- Jun 10, 2011
- Isle of Wight England UK
- Real Name
- Robert (Rob)
Maybe Olympus will buy back the imaging divisionApparently higher than expected demand for the 150-400f4.5 has led to a delay for shipping
Apparently higher than expected demand for the 150-400f4.5 has led to a delay for shipping
BDR has a great point. This could end up being a product that was teased yet never released.Well, did somebody actually expect that Olympus was going to build a stock of $7 500 lenses just in case the new owner of their camera business is willing to purchase them?
Why should Olympus bother with something that was scheduled to launch one month after they have already transferred the entire camera business JIP. Final share transfer which will take place on 1st of January 2021.
After 2nd of January 2021, it's entirely up to JIP whether this lens will ever go into production in the first place.
Even if you can't read Japanese, open the original link: https://www.olympus.co.jp/news/2020/an01957.html and have a look at the title.It's always been strange to me that Olympus would create and market their most expensive consumer product then walk away.
It's why this lens has a metal nameplate. By the time the lens is available the JIP (or Zuiko) nameplate may be covered with a sticker of another company.
I was looking for this news release on the USA site but couldn't find it.Even if you can't read Japanese, open the original link: https://www.olympus.co.jp/news/2020/an01957.html and have a look at the title.
There's no need to cover anything because this lens is now officially "M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO" and not "Olympus M.Zuiko Digital..." as it is still been marketed on US sites with $7500 price tag.
So much for the "JIP will use Olympus brand for the time being" - said time being untill 1.1.2021 + 15 minutes.
150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO is by far the most complicated and expensive consumer lens Olympus has ever designed but they will never sell or apparently even manufacture it.I'm wondering if this alleged supply issue could be due to kinks in the transfer from Olympus to JIP.
The timing of the release is very strange.
I agree, sort ofRather amusing that people think these sort of lenses are built in large numbers on a production line..