Saturday, February 18, 2012

New Olympus lenses

What is this? Some kind of addiction? It seems like every announcement camera companies make nowadays has me planning on how to embezzle money from my son's college fund. Along with the announcement of the Olympus E-M5 came the official announcement of two new lenses, a 75mm f/1.8 Portrait lens, and a 60mm f/2.8 Macro.

The 75mm f/1.8 portrait lens (the silver one above) is interesting due to the 2x crop factor of Micro Four Thirds cameras. We're talking about a 150mm focal length equivalent with a super bright f/1.8 aperture. Crazy stuff. Great for peeping toms, but not quite long enough for bird watchers.

I'm more interested in a macro lens though. (Plus this lens is weatherproof like the E-M5.) I'll admit I'm a little confused with the strange 60mm focal length though. But this could be the high quality macro lens I'm looking for. We'll know when the image samples hit the Interwebs. No prices yet. I hope they're cheap.

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