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  • Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

    I'm currently at Photokina in Cologne, Germany and here Olympus has confirmed the arrival of the new m.Zuiko 40-150 f/2.8 Pro plus a matching 1.4x converter. US pricing is $1499.99 and $349.99, respectively.

    Hope to get UK pricing soon.

    Pictures later!

    Ian

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    Last edited by Ian; 16th September 2014, 03:36 PM.
    Regards
    Michael

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    • #3
      Last edited by Ian; 16th September 2014, 03:35 PM.

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      • #4
        Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

        Looks like the 2 can be purchased together for a deal!! Interesting worth looking at I think...

        Peter
        OMD-EM1 Mk2, 40-150. f2.8Pro, MC-14 converter, 7-14mm 2.8, 17mm 1.8, 45mm 1.8G, OM50mm 1.8, OM 28mm F2.8, OM 200mm F4 Giottos Silk Road YTL8384Tripod Giottos MH5011 head FL36 and other bits and bobs...
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        • #5
          Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

          Here are some snaps from the Olympus stand:





          The new 1.4x teleconverter - note the protruding element.









          The protruding element requires a special cap.





          The hood slides back like on the 60mm macro, by the way.

          Ian
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          • #6
            Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

            So does the 1.4 converter work for other lenses?
            Would it work with a m4/3 to 4/3 converter

            ...and more importantly...when are they to be released in the UK?
            chris
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            • #7
              Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

              Originally posted by crimbo View Post
              So does the 1.4 converter work for other lenses?
              <snip>
              I don't think it will. The "protuberance" would interfere with the rear element of the lenses. Will have to look to see if there are any with deep set rear elements. Also, I expect the distance between the rear element of the 40-150 matches very precisely to the 1.4 converter.
              Graham

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              • #8
                Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

                As the converter has a protruding element I doubt it will work with most if not all existing lenses. But I will try to get a definitive answer.

                Ian
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                • #9
                  Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

                  Thanks Ian will it also work with the 12 - 40mm PRO lens?
                  Ed

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                  • #10
                    Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

                    Ian,
                    Is there any kind of focus limiter on the new lens?

                    Does the lens have any facility for attaching a strap (other than via the tripod collar)?
                    {I'm not keen on walking around with this lot only supported from the E-M1 body lugs}
                    Chris

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                    • #11
                      Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

                      Just found some pictures taken with the new lens combo....taken from another m4/3rds site...

                      http://http://www.pekkapotka.com/zuiko4015028/q8uxqztvlf3aprjsz5g6s81zhbd9ay

                      Peter
                      OMD-EM1 Mk2, 40-150. f2.8Pro, MC-14 converter, 7-14mm 2.8, 17mm 1.8, 45mm 1.8G, OM50mm 1.8, OM 28mm F2.8, OM 200mm F4 Giottos Silk Road YTL8384Tripod Giottos MH5011 head FL36 and other bits and bobs...
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                      • #12
                        Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

                        Originally posted by Gwyver View Post
                        Is there any kind of focus limiter on the new lens?
                        I was disappointed to find that it hasn't got one. Was hoping that the new v2 firmware might have introduced it to the camera in a similar way to some Sony cameras. Perhaps focus is so fast it doesn't need one.

                        Perhaps Ian can advise on the focus speed moving from close to distant focus?

                        Andy
                        Andy
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                        • #13
                          Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

                          Just received an email from Wex which showed a picture of the other new lens. The 12mm f1.2 - wow. Unfortunately a typo for the black 12mm f2😄. Oh well.
                          Jim
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                          • #14
                            Re: Olympus confirms 40-150 f/2.8 and 1.4 converter

                            Originally posted by Wee man View Post
                            Thanks Ian will it also work with the 12 - 40mm PRO lens?
                            The Olympus US site says just the 40-150mm and the proposed 300 f/4.

                            http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/new/...ter-mc-14.html

                            Steve.
                            Steve

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                            • #15
                              http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-o...r-kit/p1560265
                              Regards,
                              Mark

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