CP+ Roundup: Lenses, Lenses All Around!
The 2014 edition of CP+ introduced an interesting lineup of several new lenses. Let’s take a look:
The ever-expanding lineup of Micro Four Thirds lenses just gets better. Olympus pre-announced two pro lenses at CP+, one of which is the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 Pro, and the other, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 7–14mm f/2.8 Pro. This brings the total number of pro zoom lenses in Olympus’ MFT lineup to four:
1. The 7–14mm f/2.8 (14–28mm equivalent) that will ship in 2015. It is the second ultrawide zoom in the Micro Four Thirds lineup, after the much older Panasonic 7–14mm f/4.
2. The 300mm f/4 (600mm equivalent), which is the first high-end telephoto offering from the system.
3. The already announced 40–150mm f/2.8 lens (80–300mm equivalent). It will start shipping late this year.
4. The currently available 12–40mm f/2.8 lens (24–80mm equivalent), a fantastic lens that has also won the BP Exellence Award for the Best Pro Mirrorless Lens.
Tamron displayed the 16–300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro for APS-C SLRs and the 28–300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD for full frame SLRs at CP+. Both lenses will be available for Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts. The Sony version of both the lenses however will not have image stabilisation. Both lenses will have the Piezo Drive, which the company claims delivers a more precise autofocus action. The lenses will also have Vibration Compensation to reduce blurs.
Sony released the FE 70-200 f/4 OSS for the full frame mirrorless, Sony Alpha 7. The lens is also designed to work on APS-C sensor E-mount cameras too, where it will have the field of view equivalent to 105–300mm. The lens is also dust and moisture resistant.
Two new ‘reference’ lenses were released by Ricoh at CP+. The first is an Ultra wide-angle zoom lens for use with the 645D, and the other is a telephoto macro lens for Q mount digital cameras. Their names and prices have not been announced.
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