Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Zoom Preview

During Photokina 2014 Olympus announced a number of products including a silver version of the E-M1 (and a new firmware version for the camera), as well as an upcoming 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens Rich from Olympus demonstrated in the video above.

The lens should be available this November for just under $1500 has a complex lens construction which includes 16 elements in 10 groups with 1 aspherical ED element, 2 aspherical elements, 1 Super-ED element, 3 ED elements and 1 HD element (we can’t actually remember so many different types of advanced elements in any recent lenses).

The lens is water, dust and cold proof, has a unique collapsible hood as well as a special function button (which you can configure as needed) and a removable collar.

On the Photokina Olympus booth you could also see prototypes of the upcoming 300mm F4 and 7-14mm F2.8 Pro lenses (both behind glass sadly). Along with the lens Olympus will also introduce a MC-1.4x teleconverter (selling for just under $350).

We had a chance to take a closer look at the upcoming 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO during Photokina 2014 and we were very impressed by the build quality of the lens.

The Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom in Photokina 2014

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