Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 lens to be announced along with the high-end E-M1 micro four thirds camera. The announcement of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is expected to be on September 10-11 and the first f/2.8 constant aperture zoom lens is also coming on that day.
The new Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 high-end zoom lens is also said to be of higher quality than the 12-35mm X lens from Panasonic. The quality of the new f/2.8 constant aperture Olympus zoom lens is as high as the glorious Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0.
The price of the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 lens is not clear at the moment but the new lens could be expensive than the Panasonic 12-35mm X lens, which is currently priced for $1,139.
Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Lens To Be Announced With E-M1 Camera
Olympus 12-40mm with constant f/2.8 aperture patent details
- 39.081mm – f = 12.249 focal length
- Fno. 2.88
- 30.85 ° – 2ω = 85.27 angle
- BF 16.194 – 16.192mm
- 131.16mm – 140.24 Length
- Mod 0.35m
- 13 images in 11 groups lens configuration
- 5 three aspherical surface
- 3 ED glass sheets
Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera announcement expected in the second week of September (10-11) and the upcoming E-M1 will have on sensor PDAF and no Anti Aliasing filter. The new Olympus E-M1 is going to use a modified E-M5 sensor which features 16 megapixel.