Olympus E-M1 Mark II and F/1 Aperture Prime Lens Rumors

Olympus is allegedly working on several ultra-bright prime lenses for Micro Four Thirds system cameras which is expected to become available in the fall of 2016.

According to Olympus rumors, these f/1 prime lenses to be unveiled at Photokina 2016 along with E-M1 Mark II mirrorless camera.

The Olympus bright prime lenses will offer 12mm, 25mm, and 50mm focal lengths. The MFT lenses will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 24mm, 50mm, and 100mm, respectively.

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Announcement Also Rumored for Photokina 2016


To wrap-up the three f/1 prime lens rumors. They will be unveiled at Photokina 2016 along with E-M1 Mark II camera. Olympus already has the 12mm lens but with an f/2 maximum aperture. Three primes will be the 12mm, 25mm, and 50mm with an aperture of f/1.

These will be quality bright optics for the professional MFT users and the prices will sure stand higher-end. At the moment no specs or price information available for the lenses.

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Rumored Specifications

See the combined Olympus E-M1 Mark II rumored specs so far.

  • 18-megapixel image sensor
  • 40-megapixel high resolution mode introduced in the E-M5 Mark II
  • Electronic shutter of 1/32000s
  • 4K video recording capability

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 announced back in September 2013. It features a 16.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor. The OM-D E-M1 has on-chip phase detection, which promises to focus legacy Four Thirds lenses (using the optional MMF-3 adapter) at much faster speeds than previous Olympus m4/3 cameras.

The OM-D E-M1 currently selling with a price tag for $1,099.00.