OM Digital is planning to announce the two telephoto zoom lenses on its lens roadmap in late 2023. These lenses would be the OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 50-200mm f/2.8 PRO Lens and OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 50-250mm f/4 Lens.
Of course we expect these telephoto zoom lenses will take advantage of the Micro Four Thirds system, which doubles its focal length to its 35mm equivalent. There are already two “40-150mm” zoom lenses in the M.Zuiko lineup, and this time around, the lenses are rumored to have lots of overlapping focal lengths. Probably we will see if these will be a renewal of the current F2.8 / F4 zoom or an additional lineup.
There seems to be a fair amount of demand for affordable lenses as well as expensive PRO lenses, so the look of the 50-250mm F4 seems to be welcome. If the telephoto end reaches 250mm (500mm equivalent), it will be able to coexist seamlessly with the existing 40-150mm F4 PRO and 40-150mm F4-5.6 in the 300mm equivalent class.
There is no information (rumor) so far, but Iwewould like to wait for the successor of the “OM-D E-M1X” and the action of the “PEN” series soon.
Stay tuned for more information