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Olympus Announces Development of M.Zuiko® Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye Pro Lens

16mm Focal Length (35mm Equivalent), Dustproof, Splashproof, Dedicated Underwater Lens Port

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 5, 2015 — Olympus announces the development of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO lens. This high-performance wide-angle lens conforms to the Micro Four Thirds® System standard and offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 16mm. As with other lenses in the PRO series, the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO features a dustproof and splashproof construction, enabling high-quality image capture in all weather conditions. A dedicated underwater lens port is also under development, allowing users to capture wide-angle images at depths of up to147 ft. (45 meters) when paired with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II® and PT-EP13 protective case.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO lens is scheduled for availability in Summer 2015. Pricing is to be announced.

Journalists interested in more information, review units and high-resolution images of the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f1.8 Fisheye PRO lens should contact Elin Boman, Mullen Public Relations, 212-885-3266, eboman@mullen.com, Zach Honig, Mullen Public Relations, zhonig@mullen.com, or Jennifer Colucci, Olympus America Inc., 484-896-5719, jennifer.colucci@olympus.com or visit the Olympus website: http://asset.olympusamerica.com/login/.

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