Olympus Announces Two Micro-Zuiko Lenses and Flash; Nearly Makes My Wish Come True
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.dcresource.com/news/newsitem.php?id=4331' target='_blank'>http://www.dcresource.com/news/news...tem.php?id=4331</a><br /><br /></div><p><img height="429" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1309431898.usr15670.jpg" width="428" /></p><p>Olympus also announced two new Micro Four Thirds lenses: The Micro Zuiko 12mm f/2.0 and the Micro Zuiko 45mm f/1.8. I have been wanting to use my own Micro Four Thirds system as a three lens camera, with the three lenses being an ultra-wide, a normal, and a short telephoto. The two lenses almost come close. I say almost, because what I really wanted was something along the lines of a 10mm f/2.8. Still, this is a f/2.0, so it will help with the slightly noisier Micro Four Thirds sensors. Also, the 12mm f/2.0 has something few Micro Four Thirds lenses have: A focusing scale to use hyperfocusing techniques with! The 12mm f/2.0 is shipping now for about US$800 (ouch), and the 45mm f/1.8 will ship in September for about US$400.</p><p>Also introduced is a slim compact flash, the FL-300R, which can pivot up and down for various situations. With a guide number of just 19 metres at ISO 100 however, I think bouncing its output is a bad idea. The flash is available now for about US$170. Photos of the 45mm f/1.8 and the flash at the news link.</p>
Baka. Soku. Zan. - The justice behind the dysORDer.