Thursday, October 26, 2017

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.2 PRO and 45mm f1.2 PRO lenses announced

Olympus has officially announced 2 premium lenses for the Micro 4/3 system . The new M.Zuiko 17mm and 45mm  are both f1.2 aperture lenses and are designed to offer resistance against the elements , good bokeh and image quality .

The 17mm f1.2  - which equals to about a 35mm in full frame terms features a Extra low dispersion ED-DSA element and features 15 elements in 11 groups with 2 aspherical elements . The lens features a 9 bladed aperture diaphragm and a focus by wire AF system which can be disengaged and controlled in full time manual focus by pulling the ring backwards . The lens , which has a weight of 310g is light enough for most work and thanks to IBIS - in body image stabilization on Olympus (and some Panasonic) bodies , the stabilization can be compensated internally .

The 45mm f1.2 follows on the same advanced features of the 17mm lens (eg- snap back focusing into manual ) and has 14 elements in 10 groups in order to give a 90mm (full frame equivalent) look on a MFT body . The lens however has only 1 aspherical element but has 4 high refractive index elements inside - along with a 9 bladed aperture blade . This lens is also said to work better on bodies with IBIS on board .

Both the 17mm and 45mm lenses are priced at $1200 each . The lenses will be available starting November (45mm) and January 2018 for the 17mm lens .

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source - Dpreview

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