The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-600mm F5.0-6.3 IS super telephoto zoom lens (equivalent to 300-1200mm in 35mm format) covering the focal length of 1 will be released in March 2024. Suggested retail price is 550,000 yen including tax. When used in combination with the OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mark II, it supports 5-axis synchronized image stabilization with up to 7 stops, and with the lens alone it provides up to 6 stops for comfortable hand-held bird photography.
Super telephoto shooting up to 1200mm, up to 2400mm when used with a 2x teleconverter
The lens alone is equivalent to 300-1200mm, and is also compatible with the separately sold teleconverters “M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 1.4x Teleconverter MC-14” and “M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 2x Teleconverter MC-20”.
When the teleconverter “MC-20” is installed, it becomes equivalent to 600-2400mm
This enables overwhelming super-telephoto shooting, which greatly contributes to shooting in nature fields where users can target wild birds, animals, insects, etc. that are difficult to get close to.
Being able to take a close-up shot of a subject without having to crop it is effective for creating high-quality works.
In addition, the wide 4x zoom range provides clear and high-resolution images across the entire range, making it extremely useful for creating compositions on the shooting site by adjusting the angle of view.
Image stabilization and dust-proof/splash-proof performance make shooting easier.
Equipped with an image stabilization mechanism inside the lens, enabling “5-axis synchronized image stabilization” that cooperates with the image stabilization inside the camera body provides up to 7 steps of image stabilization, and up to 6 steps with the lens alone.
This makes it possible to perform stable hand-held shooting, even during super-telephoto shooting where camera shake is likely to occur, or long exposure shooting in low-light conditions, allowing users to focus on shooting in nature fields with light footwork without the need for a tripod.
In addition, the design takes into account drip-proof and dust-proof performance equivalent to IPX1, so users can use it with confidence even in the rain or in situations where it is splashed with water.
The front lens has a fluorine coating, so even if it gets dirty with raindrops, dirt, dust, etc., it can be removed with a light wipe, allowing users to resume shooting immediately.
Operability and close-up shooting performance support comfortable shooting
The zoom ring torque can be set to two levels, S (Smooth) and T (Tight), using the “Zoom Torque/Lock Switch” and can be adjusted to suit the shooting scene. To lock, select the L switch. In addition to zoom ring operation, it also supports straight zoom operation for quick zooming. In addition, it is equipped with a “focus limit switch,” “focus selection switch,” “IS switch,” and “L-Fn (lens function) button” to support comfortable shooting.