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Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO lens officially announced

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Olympus has announced the M.Zuiko Digital 45mm f/1.2 PRO lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras.

The 45mm f/1.2 PRO is a bright portrait lens with a 90mm f/2.4 equivalent focal length in terms of full-frame. The ground-up splashproof and dustproof design promises high resolution wide-open, as well as fast autofocus and well-controlled chromatic aberration.

The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 50 cm and a maximum image magnification of 0.1x (35mm equivalent: 0.2x), providing outstanding close-up shooting performance.

The M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO contains three optimally placed and bonded lens elements, including one ED lens, which compensate for typical problems on wide-aperture lenses like out-of-focus color bleeding (axial chromatic aberration) and peripheral color bleeding (magnification chromatic aberration). The extensive use of special lenses incorporated into 14 elements in 10 groups results in superb optical performance and feathered bokeh effects, even at the widest aperture setting.

The Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO lens will start shipping from late November 2017 and will retail at a recommended price of $1,199.99. Check Amazon and B&H Photo for availability.

Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO lens officially announced

Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO Lens Becomes Official

The optic boasts a superior optical design with 14 lens elements in 10 groups that thoroughly prevents aberration, distortion and fringing to achieve superb resolution and beautiful defocusing effects from its widest aperture setting of f1.2.

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm f/1.2 PRO lens  use the same Z Coating Nano technology as the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 25mm F1.2 PRO for sharp, clear image quality that significantly reduces ghosts and flares that tend to occur in backlit images. Sample images can be found here and here.

Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO lens key features

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 90mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • One ED Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Four High Refractive Index Elements
  • Z Coating Nano
  • MSC High-Speed Imager AF System
  • Internal Focusing, MF Clutch
  • Weather-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm

The Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO lens is compact, lightweight and provides unrivaled mobility, dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (14°F/-10°C). A uniform lens filter diameter across the three F1.2 lenses allows for use of the same lens filters, such as protection filters and PL filters.

Lens Accessories:

Lens Cap, LC-62F (bundled): This lens cap is designed for quick and easy removal from lenses with a filter diameter of φ62mm, and can be used even when the lens hood is still attached.

Lens Case, LSC-0811 (bundled): A purse-string-type lens case with three-layer construction thatsecurely protects the lens. The lens can be stored in the case with the lens cap, protection filterand lens hood (stored) attached to the lens.

Lens Hood, LH-66C (bundled): A lens hood specifically designed for the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO lens to reduce the amount of unnecessary light entering the lens when shooting in backlit conditions. The hood release lock button features a nonprotruding design that prevents the hood from accidental detachment.

Lens Hood, LH-66B (bundled): A lens hood for use with the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 25mm F1.2 PRO and the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO lenses to reduce the amount of unnecessary light entering the lens when shooting in backlit conditions. The hood release lock button features a nonprotruding design that prevents the hood from accidental detachment.

Protection Filter, PRF-ZD62 PRO (sold separately): This protection filter maximizes the abilities of M.ZUIKO PRO lenses bearing the Zuiko name. It features ZERO coating, which cuts reflection by approximately one-half compared to conventional multicoating, black-edged glass, and a satin-finished black alumite aluminum frame for a matte surface that suppresses reflections.

Sales Outline for Separately Available Accessories

Product Name MSRP Planned Launch Date
Lens Cap, LC-62F $23.99 USD
$21.99 CAD
On sale
Lens Case, LSC-0811 $26.99 USD
$26.99 CAD
On sale
Lens Hood, LH-66B $44.99 USD
$44.99 CAD
On sale
Protection Filter, PRF-ZD62 PRO $64.99 USD
$64.99 CAD
On sale

For more information on the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO lens, visit http://getolympus.com/lenses/m-zuiko-ed-45mm-f1-2-pro.html.

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