Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 with built-in 1.25x Extender

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Olympus has just released the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25X IS Pro Lens. This a M4/3 lightweight super-telephoto zoom lens with a built-in 1.25X Teleconverter.

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Key features

  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 150-400mm
  • Constant f/4.5 Maximum Aperture
  • Built-In 1.25x Teleconverter
  • 300-1000mm (35mm Equiv.) with TC in Use
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

The lens is light enough to be used handheld while offering plenty of reach. The 150-400mm focal length provides a 35mm equivalent of 300-800mm & 375-1000mm when using the 1.25X teleconverter making it ideal for wildlife photographers. The lens features a constant f/4.5 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range and it only drops to f/5.6 when the teleconverter is in use.

The optical image stabilization helps to minimize camera shake and can work in conjunction with camera-based stabilization.

As part of the PRO line of lenses, it features a weather-sealed design for dust, moisture & freeze-resistance.

Price & Availability

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25X IS PRO Lens will retail for $7.499.95 USD. You can now pre-order the lens.

In September, Olympus officially agreed on the transfer of its imaging business to JIP. It was unclear what would be the outcome of the transfer if the products would be continued to be developed but with the release of the new lens, and more to come in an updated lens road map it is looking somewhat promising.

Focal Length150 to 400mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 300 to 800mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4.5
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Format CompatibilityMicro Four Thirds
Minimum Focus Distance4.27′ / 1.3 m
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarFixed and Rotating
Filter Size95 mm (Front)

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