If you’re shooting dangerous wildlife, or want to see small animals up close, a hand-named zoom lens is essential. If you’re the photographer looking for such a lens, Olympus’ latest compact, lightweight M.Zuiko Digital ED ultra-far zoom lens is a great choice.
The “compact, lightweight” here is relatively. Compared to other zoom lenses on the market, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f5.0-6.3 IS lens weighs 1.12Kg and is 205.7mm in length. The lens features 4 ED lenses, 2 Super HR (High Refractive Index) lenses and 2 HR lenses that are closed for safe shooting in any environment.
M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f5.0-6.3 IS lens equivalent focal length of 200-800mm, if combined with M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20, can increase the equivalent focal length to 1600mm. If you like a photographer who zooms in on small things, this lens has a close-range focus distance of just 1.3 meters, with a magnification of 0.57 times, making it the ideal companion for far-range photography.
In addition to its robust telephoto capabilities, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f5.0-6.3 IS lens is also touted as having an ultra-strong autofocus function, thanks to its rear focus system. Four switches are available for hand-held shooting, one of which can select AF operation. There is also an in-lens image-stabilized switch that is also designed for hand-held telephoto shooting.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f5.0-6.3 IS lens will be available on September 8 for $1,499.99. Although it’s expensive, it’s definitely worth it.