LEAKED: First images of the new OM Digital 150-600mm and 9-18mm lenses!

And here you have the first images of the two new lenses! These will be announced along the OM-1II on Jan 30.

UPDATE: The new lens is listed at Amazon Canada! And on some of these images I do believe you can see the new OM-1II what do you think?

Product description:

Unlock the secrets of the natural world with the OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-600mm F5.0-6.3 IS Lens. Designed for the nature enthusiast, this lens brings distant wonders into clear view, effortlessly capturing small birds and remote nature subjects with up to 1200mm reach and 0.7x magnification*. Its compact, weather-sealed construction ensures reliable performance in and environment, turning every shot into a vivid exploration of the unseen and the untamed. Embrace the thrill of discovery in every frame.

  • A super telephoto zoom lens, 1200mm* on its own, or 2400mm* max. when used with a teleconverter
  • Enjoy clear depiction and high resolution across the entire zoom range.
  • Sync IS that allows hand-held super telephoto shooting (Correction effects of wide 6.0 / tele 5.0steps on the lens alone, and wide 7.0 / tele 6.0 steps for Sync IS)
  • IPX1 splash & dust proof performance, fluorine-coated for use in harsh environments
  • Lens Construction – 25 elements in 15 groups (4 Super ED lenses, 2 ED lenses, 6 HR lenses, 1 HD lens)

Finally some sign of life from OM Digital: New OM-1II, 9-18mm mark II and 150-600mm lens coming on January 30

After 111 months of silence OM Digital will at last announce three new MFT products on January 30 at 6am London time:

  1. OM-1II
  2. 9-18mm II
  3. 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3

Let’s get into the details of this starting from a disappointment: The OM-1II will use the same OM-1 sensor and processing engine. The real changes will be:

  1. Rebranded as OM SYSTEMS (as you know the OM-1 still has the Olympus name on it).
  2. Double the internal buffer memory
  3. 14bit raw for High resolution mode
  4. human AI recognition
  5. better focusing system

The OM-1II should be priced at 2400 Euro (a bit more than $2,000 in the US).

I got no detail on the 9-18mm II so I guess it’s just a re-branded version of the current 9-18mm lens.

The most exciting news is the announcement of the 150-600mm 5f/.0-6.3:

  • Not a PRO lens
  • But I have been told it has very high image quality
  • 2699 Euro is the price (around $2,500 in the USA)

I actually SAW the lens but I cannot share images yet. If you have images I can share please send me those using the anonymous contact box or by writing me at 43rumors@gmail.com.