Unveiled: New E-M5 Mark II, Lenses, and Accessories from Olympus



Limited to just 7,000 cameras, the new titanium-colored Olympus E-M5 Mark II evokes memories of the OM-4Ti and OM-3Ti 35mm film cameras of the late 1980s and early 1990s. With its vintage styling, matching leather neck strap, and numbered owner’s card with a leather case, this camera will be equally at home in a collector’s quiver or around the neck of an avid shooter. For an in-depth look at the Olympus E-M5 Mark II, you can read more here.

Also announced are two new lenses: a 7-14mm f/2.8 and an 8mm f/1.8 fisheye. The M.ZUIKO Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye Pro Lens has a 16mm equivalent focal length and is very fast for a fisheye lens. This fast maximum aperture is not only ideal for shooting in everyday low-light situations, but it also proves invaluable when shooting with the PT-EP13 housing underwater, where light is quickly diminished as you dive deeper. The fisheye lens has ZERO coating, and includes one aspherical, three Super ED, two ED, one Super HR, and two HR lenses in its 17-element construction in 15 groups. These elements combine to provide sharp imagery with minimal aberrations or glare.

Allowing you to get up close and personal with a sea anemone, the lens has a close focusing distance of just 4.7" and employs a High-Speed Imager AF that is Movie-Still compatible. When shooting in less-than-desirable conditions on dry land, you can rest easy, thanks to the camera’s dust-, splash-, and freeze-proof construction.

Along with the fisheye is a wide-angle zoom, the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO Lens. With a 35mm equivalent focal range of 14-28mm, this fast f/2.8 lens features the same ZERO coating as the fisheye, and includes two aspherical ED, one DSA, one aspherical, three super ED, one ED, and two HR lenses in its 11 groups made of 14 elements. Like the 8mm lens, the 7-14mm has the same High-Speed Imager AF, dust-, splash-, and freeze-proof construction, and both lenses feature a 7-blade circular aperture design. The 7-14mm has a slightly longer minimum focusing distance of 7.9".

Along with the camera and lenses are a slew of accessories, such as the LC-79 Lens Cap for the 7-14mm and the LC-62E Lens Cap for the 8mm fisheye. For underwater shooters using the 8mm lens, there is a dedicated PPO-EP02 Underwater Lens Port for the PT-EP11 and PT-EP08 housings, the PPZR-EP05 Underwater Focusing Gear, the POSR-EP10 UW Anti-Reflecting Ring, the PBC-EP02 Underwater Front Body Cap and PRPC-EP02 Underwater Rear Cap for the Lens Port. 

  M.ZUIKO Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO M.ZUIKO Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 PRO
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent) 7-14mm (14-28mm) 8mm (16mm)
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/22 f/22
Angle of View 114-75° 180°
Minimum Focusing Distance 7.9" / 20 cm 4.7" / 12 cm
Autofocus Motor High-speed Imager AF (Movie-Still Compatible) High-speed Imager AF (Movie-Still Compatible)
Magnification 0.11x (0.22x equivalent) 0.2x (0.4x equivalent)
Lens Construction 14 elements / 11 groups 17 elements / 15 groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, circular 7, circular
Filter Ring Diameter None None
Dimensions 2.7 x 1.5" / 78.9 x 105.8mm 2.4 x 3.1" / 62 x 80mm
Weight 1.2 lb / 534 g 11.1 oz / 315 g

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