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August 30, 2010

New Olympus M-Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6 M43rds lens comes out at $300

One of the early complaints about Micro Four Thirds is that while it had quite a few camera bodies and quite a versatile selection of older classic lenses using adapters, the "native" lens line-up was not very diverse. However, M43rds has been making some progress, including the recruitment of Cosina. Today Olympus has revealed two new Micro Four Thirds lenses!

First up, we have the Olympus M-Zuiko 40-150mm f4-5.6, which has the "35mm equivalent" 80-300mm, offering M43rds telephoto zoomers a second telephoto kit lens to compete with the Panasonic 45-200mm which has dropped to $270 at Amazon.

The lens takes 58mm filters, weighs 190 grams, has 13 elements in 10 groups, .16x maxmag, 90cm min focusing distance, and things like that.

The press release price of the new 40-150mm M-Zuiko is a reasonable $300 and 330 euro in Europe.

Read all about it
+ Imaging Resource
+ dpreview
+ Photoscala
+ Fotopolis
+ Digital Camera Review
+ DSLR Magazine with MTF charts
+ two full size samples at Olympus Asia (via Foto Actualidad) [NEW!]

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