The first photos of three new Olympus lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras have been leaked on the web ahead of their official announcement.
The following period is rumored to be full of digital imaging announcements as the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014 is getting closer and closer.
Fujifilm is working on a new camera, the weathersealed X-T1, which will be announced on January 28, while Sony and Canon are both believed to launch novel products soon.
Another Japanese manufacturer that is preparing to unleash new goodies on the market is Olympus, which has totally missed the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 opportunity.
Three new Olympus lenses rumored to be announced in the coming weeks
This does not mean that the company has abandoned its users, it simply means that its plans have not coincided with the CES 2014 event. Either way, the rumor mill says that three new Olympus lenses will become official in the following weeks.
At first there was only one, but then they had multiplied to two, while eventually reaching the magical number of three, so this is a good time to be an Olympus photographer.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ lens to feature pancake design
The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ lens will replace the current version with a smaller and more attractive design. It is a pancake lens that will look very good on your Micro Four Thirds camera.
An auto-closing lens cap has been rumored to be included in the package. However, it seems like this cap will not be built into the optic, instead users will have to purchase it separately in black or silver colors, just like the 14-42mm pancake zoom.
The lens will feature a 37mm filter thread and will provide a 35mm equivalent of 28-84mm. Its price is said to revolve around $300, while the current version is available for $141.29 at Amazon.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 lens ready to take on the Leica 25mm f/1.8
The second model is the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 lens. It is not such a small lens, but you will have to admit that it provides quite a bright aperture, although not as fast as the Leica 25mm f/1.4 for MFTs.
The 35mm equivalent will stand at 50mm, therefore it will be great for portrait photography. Its filter thread will measure 46mm and it will also be released in silver and black colors for around $300.
Olympus launching 9mm f/8 fisheye optic to act as a lens cap
Last but not least comes an 9mm f/8 fisheye lens. It will be capable of focusing on subjects located at a minimum distance of 20 centimeters.
Its main purpose is not exactly to be a lens, as it will act as a lens cap. However, photographers have begun to enjoy these types of products in recent times.
All these optics will be unveiled alongside the OM-D E-M10, which consists of a low-end Olympus mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.