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Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm lens
Dennis Hissink : November 13th 2006 - 17:10 CET
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OlympusOlympus Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm lens : Olympus Imaging Corporation announces the introduction of the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 40–150mm F4.0–5.6, a new Designed-for-Digital telephoto zoom lens for FourThirds System DSLR cameras. The new lens is scheduled to go on sale in Japan on November 23, 2006. Zuiko Digital interchangeable lenses are specifically designed to maximize the performance potential of the image sensors in FourThirds System digital SLR cameras. The newly announced Olympus Digital ED 40-150mm is a lightweight, ultra-compact telephoto zoom lens that offers outstanding value. A non-rotating mount ensures that filters do not rotate when the lens is focused, making it much easier to shoot when using polarizing filters.
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm lensOlympus Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm
“Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0–5.6” is the lightest (220g) and smallest lens in its class*, and boasts the shortest minimum shooting distance (0.9m). Its wide zoom range is equivalent to 80–300mm on a 35mm camera, and its “Four-Thirds System” design assures outstanding portability that makes interchangeable lens photography easier. An inner focusing system assures that lens length remains constant, and provides close focusing from 90cm at any focal length.

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED lens - Light weight and Ultra compact design
The Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 uses ED (Extra-low Dispersion) and high-performance glass elements and an optimized zoom range to ensure outstanding performance and portability. Packing the equivalent of 300mm telephoto power in a barrel only 72mm long, and weighing just 220g, it makes it easy to enjoy true telephoto shooting in the field. The lens’s 3.8x zoom covers a wide range of focal lengths, and offers performance equivalent to 80-300mm on a 35mm camera.

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm features
• Focal length: 40-150mm (35mm Equivalent: 80-300mm)
• Lens construction: 12 Elements in 9 Groups, including 1 ED Lens
• Focusing system: Internal Focusing System
• Angle of view: 30.0-8.2 Degree
• Closest focusing distance: 0.90m~infinity
• Maximum image magnification: 0.14x (35mm Equivalent: 0.28x)
• Minimum field size: 124 x 93 mm
• Maximum aperture: F4.0(40mm) - F5.6(150mm)
• Minimum aperture: F22.0
• Filter Size: 58 mm
• Dimension diameter: 65.5 mm
• Dimension total length: 72.0mm
• Weight: 220g

Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm - Imaging characteristics
ED and high refractive index glass elements are used to minimize chromatic aberration, coma flare, and image curvature. Sharp, high-contrast imaging is achieved at the outer periphery of the lens at all focal lengths. Advanced technologies for high image quality include multi-coating to reduce ghosting and flaring in backlight, and the use of a circular iris to achieve smooth, soft, background defocusing.

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