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New Patent: Olympus 400mm f/4.0 MFT lens

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Olympus has filed a new patent. It describes the Olympus 400mm f/4.0 lens for mirrorless cameras with micro four thirds image sensors.

This is a super-telephoto lens covering a focal length of 800mm and below are the first design of the Olympus 400mm f/4.0 lens. If this patent hits the mass production, it’s obvious that this lens will be a great choice for handheld action shooting – such as in sports or wildlife photography.

From the patent application we can only see the drawing of the Olympus 400mm f/4.0 lens for m4/3 system. Olympus currently has the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO is the first interchangeable lens for the Micro Four Thirds format to include on-board (as opposed to in-camera) image stabilization. Excellent for wildlife, the focal length of 300mm is equivalent 600mm on a full frame camera, so provides some serious magnification.

Olympus Patent for 400mm f/4.0 MFT lens

Here is the newly published patent for the Olympus 400mm F4 MFT lens. 

We have to mention that several months ago, Dpreview reported, “Olympus Cancels 400mm f4 lens”:

After years of planning, development and testing, Olympus is considering cancelling the production of a 400mm f4 lens. This lens was going to be one of the most superlative lenses ever made by Olympus; however, after extensive surveying, it was discovered that it might only meet the needs of a very small minority.