After the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO Lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama) was announced a few days ago, Olympus will soon announce the new F1.2 prime lens. According to the latest rumors from FT5, Olympus did develop both f/1.0 and f/1.2 lenses, but they choose to produce the f/1.2 only.
“Why ? The production cost for the f1.0 were double as for the f1.2. And the size was 43 % bigger and the wight 230g more. The f1.0 is around 620g. Don’t forget with two very quick & silent autofocus Engine. But we will see no f 1.0. it is the same Story like FT E-7 vs. MFT EM-1. and here it is a question of invest in more glas, what means more expensive + more wight. The diameter was 68mm. so to big and to haevy for mft . The autofocus of the New f1.2 is outstanding und works perfect together with the PEN F. 30 % quicker as EM-1 with the Same les.“
So far, there are two Olympus F1.2 prime lenses sold at eBay:
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