Olympus revealed its lens road map at the press launch of its new OM-D E-M1X Micro Four Thirds camera.
Details are scarce, and there’s no indication of the timeline, but the diagram shows a total of at least 8 new lenses in the pipeline.
The company has already announced that a 150-400mm f/4.5 PRO lens with a built-in 1.25x teleconverter is in development, but there’s also a super telephoto set to come. The 150-400mm has an effective focal length of 300-800mm. However, with the teleconverter in use, that becomes 375-1000mm.
Olympus’s PRO line lenses is also set to gain a wide zoom and standard zoom along with two telephoto zoom lenses and more than one bright prime lens.
Meanwhile, the standard range of M Zuiko optics will gain a new high magnification telephoto zoom lens and the previously mentioned super telephoto lens.
With at least six of the promised lenses being listed for Olympus’s PRO range, it’s clear that Olympus is focusing on high-end optics. This will complement the OM-D E-M1X announced at the same time as the lens roadmap. These lenses are also popular with OM-D E-M1 Mark II users.
The E-M1X has a double-grip design, two processing engines and advanced weatherproofing. It’s aimed at professional photographers and experienced enthusiasts who want a large, durable Micro Four Thirds camera.
We’ll keep you posted with any further details about the new lenses.