Any news on 50mm m4/3 macro?

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by drpump, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. drpump

    drpump Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 28, 2010
    I've been watching 43Rumours and other sites looking for information about the new Olympus macro lens that is supposedly arriving in (northern) Spring. There seems to be precious little information about. Have I missed something?

    Some questions I had:

    - Will it be an f/2 like the four-thirds big brother?

    - Is there likely to be a 2x teleconverter released alongside? I'm actually interested in having both 50mm and 100mm primes for portrait and macro shooting. If the optical quality is there, then losing a couple of stops of light in a teleconverter might be acceptable for the reduction in kit size.

    The existing four thirds 50mm macro sounds like a great lens and I'd probably be happy enough with this + m4/3 adapter + teleconverter, but I'm waiting to see what Olympus do with the new m4/3 lens.
  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    ... Or the 25/1.4 ... Or the bright zoom ...