Saturday, December 17, 2011

New Olympus Lens Alert!

Olympus recently unveiled the M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ Power Zoom. Wow, that's a long name. It's, well, not too bright -- especially if you're used to the lovely prime lenses for the micro four thirds system. Yes, this is a zoom lens that covers most focal lengths you need, but F3.5-6.3 isn't that far from the kit lens. I'm a little underwhelmed, but we have yet to see what image quality is like. And there is a positive side.

The good news is that the lens has Power Zoom (if you're into that). It can also shoot macro photos (I could get into that). And perhaps best of all, it's weather-sealed. They really should make more weather-sealed lenses.

Speaking of weather-sealed, this really makes me wonder. Why make a weather-sealed lens when there are no weather-sealed micro four thirds bodies? Could one be in the works? Could this lens be the kit lens of the rumored Pro Micro Four Thirds camera? Pure conjecture, mind you. But interesting…

Asking price is $499.99. Oh noes!

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