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Announcing Two Olympus® M.ZUIKO® Pro Series Lenses under Development

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Press release date: February 12, 2014

Olympus developing Two New Powerful Micro Four Thirds® Lenses that Will Extend the OM-D® and PEN® System for the Professional User

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Olympus announces the development of two new M.ZUIKO lenses, adding to its award-winning PRO series line-up, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO (14mm-28mm 35mm equivalent) and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F4 PRO (600mm 35mm equivalent). Both Olympus lenses deliver first-of-its kind performance to the M.ZUIKO PRO series and are scheduled to launch in 2015.

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO is the first-ever wide-angle zoom lens in the M.ZUIKO PRO series. This compact and lightweight lens maintains a dustproof and splashproof design to compliment the rugged durability of the Olympus OM-D® E-M1 and E-M5. True to ZUIKO standards, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO features sharpness to the edges of the image and excellent performance for professional use.

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F4.0 PRO lens is the first single-focal-length super telephoto lens in the M.ZUIKO PRO series. Like other lenses in the PRO series, this new lens will deliver superb performance, complimented by compact, dustproof and splashproof construction.

When combined with the available M ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO, and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO, expected to reach store shelves in the second half of 2014, the M.ZUIKO PRO series will feature four different lenses that cover everything from super wide-angle to super telephoto zoom.

Journalists interested in more information about the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL line of lenses should visit the Olympus website at: http://www.getolympus.com or contact Elin Boman, Mullen Public Relations, 212-885-3298, eboman@mullen.com, or Jennifer Colucci, Olympus Imaging America Inc., 484-896-5719, jennifer.colucci@olympus.com.

ABOUT OLYMPUS IMAGING AMERICA INC.
Olympus Imaging America Inc. is a leading provider of digital imaging and audio technology solutions, noted for their precision optics and ground-breaking technologies.

For more than 90 years, Olympus has innovated and developed best-in-class products that expand the boundaries of product design and functionality, empowering consumers and professionals alike to capture their stories. These include:

Digital Compact Cameras
Professional and Consumer Interchangeable Lens Cameras
Related Underwater Products and Accessories
Digital Audio Recorders
Binoculars
Accessories

For more information about Olympus and their award-winning products, please visit www.getolympus.com or connect with us and other fans like you through our social and photographic communities: @getolympus on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and Flickr, as well as at www.penready.com.

*Olympus Image Share is compatible with most smartphones. Please visit http://www.getolympus.com/olympusimageshare for phone compatibility information.

Specifications and design are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

All trademarks and registered trademarks listed herein are the property of their respective holders, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

©2014 Olympus Imaging America Inc.
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