New released photos of the Olympus 7-14mm and 300mm ƒ2.8 Pro!

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by DigitalD, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. DigitalD

    DigitalD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 10, 2014
    Wow, everyone has been speculating on these lenses since the rumor leaked a few months ago. Im so excited about the ultra-wide that it hurts that it wont be out till 2015 :(



    Key Product Features:

    M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO lens

    Wide-angle zoom lens
    14-28mm (35mm equivalent)
    Dust and splash-proof
    Compact and lightweight form

    M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4 PRO lens

    Super telephoto lens
    600mm (35mm equivalent)
    Dust and splash-proof

    Some links:

    Steve huffs:


    "London, February 12 2014 – Olympus is pleased to announce the development of two new lenses in the M.ZUIKO PRO series: the wide-angle zoom lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO and the super telephoto lens M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4 PRO. Both lenses conform to the Micro Four Thirds system standard. Mock-ups* of the lenses will be shown at the Camera & Photo Imaging Show CP+ starting Thursday, February 13, 2014 in Japan. With the addition of these two lenses the M.ZUIKO PRO series will cover the entire range from super wide angle to super telephoto.

    The new splash and dust-proof M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO is the first wide-angle zoom lens in the M.ZUIKO PRO series to cover 14-28mm**. The compact and lightweight design of this new Micro Four Thirds lens portrays its well-known ZUIKO quality alongside excellent depictive power and superb edge-to-edge clarity.

    The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm 1:4 PRO is the first fixed focus super telephoto lens in the M.ZUIKO PRO series with a 600mm** focal range. This portable lens offers top-level image quality in a dust and splash-proof housing making it perfect even for professional users.
    Availability of all four M.ZUIKO PRO lenses

    The first interchangeable lens of this series, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO is already available while its successor, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO, is scheduled to go on sale in the second half of 2014. The final two Olympus system lenses in the M.ZUIKO PRO quartet, covering everything from super wide angle to super telephoto, are currently under development. Both new lenses are scheduled to be released from 2015 onwards. More details will be announced prior to the launch."

    * The mock-ups will not necessarily show the final design. ** 35mm equivalent.
  2. greenarcher02

    greenarcher02 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 13, 2012
    Manila, Philippines
    Panasonic is taking too long lol. I'm tempted by that 7-14. I wonder how big the 300mm is...
  3. Haans

    Haans Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 18, 2012
    They both will be big. They will both be EXPENSIVE. My guess is they will break the $2K range easily.
  4. chonbhoy

    chonbhoy Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Scottish Highlands
    I'm hoping that the 7-14 f2.8 won't be that big, after all it's only a 2.8 and it covers a smaller range than the 12-40, so hopefully it's about the same size diameter but shorter in length and I hope that the filter thread exists for a start and has the same size thread as the 12-40 too.
  5. gochugogi

    gochugogi Mu-43 Veteran

    The lens barrel looks to be significantly larger in diameter than the lens mount so the 7-14 is gonna be one fat puppy...
  6. DigitalD

    DigitalD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 10, 2014
    But oh so wonderful. Why must we wait?!

    I don't think these will break the $2k barrier. You think?
  7. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 27, 2013
    Canon 24-70 2.8 is 1400 coins and canon 300mm f4 is 1100 coins.
    As the oly made in China eq zoom is 1000 coins, this 300mm will be made in China and will cost around 800 coins. Don't expect 2000 coins mark for a 300mm f4 made in China just saying. Maybe a made in Japan Oly or a panaleica would have been that expensive.
  8. Fri13

    Fri13 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 30, 2014
    2k never, when 12-14mm was 999€, then it will be in same range.
    And it will be a must to buy.... As 12-40 is so juicy to shoot and use.
  9. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    For landscape work the 7-14 is gotta need one heck of a thin CPL to avoid serious vignetting. I have not tried one on the 12-40 yet.
  10. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    There likely won't be a filter ring on it.
  11. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    I wonder about the size and weight of the 300. I hope it does internal focusing.
  12. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    I can't see why it wouldn't - internal focus is pretty standard except on lenses that are very cheap or very small. The only m4/3 lenses that don't are the original Olympus 14-42/3.5-5.6 mk1, the 17/2.8 and both Panasonic 20/1.7s.
  13. halfhand

    halfhand Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 20, 2013
    Those lens look so great!
  14. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I just hope the prices look great too{and by "great" I mean a "delightful bargain" and not "large in size"!}.
  15. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    I suspect that many will be choke when the prices are revealed. :)
  16. Chris5107

    Chris5107 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    As a comparison, my FD 300mm f4 is about 8 -3/8 inches long +
  17. Fri13

    Fri13 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 30, 2014
    $1400 is a good price for tele and wide $1200. If going over $1500 then m4/3 lose a another great possibility to lure professionals (sure they can pay even 2-3k but give them a carrot and they come jumping in....)
  18. rezatravilla

    rezatravilla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    Reza Travilla
    i think i will stay with my targeted lenses which is the 45mm and samyang 7.5 because i love the small size.