Olympus 30mm macro lens to be announced in 2016

A new Olympus 30mm macro lens is rumored to be announced in the second half of 2016.

The prime optic with macro shooting capabilities will deliver a full-frame equivalent of 60mm focal length and the maximum aperture is unknown at the moment. It is also unclear if this lens might compete against the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 prime model.

Trusted sources are reporting that Olympus 30mm macro lens is in development and the new MFT lens expected to arrive this year possibly at Photokina 2016.

Olympus 30mm macro lens to be announced in 2016

This is the Olympus 60mm f/2.8 optic. Olympus 30mm macro lens might be the second macro lens in the lineup.

Olympus 30mm macro lens coming in the second half of 2016

It’s not a secret that Olympus is actively working on a new 25mm f/1.2 Pro and expected to arrive at Photokina event thes year with the E-M1 Mark II.

Now the company also rumored to announce a new 30mm macro lens in 2016, which will be the second macro lens after the 60mm f/2.8 macro. The optic will be compatible with Micro Four Thirds cameras. The official announcement date and aperture range is unknown, but the rumor mill is claiming that the prime model is scheduled to be released during the second half of 2016.

As we are approaching the Photokina 2016, the worlds biggest digital imaging event in September this year. Olympus 30mm macro lens might be revealed during or around the show. We might see the lens become available in the market sometime in the second half of 2016.

Now let’s talk about some expectations about the aperture of this lens. We guess that it will feature a maximum aperture around f/2 or f/3.5 when considering it’s a macro optic. If this lens features a maximum aperture of f/2 it would also stand as a fast long standard lens and macro. That sure would be an all-in one lens and more useful for MFT users.

Anyway stay tuned with us for more information as we’ll update you with more Olympus 30mm macro lens news.