This is the lens that wildlife, nature and sports photographers have been waiting for. OM SYSTEM's M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO is a high-resolution, super-telephoto zoom lens that offers incredible results and the ultimate user experience. The lens has a 150-400mm range (300-800mm in 35mm format) but the fascinating thing about this lens is that it is equipped with a built-in 1.25x teleconverter. This boosts the range to 187.5-500mm or 375-1000mm in full-frame format. This is an incredible feature that opens up doors for any photographer who needs that extra range without having to attach a separate teleconverter. The lens is fitted with a high-speed imager autofocus system (MSC) and a high-performance 5-axis sync image stabiliser which is capable of providing up to 8 EV steps of compensation. This is a truly powerful lens that is compact, lightweight, weather-resistant and packs an impressive photographic punch.
OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO Lens Key Features:
- Designed for wildlife, nature & sports photographers
- High resolution, super-telephoto zoom lens
- A versatile built-in 1.25x teleconverter
- Offers 150-400mm (with built-in TC:187.5-500mm)
- High-speed Imager Autofocus (MSC) System
- Its closest focusing distance is at 1.3m
- Lens constructed from 28 elements in 18 groups
- Built-in teleconverter consists of 7 elements in 4 groups
- 1 EDA lens, 4 Super ED lenses, 2 ED lenses, 2 HR lenses, 1 HD lens
- High-performance 5-axis sync Image Stabiliser
- Up to an incredible motion compensation of 8 EV steps
- Inner zoom system keeps the lens the same length when zooming
- Preset focus function allows to set and recall the favourite focal position
- Compact, lightweight design with superb weather-resistant performance
- A heat-resistant coating reflects the infrared rays of sunlight
Expanded OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO Lens Key Features:
High-Resolution, Super-Telephoto Lens
This lens is capable of great things. The lens has a 150-400mm focal range which equates to 300-800mm in 35mm format. But the trick this lens has which most do not is the fact this lens is equipped with a built-in 1.25x teleconverter. Using this teleconverter boosts the range to of your lens to 187.5-500mm or 375-1000mm in full-frame format. It maintains an incredible optical performance when using the converter which means you'll be able to get the equivalent to 1000mm focal range, handheld. That's right, you have all an incredible range at your fingertips and know that it's guaranteed to perform. Of course, you can double this up using the OM SYSTEM MC-20 teleconverter which will result in a massive 2000mm maximum focal range (in 35mm full-frame format.)
It has a close focusing distance of just 1.3m across the entire zoom range and a maximum image magnification (in 35mm format) of 0.57x, increasing to 0.71x when you incorporate the built-in teleconverter. What does this mean? It means you can have the power of a super-telephoto lens that can also produce stunning tele-macro photography.
The Lens Construction
Let's take a look at the lens construction. It consists of 28 glass elements in 18 groups and the built-in teleconverter alone consists of 7 elements in 4 groups. The glass elements include a newly developed large-diameter Extra-low Dispersion Aspherical lens (EDA), 4 Super ED lenses, 2 ED lenses, 2 HR lenses and a single HD lens. The combination of these high-quality glass elements guarantees reduced flare and colour bleeding across the entire zoom range. Furthermore, it results in stunning resolution, sharpness and clarity from edge-to-edge even though it's a large-diameter lens with a fixed F4.5 aperture. Of course, OM SYSTEM has used their Z Coating Nano technology which also contributes to the overall sharpness, even in backlit environments.
Powerful Image Stabilisation
This lens is designed for hand-held shooting and more specifically for those who shoot wildlife, nature and outdoor sports photography. OM SYSTEM has used their high-precision lens thinning technology enabling them to produce a comparatively lightweight lens and therefore, giving you faster and more precise focusing across the entire zoom range. This lightweight construction also contributes to the image stabilisation. This OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO Lens features (at the time of release) the world's strongest 5-axis sync image stabilisation, and when attached to the OM SYSTEM OM-D E-M1X and at its widest angle shot, it achieves an incredible 8 EV steps of compensation. It'll even have impressive image stabilisation when using the optional OM SYSTEM MC-20 teleconverter at it's furthest possible reach!
Lightweight, Compact & Weatherproof
We've briefly discussed OM SYSTEM's precise lens thinning technology, but there's more to it than just that. OM SYSTEM built the lens barrel out of a strong but lightweight magnesium alloy and carbon fibre for the hood. The use of carbon fibre for the hood, which is lighter than the magnesium alloy barrel, is to ensure the centre of gravity of the lens does not shift towards the end of the lens when your hood is attached. The materials which they've used ultimately help to maintain a strong and precise structure whilst also being compact and lightweight.
The lens features a heat-resistant coating which differs to the standard black coating you'll see on most other lenses. This coating is designed to reflect infrared rays from the sun which keeps the internal temperature from rising, even in the hottest direct sunlight which results in a stable and reliable optical performance. As well as this, the front element of the lens has been coating in fluorine which provides a smooth, scratch-resistant surface which is not only easier to clean but of course, reduces the chances of scratching your lens.
When you pair this lens with OM SYSTEM's OM-D E-M1X camera body, you'll have impressive dust-, splash- and freeze-proofing. This, of course, means you can continue to capture stunning images even in harsh, wet, cold and dusty conditions.
What's in the box?
- 1 x OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO Lens
- 1 x LH-115 Lens Hood
- 1 x LC-115 Lens Cap
- 1 x LR-2 Lens Rear Cap
- 1 x LSC-1642 Lens Case
- 1 x CSS-P121 Lens Strap
- 1 x Instruction Manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
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