Olympus 9mm PRO Lens To Feature an f/1.8 Aperture

The rumored Olympus 9mm PRO-series lens to feature a maximum aperture of f/1.8 instead of f/2.8.

Previously Olympus is said to be working on a new 9mm f/2.8 “PRO” lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Now according to recent rumors Olympus will provide a wider aperture for the upcoming  9mm lens.

Olympus currently has the new 9mm f/8 fisheye lens which acts as a body-cap  for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The new lens will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of 18mm but a wider aperture of f/1.8

The Olympus 9mm f/1.8 PRO price said to be around 91,000 yen / $900. Olympus PRO lenses are high-quality lenses and sure has higher price tags.

Olympus 9mm PRO Lens To Feature an f/1.8 Aperture


The current Olympus lens roadmap doesn’t include a wide-angle prime lens info yet but details for the Olympus 9mm f/1.8 PRO lens is becoming clear in the rumors.

Olympus.9mm f/2.8 Lens Rumored Features

  • 8 elements in 7 groups
  • Plastic and metal
  • Distance markers
  • No snapshot manual focus control
  • No focus-by-wire
  • Compact for competition
  • ¥91,000 around $900

The Olympus 9mm f/1.8 PRO lens official announcement or release date still unknown but it will be a high-quality PRO-series lens; as expected Olympus 9mm f/1.8 lens could join the PRO series at Photokina 2014 in September.

via 43r