Olympus is proud to announce the new M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom for Micro Four-Thirds at Photokina 2014, their first big boy zoom lens for their teeny sensors and “Honey I Shrunk The Camera!” bodies.
The new Olympus M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom has all of the big boy zoom lens features–metal construction, constant aperture, weather resistance, internal zoom, massive front element, a fancy switch on the side, and it’s own tripod foot. The only thing missing is a white body, which can easily be fixed with a can of Krylon. Having the letters PRO in all-caps certainly helps sideline cred.
We asked a random stranger for their thoughts on the new M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom. He said, “I can’t wait to take this thing outside and swing it around. And yes, that is a literary allusion to my penis.”
[Note to NCN staff: Cancel the “Ask a Random Stranger” column IMMEDIATELY!]
Not to be outdone, the Fujifilm has a 140-400mm weather sealed mockup zoom for their APS-C cameras in their booth. Upon further inspection, the mockup appears to be made of macaronis painted black and plastic wrap. Fujifilm assured us that the production lens will use stouter materials.
The Olympus M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO zoom comes with a lens hood that will grow if you pull on it. Olympus is also teasing an even larger M. Zuiko 300mm f/2.8 PRO telephoto lens, “In due time, if you’re good. Much sooner if you’ve been a bad boy.”