Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5-6.3 IS is a newly announced lens from Olympus. If you’re looking for a super-zoom lens for, say, wildlife or sports, looks like this one could be the right choice. Since it’s compatible with Olympus’ 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, you can get up to 1600mm equivalent focal length with this lens.
The Olympus 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS lens was added to the Olympus lens roadmap in November 2019, and in April of this year, an official release announcement was rumoured. It was rumoured again in July not long after it was announced that Olympus is selling up to JIP. While there still doesn’t seem to have been an official announcement, it seems like it’s well on its way.
Now, photos of the new lens have leaked, courtesy of 43Rumors, including at least one showing it in use in the wild. Several others are promotional images, and there’s also one image showing some specifications.
While the Olympus name is maybe going away, it’s not gone yet and it’s been said that they still have another camera and lens to release this year. Now it looks like we know what they both are, how much they’ll cost and when they’re expected to be released.
Both of them are expected to be announced this year and to start shipping a couple of months from now. The camera will be the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV, following up to 2017’s OM-D E-M10 Mark III, while the lens will be the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS, for which there was a development announcement last November.