Nothing like making something good just a bit better. The original Olympus 14-150mm optic was released in June 2010, and nearly 5 years later, we have an update.
This latest version features a more modern exterior design, plus ZERO (ZUIKO Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating on the front surface of the lens to eliminate scratches as well as reducing ghosting and lens flare. And the biggest bonus of all is the dustproof, splashproof construction, making this zoom a terrific match for the weather-sealed OM-D E-M1 and the OM-D E-M5. Great news for travelers.
For close-ups, this lens can capture subjects as close as 20 inches at all zoom settings (28-300mm, 35mm equivalent). That works out to a maximum shooting magnification of 0.22x.
And breaking with Olympus enthusiast lens tradition, the 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II will include a custom lens hood and pinch-style lens cap.
Basic specs include: 15 elements in 11 groups, 75-8.2 degree angle of view, 7 aperture blades, 58mm filter ring, and 285 grams weight.
The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II lens will be available in March 2015, with an estimated street price of $599.99. You can preorder it now from B&H Photo.
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