The Olympus lens roadmap for 2014-2015 has been confirmed in the company’s latest financial report.
Olympus is planning to introduce new PRO-series lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras. According to the Q1 2015 earnings report, the next PRO model to be announced is the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO, whose development was revealed during the fall of 2013.
The report reveals that the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens will be announced sometime in the second half of the 2015 fiscal year. This means that the lens is coming sometime in late 2014 or early 2015 as expected.
It is still not clear if we are going to see the official announcement for the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Photokina 2014. But it is almost clear that the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro will be the new mid-range zoom lens and will become the second lens in the PRO series after 12-40 f/2.8 PRO.
Olympus 2014-2015 PRO Lens Roadmap Officially Unveiled
In the latest financial report Olympus published their plans to release the next three M-Zuiko Digital PRO lenses:
- The Olympus M-Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens is scheduled for the second half of the fiscal year 2015 (late in calendar 2014)
- The Olympus M-Zuiko Digital 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO and Olympus M-Zuiko Digital 300mm f/4.0 PRO lenses are both going to be released in fiscal year 2016 (calendar year 2015)
The two other PRO lenses; 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO and 300mm f/4 PRO are coming in the 2016 fiscal year. This means that Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO and 300mm f/4 PRO lenses are coming on the market in 2015 and will be released sometime after April 1, 2015, as previously rumored.
On the other hand, the report does not include any details about the rumored Olympus 9mm PRO-series lens which is recently expected with a maximum aperture of f/1.8.