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MFT lenses from Olympus

Ever since launching its first Four Thirds cameras in 2003, Olympus has provided its equipment users with roadmaps of new lens releases to help them plan their system development. This welcome tradition has continued in the era of mFT. The latest Olympus roadmap was published in January 2019 and contains at least eight new lenses that will be launched over the coming months.

lens pipeline
Olympus Micro Four-Thirds lens road map 2019[olympus]
olympus 150-400mm
Upcoming Olympus 4.5/150-400mm

So what has the company currently in the pipeline? The only lens that is explicitly named on the roadmap is the M.Zuiko 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro with a scheduled release in 2020. Most of the other forthcoming Olympus optics also expand the company's PRO range of high-quality, weather-proof lenses. There will be a wide-angle zoom (10-25mm?), a new standard zoom (12-35mm?), two new telephoto zooms (perhaps 50-200mm and 70-240mm?), as well as several bright prime lenses. – In the non-PRO, more budget-friendly segment, there will be a new super tele-photo zoom lens (possibly a 100-400mm?) and a new travel zoom – the ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 that was announced in February 2019. The system thus keeps growing...

New Olympus Lenses

Feb 2019

Olympus ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3

olympus mzd 12 200mm 35
  • Super-zoom for Micro Four Thirds
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/3.5 - 22
  • Aperture blades: 7, rounded
  • Construction: 16 elements in 11 groups
  • Filter size: 72
  • Dimensions: 100 x 78 mm (4.1 x 3.2")
  • Weight: 455 g (16.0 oz)
  • Launch Price: $899
  • Street Price: check availability at Amazon
Oct 2017

Olympus ED 17mm F1.2 Pro

olympus mzd 17mm 12
  • Wide-angle Prime for Micro Four Thirds
  • Autofocus operation
  • Aperture range: f/1.2 - 16
  • Aperture blades: 9, rounded
  • Construction: 15 elements in 11 groups
  • Filter size: 62
  • Dimensions: 87 x 68 mm (3.6 x 2.8")
  • Weight: 390 g (13.8 oz)
  • Launch Price: $1,199
  • Street Price: check offers at Amazon

Olympus m4/3 lenses

Since the Olympus PEN E-P1 was launched in June 2009 with two lenses, a largely complete lens catalog has been built up. Indeed, there have been more lenses released by now from Olympus for m43 than for the predecessor system, Four Thirds. Below is a categorized overview of all mFT lenses available from Olympus. Similar listings, respectively, of all mFT lenses (across all manufacturers that support the system) and all Four Thirds lenses are available separately.

Headline Specifications of Olympus MFT Lenses
Wide-angle ZoomsFocus
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Olympus ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PROAF n Y 79 x 106 mm 534 g 20151,299 i iOlympus ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO
Olympus 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 MSCAF 52 n 57 x 50 mm 155 g 2010699 i iOlympus 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 MSC
Wide-angle PrimesFocus
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Olympus ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PROAF n Y 62 x 80 mm 314 g 2015999 i iOlympus ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO
Olympus 9mm f/8 Fish-Eye Body Cap LensMF n n 56 x 13 mm 30 g 201499 i iOlympus 9mm f/8 Fish-Eye Body Cap Lens
Olympus 12mm f/2.0 MSCAF 46 n 56 x 43 mm 130 g 2011799 i iOlympus 12mm f/2.0 MSC
Olympus 15mm f/F8.0 Body Cap LensMF n n 56 x 9 mm 22 g 201249 i iOlympus 15mm f/F8.0 Body Cap Lens
Olympus ED 17mm F1.2 ProAF 62 Y 68 x 87 mm 390 g 20171,199 i iOlympus ED 17mm F1.2 Pro
Olympus 17mm f/1.8AF 46 n 58 x 36 mm 120 g 2012499 i iOlympus 17mm f/1.8
Olympus 17mm f/2.8 PancakeAF 37 n 57 x 22 mm 71 g 2009299 i iOlympus 17mm f/2.8 Pancake
Standard ZoomsFocus
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Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PROAF 62 Y 70 x 84 mm 382 g 2013999 i iOlympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO
Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZAF 52 Y 57 x 83 mm 211 g 2011499 i iOlympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ
Olympus ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PROAF 72 Y 78 x 117 mm 561 g 20161,299 i i Olympus ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO
Olympus ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3AF 72 Y 78 x 100 mm 455 g 2019899 i i Olympus ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3
Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6AF 40.5 n 62 x 44 mm 150 g 2009199- iOlympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6
Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II MSCAF 37 n 57 x 50 mm 112 g 2010199- iOlympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II MSC
Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II RAF 37 n 57 x 50 mm 112 g 2011299 i iOlympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R
Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZAF 37 n 61 x 23 mm 91 g 2014249 i iOlympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ
Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 MSCAF 58 n 64 x 83 mm 260 g 2010599- iOlympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 MSC
Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 IIAF 58 Y 64 x 83 mm 285 g 2015599 i iOlympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II
Standard PrimesFocus
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Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PROAF 62 Y 70 x 87 mm 410 g 20161,199 i iOlympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO
Olympus 25mm f/1.8AF 46 n 56 x 41 mm 136 g 2014399 i iOlympus 25mm f/1.8
Olympus ED 30mm f/3.5 MacroAF 46 n 57 x 60 mm 128 g 2016299 i iOlympus ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro
Tele-photo ZoomsFocus
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Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 ProAF 72 Y 79 x 160 mm 880 g 20141,499 i iOlympus 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro
Olympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 MSCAF 58 n 64 x 86 mm 190 g 2010329- iOlympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 MSC
Olympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 RAF 58 n 64 x 86 mm 190 g 2011329 i iOlympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 R
Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 MSCAF 58 n 70 x 116 mm 430 g 2010899- iOlympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 MSC
Olympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 IIAF 58 n 69 x 117 mm 423 g 2013549 i iOlympus 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II
Tele-photo PrimesFocus
System
(type)
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Olympus ED 45mm F1.2 ProAF 62 Y 70 x 85 mm 410 g 20171,199 i iOlympus ED 45mm F1.2 Pro
Olympus 45mm f/1.8 MSCAF 37 n 56 x 46 mm 116 g 2011399 i iOlympus 45mm f/1.8 MSC
Olympus 60mm f/2.8 MacroAF 46 Y 56 x 82 mm 186 g 2012499 i iOlympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro
Olympus 75mm f/1.8AF 58 n 64 x 69 mm 305 g 2012899 i iOlympus 75mm f/1.8
Olympus 300mm f/4 IS ProAF 77 Y 93 x 227 mm 1,475 g 20162,499 i iOlympus 300mm f/4 IS Pro
 

Further Reading

One advantage of the Micro Four Thirds system is that it is supported by several lens manufacturers. Thus, even though you might primarily be an Olympus shooter, having a look also at the Panasonic roadmap or the mFT lens compendium will provide a more comprehensive view on where the system is going. Also, in case you are interested to see how a particular camera-lens combination looks, check out the matching tool at four-thirds.org.

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