It’s their first Micro Four Thirds lens branded with “OM System” and it is a 20mm (40mm equiv.) f/1.4 prime lens ideal for street photography. The lens is rated IPX1 equivalent splashproof, is dustproof, and freezeproof down to -10°C (14 °F), and a Fluorine coating on the front-most lens allows for water droplets to roll off and for dirt to be cleaned off easily.
Introducing the Compact, Lightweight, High-Resolution, Single-Focal-Length M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO Lens
Bethlehem, PA, November 4, 2021 – OM Digital Solutions Americas, Inc. is pleased to announce the M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO (35mm equivalent: 40mm) lens. This Micro Four Thirds System standard compliant lens delivers both beautiful feathered bokeh and the outstanding resolution and performance the M.Zuiko PRO series is known for. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO lens will be available from the end of December 2021. This compact, lightweight, and high-performance single-focal-length lens utilizes the natural perspective of the 40mm equivalent* angle of view for a versatile shooting experience, from landscapes to portraits and snapshots. This lens is the first product to feature the recently announced “OM SYSTEM” brand logo.
Compact, lightweight PRO lens featuring beautiful feathered bokeh
Outstanding resolution unique to M.Zuiko PRO lenses: The M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO lens features an 11-element, 10-group lens configuration consisting of Super ED, ED, Super HR, and aspherical lenses arranged to provide sharp imaging from the center to the farthest corners of the frame. This high-resolution lens makes the most out of camera performance, producing high image quality when using such functions as High Res Shot mode. ZERO coating is used to reduce lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
Feathered bokeh: Using the knowhow gained in the development of the M.Zuiko PRO F1.2 series, feathered bokeh transitions the in-focus to the out-of-focus area of the images, creating smoother background bokeh, thus allowing the subject in focus to stand out beautifully. To accomplish this, an aberration measurement instrument is used to calculate defocusing at the aberration level, allowing the lens to create a beautiful, softly blurring bokeh effect while maintaining high resolution.
Compact, lightweight design with a maximum aperture of F1.4: The M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO lens remains compact and lightweight at just 247 grams with a bright maximum aperture of F1.4. When paired with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III, the system is compact and lightweight at approximately 661 grams**, for mobility that enables nimble shooting.
Comfortable and stress-free shooting in a variety of circumstances
Highly reliable dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof construction (to 14 °F): Sealed throughout, this lens offers industry leading IPX1 equivalent splashproof performance. It also features a dustproof and freezeproof construction to 14 °F, and pairing it with a dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof camera body makes it possible to continue shooting in punishing environments, such as rain and snow, with peace of mind. Fluorine coating on the front-most lens allows for water droplets to roll off and for dirt to be cleaned off easily.
High-speed, high-precision Autofocus: Superb optical design and lens processing technologies are used to design a lighter focusing lens, enabling faster, more accurate autofocus, allowing users to enjoy stress-free, high-speed, high-precision AF shooting.
A variety of expression for any genre
Close-up shooting to make the most of feathered bokeh: The M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO lens is designed for amazing close-up shooting performance with a closest focusing distance of 25 cm and a maximum image magnification of 0.22x*.
An angle of view that balances natural perspective with bokeh effects: The 40mm equivalent angle of view is slightly wider than that of standard lenses, providing a natural sense of perspective and beautiful, feathered bokeh effects. This unique angle of view is perfect for landscapes, portraits, and snapshots.
Availability & pricing
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO lens will be available from end of December 2021 at an MSRP of $799.99 (US) / $999.99 (CAD).
Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the Olympus website at https://getolympus.com/us/en/lenses/m-zuiko-20mm-f1-4-pro.html for specifications and more information.
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