Olym­pus adds pair of PRO prime lenses

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TWO NEW Olym­pus prime lenses, the M. Zuiko Dig­i­tal ED 17mm f/1.2 PRO and the M. Zuiko Dig­i­tal ED 45mm f/1.2 PRO, have been added to the ex­ist­ing 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens – bol­ster­ing the f/1.2 PRO se­ries to three. All lenses in the f/1.2 PRO range prom­ise to pro­duce high- qual­ity bokeh along with out­stand­ing res­o­lu­tion and su­per-fast, high­pre­ci­sion aut­o­fo­cus. De­signed to be light­weight and com­pact, the lenses also boast dust-, splash- and freeze-proofing. The 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens of­fers an equiv­a­lent fo­cal length of 34mm, ideal for land­scape, doc­u­men­tary and street pho­tog­ra­phy. It uses as­pher­i­cal lens el­e­ments, in­clud­ing newly de­vel­oped Ex­tra-low Dis­per­sion Dual Su­per As­pher­i­cal (ED- DSA) lenses. These are light­weight and help to min­imise var­i­ous aber­ra­tions that are com­mon in widean­gle lenses, such as dis­tor­tion and colour bleed­ing, as well as chro­matic aber­ra­tion.

Of­fer­ing an equiv­a­lent fo­cal length of 90mm, the 45mm f/1.2 PRO lens is ideal for por­traits. The de­sign of the back focus and re­lay lens sys­tem al­lows for a re­duc­tion in the num­ber of lens el­e­ments re­quired, mak­ing for a com­pact, light­weight lens. Like the 17mm lens, the lens el­e­ments are also de­signed to com­pen­sate for a range of aber­ra­tions.

Both lenses fea­ture the same Z Coat­ing Nano tech­nol­ogy found on the 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens, which helps to pro­vide sharp, clear im­ages free from ghost­ing.

All three lenses in the f/1.2 PRO se­ries fea­ture the same de­sign lay­out. The fo­cus­ing ring is placed at the front of the lens, and a func­tion but­ton is found in the same place on all three. You can switch quickly be­tween man­ual and aut­o­fo­cus by pulling the fo­cus­ing ring to­wards you.

The M. Zuiko Dig­i­tal ED 45mm f/1.2 PRO will be avail­able from De­cem­ber, with a re­tail price of £1,199. The M. Zuiko Dig­i­tal ED 17mm f/1.2 PRO will be avail­able from March 2018, priced £1,299.

Light­weight and com­pact, all three f/1.2 PRO lenses are said to have su­per-fast aut­o­fo­cus

The new op­tics have the same de­sign

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