Well, the leaks said they were coming soon, and they were right. Today, Olympus expanded its ever growing PRO lens lineup with two new offerings, as well as announced the leaked Titanium OM-D E-M5 II.
The first of the lenses is a new 7-14mm F/2.8, a wide angle lens that features weather sealing, an ultra close 3 inch minimum focusing distance, and a custom function button that can be assigned to one of 27 custom functions. And it is also incredibly light, weighing in at just under 19 ounces.
The Olympus 7-14mm F/2.8 will retail for $1,299 and is now available for pre-order over on B&H.
The other lens announcement is an impressive 8mm F/1.8 ultra-wide angle prime lens, which gives M 4/3 users the same FOV as a 16mm lens on a traditional FF DSLR. The new 8mm PRO lens is also weather sealed, and a very close minimum focusing distance of just under 1 inch.
The Olympus 8mm f/1.8 will retail for $999 and is now available for pre-order over on B&H.
As mentioned above, in addition to the two new PRO lenses, Olympus has officially announced the Titanium OM-D E-M5 II. Also, as expected, the new limited edition body style does not include any new functionality over the normal E-M5 II models.
That said, you do get a leather strap, and leather memory card case, as well as a number card that you can use to authenticate your limited edition camera body.
All three of today’s Olympus announcements are expected to begin shipping in June. So get those pre-orders in now so you can be one of the first to receive these exciting new products from Olympus.