Olympus is allegedly working on a new 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens which will be announced sometime in 2017.
According to latest rumors the company might show new lens prototypes at the CP+ show this February. One of them could be the Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens.
Although the release date and specifications of this lens are not yet known, it is certain that MFT users will meet with the prime optic in 2017. More buzz after the break!
Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens coming in 2017
As the close followers of the Micro Four Thirds world know, the last member of the PRO series was the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens. The portrait lens announced under Photokina 2016, has come to the forefront especially with the compatibility with the OM-D series cameras.
The PRO-series is extending and it will allow photographers to benefit from wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths. For the time being, Olympus is expected to be working on the PRO lens for 17mm this time. Just like its PRO siblings, the Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens will be weathersealed. So it will be resistant to dust, splashes, and temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius / 14 degrees Fahrenheit.
Olympus is currently selling the 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens with a price for $1,199. We can expect the price of the new 17mm lens to be almost the same as this one. Another possibility is that the weight of the lens might be high when we assume that the quality of the optical formula.
After 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens announcement, we expect Olympus to work on PRO series for new optics. A 45mm f/1.2 PRO or 75mm f/1.2 PRO might continue the saga. Stay tuned with us for more information.