One of the biggest downsides to switching from a DSLR system to a Mirrorless system currently, is the lack of a full and robust lens lineup for the majority of mirrorless systems. While DSLR manufacturers are busy updating their old lenses, mirrorless systems don’t have some focal lengths covered at all for Pros, which can be a problem.
Olympus is on their way to rectifying that for their micro four thirds system, with the soon to be announced/released 40-150mm F/2.8, which is an 80-300 equivalent on 35mm. The pro telephoto lens will round out a good system for Olympus giving them one of the most complete professional lens systems available for a mirrorless system.
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According to the latest, the new lens will run for between $1200 and $1300 in the US, which is great news if you ask me. It’s expensive enough that you don’t wonder about the build, yet inexpensive enough to be affordable for those who want one. This could be a big seller for the wedding and sports shooters on the Olympus system.
What are your thoughts on the price for this 80-300mm equivalent lens? Is it too low, too high, or just right? Leave a comment below!