OM Digital Solutions launches two OM SyStem M.Zuiko weather sealing lenses; Here’s what you need to know!


OM Digital Solutions launches a new camera, the Olympus OM-1, and two new waterproof lenses: the OM System M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro II and the OM System M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/ 4 Pro.

A nod to the past, the new OM-System OM-1 retains the Olympus name. However, it is also reported that this will be the latest camera model after JIP announced last year that the Olympus Imaging division would be renamed ‘OM Digital Solutions’.

It’s a subtle and respectful nod to Olympus’ past that fans will appreciate.

For users who are unfamiliar, OM Digital Solutions Corp is a new company created following Olympus’ sale of its imaging division to Japan Industrial Partners last year.

First lens: M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm

According digital camera worldwith a 35mm equivalent field of view of 24-80mm, it features 14 elements in 9 groups (including four aspherical elements), 9 aperture blades, a 62mm filter thread, a minimum focusing distance of 0.2m and an ultra-compact 69.9 x 84mm body lens smaller than a soda can.

Additionally, the lens is interchangeable with the original Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro Trinity lens.

Except for the rating increase, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II hasn’t changed much, although it now offers improved image quality in the same body. compact and light than the original version.

Second lens: M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm

While the standard zoom lens is a fairly well-known feature due to its identical optical formula, the OM System M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/4 Pro is a whole new proposition.

digital camera world said that with the same “fundamental structure” as the Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro lens, this new f/4 version reduces the 160mm frame and 760g of its big brother to a small 99.4mm (124mm in use, not retracted) and 382g frame – users can compare old and new lenses in the gallery above. This equates to an 80-300mm equivalent lens that users can carry around in their pockets.

Both lenses are IP53 rated. IP53 indicates that the device is protected against a limited amount of dust ingress.

Both lenses are weatherproof to the same degree as the camera body, with an IP53 rating and freeze resistance down to 14°F. Additionally, they will feature a fluorine coating on the front-most lens, which repels water, oil and dust and simplifies cleaning.

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Olympus OM-1

Ephotozin said the Olympus M1 has the compact benefits of the Micro Four Thirds format while being a full-frame camera. Noise levels, durability, ISO range and the inclusion of some special features such as in-camera focus stacking are the highlights of the new camera.

According PopPhoto, the OM System OM-1 is a Micro Four Thirds camera based on a back-illuminated stacked Live MOS sensor (BSI) with a resolution of 20 megapixels. Moreover, it is equipped with the latest TruePic X image processor, which is said to be three times faster than previous camera models.

Here are some features of the OM System OM-1:

  • ISO 25600 is the maximum native ISO.

  • 5-axis sensor-based image stabilization offers seven stops of stability (up to 8 stops with some lenses)

  • Continuous shooting at 120 fps with AF locked, 50 fps without focus points

  • 1,053 cross-type AF points on the sensor

  • Improvements to subject detection (now with dog and cat detection)

  • EVF with a resolution of 5.76 million dots and a refresh rate of 120 frames per second

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