ring for manual focus control.

Though designed for the E-M5 model, the lens will work interchangeably with all of the company's Micro Four Thirds cameras. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8 lens will be on sale later this summer with an estimated price of around $900.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News