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Olympus launches three new Zuiko FourThirds lenses

Olympus announces three interchangeable lenses that comply with the FourThirds System Standard: the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD, the ED 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD, and the ED 14-35mm f2.0 SWD. All lenses incorporate Olympus' newly developed SWD (Supersonic Wave Drive), these lenses offer quiet, ultra-fast autofocusing. In combination with the just-announced E-3 digital SLR camera, these lenses will allow users to take advantage of the world's fastest autofocusing speed...

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View all Olympus interchangeable lensesOlympus bolsters E-System with new ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses featuring the Supersonic Wave Drive AF system  

To accompany the release of the E-3 professional D-SLR, Olympus is expanding its range of ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses, which are compatible with all Four Thirds System-based camera bodies. Among the new lenses are the astounding ZUIKO DIGITAL SWD (Supersonic Wave Drive) models which boast the world's fastest autofocus speeds* and represent a new benchmark for professional versatility and performance.

With its range of ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses, Olympus has the widest line-up of fully digital lenses available today. Each lens is specifically made to meet the unique demands of digital image capture and features near telecentric construction to ensure highest-quality results. Thanks to compliance with the Four Thirds Standard, ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses are also considerably lighter and more compact than their conventionally designed counterparts.

Now, with the introduction of four new lenses, Olympus continues to offer more for demanding photographers. Each incorporates at least one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens element to effectively reduce chromatic aberration across the entire image area and return optimal results.

In addition to the new powerful and extremely compact ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6 lens (equivalent to 140-600mm), the line-up will also be enriched by three lenses incorporating the newly-developed Supersonic Wave Drive (SWD) autofocusing system. On top of extreme precision and control, the SWD enables unparalleled autofocusing speeds when used in combination with the E-3 professional D-SLR. Ensuring great flexibility, the SWD lenses are splashproof, incredibly bright, and cover a combined focal length range spanning 12-200mm (equiv. to 24-400mm). And extending the magnification of lenses even further, a 2.0x teleconverter will also join the ZUIKO DIGITAL ranks.

Additional information: View all Olympus interchangeable lenses
October 17, 2007
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