The M.Zuiko 20mm f/1.4 Pro Becomes the First OM System Lens

OM Digital Solutions has just launched the first lens under its new brand, the OM SYSTEM which replaces the legacy Olympus branding. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm f/1.4 PRO is billed as a high-performing, fast and lightweight (247g) prime lens for Micro Four Thirds, offering a standard normal focal length of 40mm equivalent. Like previous f/1.2 PRO lenses, the new 20mm is designed to deliver what the company calls feathered bokeh when shot wide open.

Outstanding resolution unique to M.Zuiko PRO lenses: The M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm f/1.4 PRO lens features an 11-element, 10-group lens configuration consisting of Super ED, ED, Super HR, and aspherical lenses arranged to provide sharp imaging from the center to the farthest corners of the frame. This high-resolution lens makes the most out of camera performance, producing high image quality when using such functions as High Res Shot mode. ZERO coating is used to reduce lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.

Feathered bokeh: Using the know-how gained in the development of the M.Zuiko PRO f/1.2 series, feathered bokeh transitions the in-focus to the out-of-focus area of the images, creating smoother background bokeh, thus allowing the subject in focus to stand out beautifully. To accomplish this, an aberration measurement instrument is used to calculate defocusing at the aberration level, allowing the lens to create a beautiful, softly blurring bokeh effect while maintaining high resolution.

Compact, lightweight design with a maximum aperture of f/1.4: The M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm f/1.4 PRO lens remains compact and lightweight at just 247 grams with a bright maximum aperture of f/1.4. When paired with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III, the system is compact and lightweight at approximately 661 grams, for mobility that enables nimble shooting.

Highly reliable dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof construction (to 14 °F): Sealed throughout, this lens offers industry-leading IPX1 equivalent splashproof performance. It also features a dustproof and freezeproof construction to 14 °F, and pairing it with a dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof camera body makes it possible to continue shooting in punishing environments, such as rain and snow, with peace of mind. Fluorine coating on the front-most lens allows for water droplets to roll off and for dirt to be cleaned off easily.

High-speed, high-precision Autofocus: Superb optical design and lens processing technologies are used to design a lighter focusing lens, enabling faster, more accurate autofocus, allowing users to enjoy stress-free, high-speed, high-precision AF shooting.

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The M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm f/1.4 PRO lens will be available from the end of December 2021 at $800.

More info on OM SYSTEM’s website.

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