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Where is the 40-150 f2.8 lens?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by zensu, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    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?
  2. mistermark

    mistermark Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 16, 2012
    Good question. I'm sure I remember it being scheduled for late 2013... Then early 2014...
  3. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA

    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...
  4. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    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?
  5. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    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


    420 f5.6
  6. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    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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  7. Gary5

    Gary5 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 15, 2014
    Last I heard, the 40-150 is coming in September.
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  8. jonlong

    jonlong Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 25, 2013
    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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  9. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I think you need to remember that price is from a rumour, not from any announcement from Olympus, so that's why it might sound crazy!