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Olympus E-System "ZUIKO DIGITAL" Lenses: 35mm Macro & 18-180mm


View all Olympus interchangeable lensesOlympus Imaging Corporation (President: Masaharu Okubo) is pleased to announce the introduction of 2 new lenses for use with “Designed-for-Digital” SLR cameras. The new lenses are “ZUIKO DIGITAL 35mm F3.5 Macro” lens, which is scheduled to go on sale in November 2005, and “ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18-180mm F3.5-6.3” lens, which is scheduled to go on sale in Spring time 2006.

“ZUIKO DIGITAL” lenses are interchangeable lenses that maximize the performance potential of the image sensor in “Designed-for-Digital” Olympus E-System digital SLR cameras based on the “Four-Thirds System”. The 2 newly announced lenses are compact, lightweight, and offer excellent cost performance.

“ZUIKO DIGITAL 35mm (*170mm) F3.5 Macro” is the world's lightest*2 macro lens weighing only 165g that allows life-size macro shooting (equivalent to 2x magnification on a 35mm camera) without any attachments. It enables users to easily take handheld macro photos of flowers, insects, and other subjects they encounter in daily life.

Having already released the fast-aperture, medium-telephoto “ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 50mm F2.0 Macro” lens, and with a telephoto macro lens scheduled for release in 2006, as well as a wide range of accessories to support macro shooting, Olympus plans to continue to expand its “Digital Macro World” offerings.

“ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 18-180mm (*136-360mm) F3.5-6.3” lens is a lightweight, high-power zoom lens weighing only 440g that offers a zoom range suitable for a wide range of commonly encountered shooting situations. It boasts excellent close-up capabilities, and has a minimum shooting distance of only 45cm at any zoom setting. Offering a wide zoom range and high mobility, it is ideal for users who want to keep their kit to a minimum by taking only one lens with them when they go out.

*1  Figures indicate equivalent focal lengths on a 35mm camera
*2  As interchangeable lens for a SLR camera (as of September 27th, 2005)

Additional information: View all Olympus interchangeable lenses
September 27, 2005
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