Olympus is pleased to introduce the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400 mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO, a super telephoto zoom lens. Equipped with a built-in 1.25x teleconverter, this lens covers a focal length of 300-1000 mm equivalent, and measures 1.86 kg in weight and 314.96 mm in length.
The lens construction consists of 28 elements in 18 groups, including a large-diameter EDA lens and four Super ED lenses, reducing flares and colour bleeding across the entire zoom range. Olympus’ renowned Z Coating Nano technology is employed to suppress reflective light and provide sharp, clear image quality, even in difficult shooting environments. The lens body features a built-in 1.25x teleconverter, maintaining high optical performance while enabling up to 1000 mm equivalent handheld super telephoto shooting, simply by flipping down the teleconverter. Additionally, the lens is compatible with optional M.Zuiko Digital MC-14 1.4x and MC-20 2x teleconverters. When paired with the MC-20, this lens is capable of up to 2000 mm equivalent super telephoto shooting. It features a focussing distance of 1.3 m across the entire zoom range and close-up shooting performance with a maximum image magnification of 0.57×1, which increases to 0.71×1 when using the built-in teleconverter.
The lens barrel is designed using magnesium alloy and the lens hood sports a lightweight carbon fibre. The heat-resistant coating of this lens reflects the infrared rays of sunlight, keeping temperatures inside the lens from rising. The front element of the lens features a fluorine coating to provide a smooth and scratch resistant surface and allows easier cleaning for better maintenance. It supports 5-Axis Sync IS, and at 300 mm equivalent delivers 8 shutter speed steps of image stabilisation, and at 1000 mm equivalent, it delivers up to 6 shutter speed steps of image stabilisation, when using the built-in teleconverter. Other features include rubberised zoom/focussing ring, strap eyelets, rubber lens and cover etc.
The ED 150-400 mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens comes packaged with the LH-115 lens hood, CSS-P121 lens strap, LC-115 lens cap and LSC-1642 lens case. It is available for pre-order at a price of USD 7,499.99 across participating authorised retailers as well as on its official website.