Olympus launches M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO and 17mm F1.2 PRO lens


wonglp

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Olympus Singapore is pleased to announce the launch of the new additions to the F1.2 series lineup - M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm F1.2 PRO & M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO. The F1.2 series lineup delivers the most beautiful bokeh and outstanding resolution.




ClubSNAP had been provided a set of mZD 45mm F1.2 PRO for review, while the 17mm F1.2 PRO isn't available yet.
These compact, lightweight, high-performance professional F1.2 lens features a dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (-10°) construction along with fast and high precision AF. It conforms to the Micro Four Thirds System standard and provides amazing mobility. When combined with the OM-D E-M1 Mark II, the 121 point all- cross type On-ship Phase Detection sensor provides wide-range, high precision coverage of subjects. Featuring newly developed ED-DSA lens in the 17mm F1.2 PRO, which Olympus is the first to manufacturer to mass produce.
The F1.2 Lens lineup also boasts excellent close-up shooting properties, making it possible to shoot at a closest focusing distance of 20cm and a maximum image magnification of 0.15x (35mm equivalent: 0.3x) for the 17mm F1.2 PRO, while the 45mm F1.2 lens has a closest focusing distance of 50cm and a maximum magnification of 0.1x (35mm equivalent: 0.2x).
These two lenses were developed on the same design philosophy as the currently available M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO. The design philosophy consists of delivering a new level of dimensionality achieved by both beautiful feathered bokeh at maximum aperture of F1.2 and outstanding resolution.
Optical breakthroughs from Olympus’ optical R&D focused on not only the size but also the aesthetics of the bokeh, making main subjects, such as people, stand out in a truly magnificent way. Newly developed ED-DSA lens is included on the M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO, which possesses the characteristics of both ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens and DSA lens, of which Olympus was the first manufacturer to successfully mass produce.
The new lenses complete a series where characteristics of the feathered bokeh are shared across the three lenses, this benefits not only still photographers but also videographers. Thus resulting in a series that allows for consistency of feathered bokeh across differing focal lengths. Additionally, location and physical size of focusing rings are similar across the range allowing for easier setups of complex manual focusing mechanisms suited to videography when the manual focusing clutch is engaged



 

Fable

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When will the 17 f1.2 fast prime reach Singapore?
Jan 2018...?