Olympus 12-40mm pro lens
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Olympus looking to complete in the PRO market with New M.ZUIKO PRO Lenses

With the announcement of their new OMD E-M1 Micro Four Thirds camera, Olympus also announced two new M.ZUIKO PRO category lenses.

Olympus 12-40mm / f2.8 M.Zuiko PRO Lens
Olympus ED 40-150mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko PRO

Olympus 12-40mm
Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Lens

The Olympus 12-40mm / f2.8 M.Zuiko PRO Lens is priced at $999.  The lens will ship in December and is available for pre-order now.  The 40-150mm f/2.8 M.Zuiko PRO will be available in 2014.

This two lenses are micro four thirds versions of the popular full frame 24-70mm f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8 Pro caliber lenses.  Combined with the release of the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera, it looks like Olympus is trying to make inroads in the Pro photography market with many pro and amateur photographers experimenting with smaller mirrorless cameras.

Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 pro lens
Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 pro lens

The lenses are pricey in comparison to other micro four thirds lenses but reasonable when compared to their Canon and Nikon counterparts.

Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8 II USM – $2,299
Nikon 24-70mm f/28G ED AF-S – $1,818

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II – $2,499
Nikon 70-200 f/2.8G ED VR II – $2,399

If the new Olympus PRO lenses perform anywhere near their full frame counterparts, they will be quite a deal for micro four thirds shooters.

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