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Olympus Introduces Three New 4/3 System Lenses: Zuiko ED 7-14mm, E 14-45mm and E 40-150mm Zoom

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Three new ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses see the big, the small and the wide picture

September 27th, 2004. Olympus has today announced three new lenses to complement their 4/3 system digital SLR cameras, the Olympus E-1 Pro and the Olympus E-300 digital SLR. (also announced today)

The three new lenses are the: Olympus Zuiko ED 7-14 mm F4.0, Zuiko E 14-45 mm F3.5 - F5.6, and the Zuiko E 40 - 150 mm F3.5 - F4.5

The Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f4.0 (equivalent to 14-28mm coverage in 35mm terms) provides ultra-wide-angle performance for professional applications.

The Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm f3.5-5.6 (equivalent to 28-90mm in 35mm terms) covers the wide-angle to mid-telephoto range, whilst the Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f3.5-4.5 (covers 80-300mm in 35mm terms) is ideal for mid- to telephoto requirements.
Both are especially designed to provide more affordable lens options for the new Olympus E-300 digital SLR camera but are also compatible with the entire Olympus E-System.









Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm f4.0
Zoom Lens

Designed for use by pros, the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f4.0 provides photographers with ultra-wide-angle shooting capabilities and delivers amazing results. With a focal length beginning at just 7mm (equivalent to 14mm on a 35mm camera) it offers a 114° angle of view – currently the world’s widest for digital zoom lenses. The minimum working distance (from object to front lens) is just 10cm, allowing exaggerated perspectives.

Main features

  • Ultra-wide-angle performance 7-14mm (14-28mm) f4.0

  • 10cm minimum working distance (distance from object to front lens) for expanded shooting capabilities

  • Large aperture lens combined with world's first double-sided ED glass-moulded aspherical camera lens of greater than 50mm diameter

  • Two Super ED and two ED glass elements for absolute minimum chromatic aberration

  • Multi-coating process to significantly minimise ghosting and flaring

  • Splash and dust proof construction to enhance reliability

Note: Full specifications have not yet been released for this lens.

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm f4.0

Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-45mm f3.5-5.6
Zoom Lens

The Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm f3.5 - 5.6 Lens (equivalent to 28mm - 90mm in 35mm photography) now comes standard with Olympus' newest consumer digital camera, the EVOLT E-300, also announced today. Its 3.2x zoom covers the zoom range most frequently used in everyday photography, and with 12 elements in 10 groups and a weight of just 9.98 oz / 285g (approx.) it makes for a portable versatile zoom lens.

A newly developed 'floating' mechanism is incorporated into the focusing system to ensure exceptionally smooth action across the entire focusing range. Close-ups as near as 15 in/38cm are possible throughout the zoom range. The lens also incorporates a new multi-coating process, which minimizes ghosting and flaring as well as a reliable metal lens mount.

Main features

  • Small and lightweight 3.2x zoom performance with focal range of 14-45mm (28-90mm) f3.5-5.6

  • High refractive index glass and two aspherical lens elements to reduce spherical and chromatic aberration as well as distortion

  • Multi-coating process to minimise ghosting and flaring over a wide range of wavelengths

  • Robust metal lens-mount for reliable use with all camera bodies adhering to the FourThirds Standard

Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm f3.5 - 5.6

Specifications Olympus Zuiko E 14-45mm f/3.5-f/5.6 lens
Focal Length: 14-45mm
(28mm – 90mm 35mm equivalent)
Lens Construction: 12 Elements in 10 Groups including 2 Aspherical Lens Elements
Angle of View: 75 to 27 Degree
Closest Focusing Distance: 0.38m
Maximum Image Magnification: 0.16x
Maximum Aperture: f3.5 Wide – f5.6 Telephoto
Minimum Aperture: f22
Number of Blades: 7
Filter Size: 58mm

2.8 D x 3.41 L
(71 x 86.5mm)

Weight: 9.98 oz (285g)
Compatibility: Teleconverter EC-14: Yes **Manual focus use only

Extension Tube EX-25: Closest Focusing Distance 6 in/153mm
Extended Maximum Image Magnification 1.14x
Minimum Field Size 15 x 11mm

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Olympus ZUIKO DIGITAL 40-150mm f3.5-4.5
Zoom Lens

Covering a focal range of 40-150mm (equivalent to 80-300mm on a 35mm camera), this 3.8x zoom lens offers versatile mid- to telephoto functionality at an attractive price.

Main features

  • Small and lightweight 3.8x zoom capability with focal range of
    40-150mm (80-300mm in 35mm terms)

  • f3.5-4.5 lens enabling telephoto effects such as shallow depth of field

  • Multi-coated optics to minimise ghosting and flaring

  • Durable metal lens-mount

ZUIKO DIGITAL 40-150mm f3.5-4.5

Specifications Olympus Zuiko E 40-150mm f/3.5-f/4.5 lens
Focal Length: 40-150mm
(80mm–300mm 35mm equivalent)
Lens Construction: 13 Elements in 10 Groups
Angle of View: 30 to 8.2 Degree
Closest Focusing Distance: 1.5m
Maximum Image Magnification: 0.12x
Maximum Aperture: f3.5 Wide – f4.5 Telephoto
Minimum Aperture: f22
Number of Blades: 7
Filter Size: 58mm

3 x 4.21 L
(77 x 107mm)

Weight: 15.75 oz (450g)
Compatibility: Teleconverter EC-14: Yes **Manual Focus use only

Extension Tube EX-25: Closest Focusing Distance 8.2in/208mm
Extended Maximum Image Magnification 0.62x
Minimum Field Size 29 x 22mm

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