Olympus ED 25mm f2.8 Zuiko Digital Pancake Lens
March 5, 2008
Together with Olympus E-420 World Smallest and Lightest DSLR, Olympus announced the ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm f2.8 thin, lightweight single-focus standard pancake-type lens fully compliant with the Four Thirds System standard for digital SLR cameras and scheduled for release in the middle of April, 2008.
ZUIKO DIGITAL is a series of interchangeable lenses designed especially for use with digital SLR cameras. Featuring compliance with the Four Thirds System standard, these dedicated lenses maximize the potential of the high-performance image sensors used in digital SLRs.
The newly developed ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm f2.8 is a thin, lightweight single-focus standard pancake-type lens with a focal distance equivalent to 50 mm on a 35 mm camera lens. It offers both excellent portability thanks to the compact and lightweight advantages of the Four Thirds System and very sharp, clear imaging performance.
The lens has an overall length of 23.5 mm. When combined with the already released E-410 or the upcoming E-420 digital SLR camera, the total length including the camera body and lens is only 76.5 mm. The result is an easy-to-store, easy-to-carry camera system with go-anywhere portability. And when the lens with E-420 is used, “AF Live View” function, which makes Live View shooting easier and more convenient than ever, is available.
With a focal distance equivalent to 50 mm on a 35 mm film camera lens, this standard pancake-type lens provides an image angle very close to that of the naked eye. The result is a near-natural visual field that makes this an ideal standard lens for daily use, whether for simple snapshots or for more sophisticated portrait and landscape shooting.
ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm f2.8: 47,500 yen(49,875 yen incl. tax), available Mid-April, 2008
Screw-on aluminium lens hood LH-43 4,500: yen(4,725 yen incl. tax), availabel Mid-April, 2008
Below are photos taken during the Olympus E3 launch in Japan.
Outdoor portrait using Olympus E3.
Portraits taken by Kazuhisa Nishikawa. Lens used was Olympus’ new ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 SWD
This article will showcase only portraits images taken by the E3, samples images of still life and landscape will be updated in another article soon. If you would like share your sample images taken with Olympus E3, feel free to send it to me by contacting me.
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Prices of the Olympus E3 are at the following:
E3 Body only USD1699
E3 and 14-54 F2.8-4 USD1999
E3 and 12-60 F2.8-4 SWD ~UDS2700