According to the latest update to the M.Zuiko lens roadmap from Olympus, there are four lenses on the horizon for 2020, including the highly anticipated 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x (pictured below) which received an earlier development announcement.

The 150-400mm lens features a built-in 1.25x teleconverter and covers a focal length range of 300-1000mm (35mm equivalent). With the MC-20 2.0x extender, this makes handheld super telephoto shooting theoretically possible at 2000mm (35mm equivalent).

Upcoming lenses

  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 150- 400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO
  • ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO
  • ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS
  • “An additional PRO telephoto zoom lens of an unspecified focal length”

As you can see from the roadmap, aside from what Olympus has mentioned there are also slots for a Wide Zoom PRO lens, a Bright Prime PRO lens and another Telephoto Zoom PRO lens. Given that the previous lenses in the list above were called out specifically for a 2020 release, I’d imagine that these other vague mentions are lenses that are earmarked for 2021 and beyond.

You can find lens roadmaps from the other camera manufacturers here.

The upcoming Olympus 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x

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