Olympus 12-100mm f/4.0 PRO lens is rumored to be in development and will be released sometime in the second half of 2016.
It will be a standard zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Dust and splash-proof optic is expected to feature extremely high quality construction.
The PRO-series zoom lens will provide a focal length from 24mm to 200mm in terms of 35mm equivalent. It also gives constant aperture of f/4 throughout the focal range.
Olympus 12-100mm f/4.0 PRO lens rumored for late 2016
As we are approaching the Photokina 2016, the worlds biggest digital imaging event in September. Olympus 12-100mm f/4.0 PRO lens will likely be unveiled during or around the Photokina show. The high quality optic for Micro Four Thirds system should become available in the market sometime by the fall of 2016.
The Japan-based company is rumored to announce the new Micro Four Thirds camera this year. Aimed at professional sports photographers, the Olympus E-M1 Mark II model is also rumored for this event. It is said to be capable of recording 4K videos with a new handheld high-resolution shooting mode. The rumor mill also claiming that the camera will include an electronic shutter of 1/32000s.
The M.Zuiko PRO line of lenses is built for the highest level of performance, incorporating fast apertures and weather sealing. We can also expect the lens to be quite large and heavy. Considering the current PRO optics from the company, the price should stand between $1,500 and $2,000.
If the Olympus 12-100mm f/4.0 PRO lens mentioned by the rumor mill becomes available in the market. It will sure be welcomed by the users. Stay tuned for more information.
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