Where is the 40-150 f2.8 lens?

zensu

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With Olympus hinting at the price of the new Olympus 7-14 f2.8 lens which also hints it will be released soon what ever happened to the Olympus Pro 40-150 f2.8 lens?
 

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Good question. I'm sure I remember it being scheduled for late 2013... Then early 2014...
 

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The 12-40/2.8 came out in late 2013. The existence of the 40-150/2.8 wasn't even confirmed until the 12-40/2.8 was announced. They said it was scheduled for release by the end of 2014. Still have 7 months left to go...
To me the odd thing is that the 40-150 f2.8 was announced way before the 7-14 f2.8 and the 300 f4.0 were announced. I wonder if there is a problem with production on the 40-150 f2.8?
 

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Neither the 40-150 or the 300 are on my radar until they announce a TC. Especially since the 1.4 firmware release the 50-200 is an excellent performer and it is more compact than the new 300 dimensions I have seen and only a little slower and shorter with the EC14 (ie 288 @ f4.9, vs 300 f4).

If they had a 1.4 TC this would be really interesting -

70-210 @ f4

and

420 f5.6
 

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To me the odd thing is that the 40-150 f2.8 was announced way before the 7-14 f2.8 and the 300 f4.0 were announced. I wonder if there is a problem with production on the 40-150 f2.8?
They said the 40-150/2.8 would be available by the end of 2014, so unless they miss that deadline, there doesn't seem to be anything to be concerned about. Perhaps the 7-14/2.8 was easier to produce than expected. Perhaps they had an open slot in their production line and decided to fast-track it. Perhaps the rumor that the 7-14/2.8 will be released 'very soon' is wrong, as so many rumors are. If they'd intended to release the 40-150/2.8 earlier, I imagine they would have given a different availability estimate.
 

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I really hope it's priced competitively with the Lumix 35-100. The $1799 msrp for the 7-14 is just crazy to me.


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