Olympus is rumored to be working on two new lenses that could join the PRO series as a weathersealed optic for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
The Japan-based manufacturer will allegedly introduce two new PRO series lenses for the OM-D series cameras. One of them would be bright prime with a maximum aperture of f/1.2. Sources are claiming that the second optic is unknown at the moment.
We expect the first one with the fast aperture would be a Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens. The other unit might be a Olympus 500mm/f4.0 PRO IS super-telephoto prime just like the 300mm f/4 model.
New Olympus PRO lenses coming in 2017
The Olympus PRO lens series features both superb design and controls. They provide high optical performance, dustproof and splashproof construction, and excellent image quality for all shooting environments.
The first of the series is the 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens, while the 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens announced afterwards. Shortly after that, the 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO and 300mm f/4 PRO lenses became available. Later on, the company unveiled the world’s first f/1.8 fisheye lens: 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO. The last two lenses are the 25mm F1.2 PRO and the 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO.
Now two new Olympus PRO lenses are said to be in the works and join the party in 2017. It is worth noting that one of them will feature a fast aperture of f/1.2. This makes us think the possibility and high demand on the Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO optic. The other unit is totally unknown at the moment.
Please share your thoughts in the comment field for the upcoming Olympus PRO lenses. Either way, take these claims with a pinch of salt and stay tuned for more details!