OM SYSTEM Adds 90mm f/3.5 Macro to PRO Lineup02/08/2023
OM SYSTEM has announced a 2x telephoto macro built for the field: the M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Featuring a 180mm equivalent focal length, 5-axis image stabilization, and IP53 weather sealing, the new lens was made for macro photographers longing to get up close and personal with nature.
Weighing just under a pound, the 90mm f/3.5 packs an impressive set of optics, including four extra-low dispersion (ED) and two Super ED, one high refractive index (HR), and one Super HR element to correct for aberrations of all flavors, ensuring sharp and accurate image capture. In-lens stabilization provides up to six steps of correction that can be bumped up to seven steps when used with compatible cameras such as the OM-1.
Maximum magnification of 2x is possible (4x full frame equivalent) with a minimum focusing distance of 8.82 inches. To get even closer, the separately available MC-20 2x teleconverter can effectively double its reach, providing an equivalent focal length of 360mm. Autofocusing is quick and quiet to keep pace with, but not disturb, jittery subjects. A focus limiter switch for photographing between 0.25-0.5m speeds up focusing whether using AF or manual focusing.
The 90mm f/3.5 Macro was created for adventuring outdoors. Shielded by IP53-certified weather protection, it can endure challenging environments and unpredictable climates without worry. Additionally, a fluorine coating on its front element protects against water and oil to help keep image capture clean. The entire lens is freezeproof down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Alongside the aforementioned focus limit switch, on-lens control includes an IS switch for quickly activating stabilization and a customizable L-Fn button. It accepts a 62mm front filter.
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Does it work with the 1.4 TC? What is the working distance at 1:1 with the lens itself and with any TC that it can work with? Tx.
Yes, both MC-20 (2X) and MC-1.4 (1.4X) work with the lens. Normal 2 stop loss of light and 1 stop loss of light, but no real loss of focus working distance.
Yes, the Olympus MC-14 M.Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter is compatible for use with the OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO Lens (Micro Four Thirds). The OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO Lens is compatible for use with both 1:1 life-size magnification and 2:1 "2x greater-than-life-size" magnification. The minimum focus distance of the OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO Lens (Micro Four Thirds) at 1:1 magnification is 9.8 inches (0.25 meters). At 2:1 magnification, the minimum focus distance is 8.8 inches (0.224 meters).
When using the Olympus MC-14 M.Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter, at 1.41x magnification, the minimum focus distance will be 10.4 inches (0.265 meters), and at 5.66x magnification, the minimum focus distance will be 9.4 inches (0.239 meters).
When using the Olympus MC-20 M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter, B&H # OLMC20 • MFR # V321240BU000, at 2x magnification, the minimum focus distance is 10.9 inches (0.276 meters), and at 4x magnification, the minimum focus distance is 9.8 inches (0.25 meters).