Olympus Debuts M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds Lens for...

Olympus Debuts M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 Micro Four Thirds Lens for Portraits

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Center Valley, PA—Olympus added to its Micro Four Thirds family of lenses with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 High-Grade portrait lens (150mm equivalent), a single-focal-length telephoto lens optimized for studio, stage, indoor sports and portrait photography.

With a length of 2.7 inches, the lens is offered to maximize the performance and portability of the Olympus Pen and OM-D compact system cameras. Encased in a compact metal body, the lens has a nine-blade circular aperture unit engineered to deliver defocused backgrounds, while the optical design keeps the subject in focus.

Its optical design incorporates 10 lens elements in nine groups that make extensive use of special glass materials, including three ED (extra-low dispersion) elements to correct aberrations. Olympus’s exclusive ZERO (Zuiko extra-low reflection optical) lens coatings are applied to the elements to reduce reflectance to a level the company says is half that of conventional coatings. It also features a textured metallic outer finish, a large 50mm diameter glass front lens, and a precision-touch metallic focus ring that provides manual focusing.

Olympus says the new lens is “ideal for capturing brilliant still images and high-definition (HD) videos,” employing the company’s MSC (movie & still compatible) autofocusing mechanism with an inner focus system to drive the single-focal-length lens.

The optional LH-61F lens hood and the LC-61 lens cap metallic lens accessories are designed for the new lens; the hood attaches with an outer friction knob system that allows attachment or removal even when the lens cap is attached.

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8 High-Grade portrait lens will be available in summer 2012 for $899.99. olympusamerica.com

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