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Olympus Announces M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO Super Telephoto PRO Lens

Olympus today announced the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO, super telephoto zoom lens equipped with a built-in 1.25x teleconverter and covers a wide focal length of 300- 1000mm equivalent . The lens is compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard.

A lavish, 28 elements in 18 groups lens construction was adopted, including a newly developed large-diameter EDA lens and four Super ED lenses for reduced flares and color bleeding across the entire zoom range, and superb resolution to the edges of the image even on a large-diameter lens with a fixed F4.5 aperture. Olympus original Z Coating Nano technology is employed to provide sharp, clear image quality, even in difficult shooting environments, such as backlit scenes.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens body features a built-in 1.25x teleconverter, maintaining high optical performance while enabling up to 1000mm equivalent handheld super telephoto shooting. The optional M.Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter MC-14 and M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 are also supported.

When paired with the MC-20, the lens is capable of up to amazing 2000mm equivalent super telephoto shooting. This lens features a closest focusing distance of 1.3 m across the entire zoom range and close-up shooting performance with a maximum image magnification of 0.57×1 , which increases to 0.71×1 when using the built-in teleconverter, for true telemacro shooting enjoyment.

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The lens features compact, lightweight design with superb weather-resistant performance. The lens barrel is designed using magnesium alloy and the lens hood uses a lightweight carbon fiber to ensure that the center of gravity of the lens does not shift toward the end when the lens hood is used. Use of optimal materials in each area of the lens helps maintain strength and precision while achieving a compact, lightweight design with a length of 314.3 mm and weight of 1,875 g. Pairing this lens with the superb dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof performance of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X makes it possible to continue shooting in punishing environments such as rain and snow with peace of mind.

Compared with the black coating on conventional lenses, the heat-resistant coating on this lens efficiently reflects the infrared rays of sunlight, keeping temperatures inside the lens from rising, even in blazing hot weather, for stable optical performance. The front element of the lens features a fluorine coating to provide a smooth and scratch resistant surface and easier cleaning for better maintenance.

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This lens supports 5-axis sync IS, and at 300mm equivalent achieves the world’s strongest shutter speed steps of image stabilization, and at 1000mm equivalent achieves up to shutter speed steps of image stabilization when using the built-in teleconverter. The pow erful image stabilization is also available, even in the super telephoto range, up to 2000mm equivalent, when paired with the optional MC-20 Teleconverter.

High image quality hand-held shooting is possible, making it perfect for motor sports and nature photography. Olympus original high-precision lens thinning technology makes the focusing lenses lightweight, enabling fast, high-precision focusing across the entire zoom range. The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens comes packaged with the LH-115 lens hood, CSS-P121 lens strap, LC-115 lens cap and LSC-1642 lens case. It is available for pre-order now for $7,499.99 USD and $9,999.99. This lens will be sold on order basis from January 2021.