Olympus has announced the addition of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 zoom lens to its Micro Four Thirds lens series. Similar to the 75-300mm lens announced today, the lens promises fast and quieter focusing optimized for video shooting. It will come supplied along with the 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 in the Pen Double Zoom Kit. The lens will be available in black and silver for €329 from end of October 2010.

Press Release:

Olympus introduces mid-range telephoto lens for PEN:
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6

Hamburg, 14 September 2010 – Just weeks after celebrating a prestigious award for one M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED lens, Olympus has added another outstanding model to the Micro Four Thirds system for PEN cameras. The new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 short to mid-range telephoto lens features the silent autofocus technology that makes M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED lenses ideal for recording HD movies – a favourite feature with PEN users. The new lens will be available in black and silver for €329 from end of October 2010.

The new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm is not only near-silent, it is also light, compact and extremely fast to focus – perfect for shooting portraits or other subjects in the middle distance. Its trademark Micro Four Thirds portability and superb optical performance are ideal for capturing spontaneous, high-quality still photos or movies. Olympus’ near-silent focusing technology ensures the new lens can record HD movies with excellent sound, eliminating the whir that can otherwise ruin movie playback.

The mid-range telephoto lens complements the 3x wide angle zoom lens (M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6) and comes supplied with the standard PEN kit. Both lenses will be available in the PEN Double Zoom Kit.

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm specifications

Focal length 40-150mm
35mm equivalent focal length 80-300mm
Diagonal angle of view 30°- 8.2°
Maximum aperture F4.0-5.6
Minimum aperture F22
Lens Construction • 13 elements / 10 groups
• 1 ED element
Number of diaphragm blades 7, rounded
Minimum focus 0.9m
Maximum magnification 0.16x
AF system High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
Filter thread 58mm
Weight 190g
Dimensions 63.5mm diameter x 83mm length
Lens Mount Four Thirds

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