Along with the new PEN E-P7, Olympus has also announced a new ultra-wide zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO is the new autofocus lens with the equivalent focal length range of 16-50mm. If you’re planning to add a wide-angle zoom to your gear bag, let’s see what this new Olympus lens has to offer.
OM Digital really seems to have taken the initiative since taking over from Olympus. Along with the recent joint live stream chat with Panasonic, they’ve relaunched the official Micro Four Thirds website with a completely new redesign. The new website, they say, has been designed to enhance the overall user experience and now offers search and mobile-friendly features.
The idea seems to be that the Micro Four Thirds ecosystem has grown so large now that it needed better organisation for its users to be able to find what they need, including products from the 56 companies they say support the Micro Four Thirds camera system.
Pergear has been going a bit nuts lately on the low-budget lenses. It was only in March that they released their 35mm f/1.6 and 50mm f/1.8 lenses with the 7.5mm f/2.8 fisheye just last month. Now, they’ve sent one fo their existing focal lengths into overdrive and announced the new Pergear 35mm f/1.2 manual focus lens.
Designed for Micro Four Thirds and APS-C mirrorless cameras, it’s available in MFT, Nikon Z, Canon EF-M, Fuji X and Sony E mounts. The best bit? It’s only $109.
Chinese camera accessories manufacturer SIRUI revealed a 50mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens at this year’s IFA trade show in Berlin. Many of you hoped for a cheap anamorphic lens, and indeed – it will be one of the most affordable ones in the market. It’s coming soon in three mounts, and it will retail at around 700 euros ($770).
Folks at cinema5D got to take a look at the upcoming 50mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens at the ongoing IBC 2019. They revealed more about it, but also filmed a bit with it so you can see the lens in action.
Panasonic has officially launched LUMIX GX9, a new mirrorless micro four-thirds camera. It packs a lot of great features in a compact body and as Panasonic itself writes, it’s aimed at “amateur photographers wanting a professional experience.”
It features a 20.3 MP sensor, shoots 4K video at 30fps, and allows you to save video frames as 4K photos. Many of the features are aimed at capturing the perfect shot, so it seems that this camera would be ideal for street photographers.
Panasonic, today, are also announcing a new Leica 200mm f/2.8 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Panasonic say it offers the “sharpest-ever corner to corner image quality in Lumix history”. They also say that it’s designed with high speed and low weight in mind for handheld shooting.
With the launch of a new superfast 60fps camera, a new lens obviously aimed squarely at sports and wildlife shooters shouldn’t be much of a surprise. It has the equivalent field of view to a 400mm lens on a full frame sensor, with a fast aperture, fast autofocus, image stabilisation and it even comes supplied with a 1.4x teleconverter.