According to latest rumors the Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens will be the next lens in the lineup. The prime optic rumored to be announced along with the E-M10 Mark III camera in September.
There were rumors about the new Olympus PRO lenses are in development. One of them is said to feature F/1.2 aperture and join the PRO series as a weathersealed optic for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Trusted sources are claiming that the next in the lineup will be the Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens.
Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens will be the next in the lineup
The company already has the M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 lens in their lineup. The ultra compact wide-angle lens offers 34mm equivalent field of view captures large groups or landscapes. The company will introdue this 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens with a faster aperture of f/1.2 and PRO series advantages.
17mm is a very popular focal length in Micro 4/3rds world. The optic gather more light and allow shallower depth of field. The new lens will be slightly bigger than the current one with F/1.8 aperture. The 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. So if it will be a PRO lens the weight and dimensions will vary according to it.
On the other hand we hope that this Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens performas as well as the 25mm F1.2 PRO model. When it comes to the price, the lens will definitely cost above $1,000 mark in US.
Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens announcement date is rumored to take place in September along with the E-M10III camera. As always take these claims with a pinch of salt and stay tuned with us for more details!