Olympus 90mm f/3.5 2X Macro for Micro Four Thirds New Product Announcement

Olympus just announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS Pro for Micro Four Thirds systems. Shutterbug has obtained an early sample and is currently preparing a full review. In the meantime, here’s a rundown on this exciting new lens. You can watch Olympus's video here.

Key Features

Macro 2X
A big step above most Macro lenses, the Olympus 90mm f/3.5 Macro provides 2X magnification (i.e., 2:1 instead of 1:1 macro or half-macro 1:2) which increases to 4X when used with Olympus MC-20 Teleconverter. Autofocus is active throughout entire macro range. Note that 2X in Micro Four Thirds equals 4X in 35mm full-frame equivalent.

Integral 5-axis Image Stabilization
When used with compatible camera body, axis synch-IS is engaged and delivers up to 7 stops of shutter speed compensation.

Weathersealing IP53 splashproof and dustproof performance is further enhanced with fluorine coating on front element. Fluorine is oleophobic and hydrophobic (sheds oil and water) and helps keep the front element free of fingerprints and easier to clean.

The Olympus 90mm f/3.5 Macro also freezeproof down to 14° F.

Lightest Weight in Its Class
Weighs 15.97 ounces (453g) making it the lightest among comparable Macros. Compact form factor: diameter 62 mm, maximum diameter of 2.75 inches (69.8 mm) and overall length of 5.4 inches (136 mm).

Price and Availability
Projected price is $1499, and it will begin shipping mid-March 2023. Price and deliver date subject to change.

Full Review Coming Soon
Watch for our full review of the Olympus 90mm f/3.5 2X Macro.

— Shutterbug Staff