The Olympus ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO Lens is a super-telephoto zoom lens characterized by its impressive versatility, built-in teleconverter, and relatively sleek design for handheld use. Built for Micro Four Thirds cameras, this zoom offers a 300-800mm equivalent focal length range, which can be extended even further using the integrated 1.25x teleconverter for an effective 1000mm equivalent focal length. The constant f/4.5 maximum aperture affords consistent illumination throughout the zoom range and is reduced slightly to f/5.6 when the teleconverter is in use. Additionally, a series of specialized low dispersion and high refractive index elements help to reduce a variety of aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to achieve high clarity and sharpness. A Z Coating Nano has been applied, too, which controls flare and ghosting for higher contrast and accurate colour rendering in strong lighting conditions.
Complementing the huge zoom range is an apt image stabilization system that compensates for camera shake in order to deliver sharp photos and videos. This system can also work in conjunction with camera-based stabilization, via Sync IS, for even more powerful stabilization to suit working at the extreme ends of the zoom range. The lens also has an integrated tripod collar for balanced support when shooting from a tripod and, as a PRO lens, it sports a weather-sealed design that is dust-, moisture-, and freeze-resistant for working in inclement conditions.
A lavish, 28 elements in 18 groups lens construction, including a newly developed large-diameter EDA lens and four Super ED lenses, effectively reduced flares and colour bleeding across the entire zoom range, and ensures superb resolution to the edges of the Image.
Olympus original Z Coating Nanotechnology has been employed to provide sharp, clear image quality, even in difficult shooting environments, such as backlit scenes. The lens body features a built-in 1.25x teleconverter, maintaining high optical performance while enabling up to 1000mm equivalent handheld super-telephoto shooting.
The optional M.Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter MC-14 and M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 are also supported. When paired with the MC-20, this lens is capable of up to an impressive 2000mm equivalent super-telephoto shooting. This lens features a closest focusing distance of 1.3 m across the entire zoom range and close-up shooting performance with a maximum image magnification of 0.57x1, which increases to 0.71x when using the built-in teleconverter, for true tele-macro shooting enjoyment.
Use of optimal materials in each area of the lens helps maintain strength and precision while achieving a compact, lightweight design with a length of 314.3 mm and weight of 1875gm.
The lens barrel is designed using magnesium alloy and the lens hood uses lightweight carbon fibre to ensure that the centre of gravity of the lens does not shift toward the end when the lens hood is used.
Pairing this lens with the superb dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof performance of the Olympus OM-D E-M1X makes it possible to continue shooting in punishing environments such as rain and snow with peace of mind. Compared with the black coating on conventional lenses, the heat-resistant coating on this model efficiently reflects the infrared rays of sunlight, keeping temperatures inside the lens from rising, even in extreme hot weather, for stable optical performance. The front element of the lens features a fluorine coating to provide a smooth and scratch-resistant surface and easier cleaning for better maintenance.
This lens supports 5-axis sync IS, and at 300mm equivalent achieves the world's strongest 8 shutter speed steps of image stabilisation, and at 1000mm equivalent achieves up to 6 shutter speed steps of image stabilisation when using the built-in teleconverter.
The powerful image stabilisation is also available, even in the super-telephoto range, up to 2000mm equivalent, when paired with the optional MC-20 Teleconverter. High image quality hand-held shooting is possible, making it perfect for motorsports and nature photography. Olympus original high-precision lens thinning technology makes the focusing lenses lightweight, enabling fast, high-precision focusing across the entire zoom range.
|Focal Length||150 to 400mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 300 to 800mm)|
|Lens Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Format Compatibility||Micro Four Thirds|
|Angle of View||8.2° to 3.1°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||4.27' / 1.3 m|
|Maximum Magnification||0.12 to 0.29x|
|Optical Design||28 Elements in 18 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Tripod Collar||Fixed and Rotating|
|Filter Size||95 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||4.6 x 12.4" / 115.8 x 314.3 mm|
|Weight||4.1 lb / 1875 g|