Hamburg, 08/04/2020 | Press Release | Camera & Audio Compact, lightweight and super telephoto performance: M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS

Incredible portability and versatility

The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS is the perfect addition for mobile OM-D and PEN photographers. It offers a huge focal length of 200-800mm* in a compact and lightweight format, combined with the acclaimed Olympus weather sealing. The super telephoto performance can be doubled to 1600mm* with the M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20. The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS will be available from mid-August at an RRP** of 1299.00 EUR.

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At around half the size and weight of other interchangeable lens systems, Olympus’ biggest advantage is its amazing mobility thanks to the compact, lightweight camera system, including the lenses. The combination of the high-resolution, high-performance lens line-up and powerful image stabilization capability results in sharp, high-quality photos and videos across a spectrum of scenarios, backdrops and conditions. With a remarkable focal length contained in a compact and lightweight format, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS is the perfect addition for OM-D and PEN photographers on the go.

Super telephoto zoom lens with a focal length of 1600mm* in combination with the optional 2x teleconverter

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS has a field of view equivalent to a 200-800mm lens in 35mm format, up to 1,120mm* with the M.Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter MC-14 and up to 1600mm* with the 2x Teleconverter MC-20. This performance makes it possible to zoom in close on subjects that are difficult to approach, such as birds, delivering flattening effects for shooting which is unique to such a super telephoto lens. The closest focusing distance across the entire zoom range is 1.3m and the maximum image magnification is 0.57x* providing superb telemacro performance when photographing small subjects such as insects and flowers. Focus Stacking*** is also supported. This feature captures multiple shots at different focal positions and automatically composites a single photo with a large depth of field that is in focus from the foreground to the background.

Exceptional imaging performance across the entire zoom range and reliable dustproof and splashproof body

The optical system features a combination of four Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lenses for suppressing colour bleeding, two Super High Refractive Index (Super HR) lenses, and two HR (High Refractive Index) lenses for bright, clear imaging performance up to the edges of the image across the entire zoom range. The ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) Coating reduces ghosts and flares even in poor conditions such as backlit scenes. Also, extensive hermetic sealing on the entire lens barrel provides the same high level of dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof performance as the M.Zuiko PRO series for peace of mind when shooting in any environmental conditions.

Focus limiter and in-lens image stabilization

The rear focus system of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS drives the lightweight focusing lenses for fast, high-precision AF performance. This lens is also equipped with a Focus Switch and a Focus Limiter. It allows switching the AF operating range between three levels according to the focusing distance for quick focusing and comfortable shooting even in the super telephoto range. Also, the in-lens image stabilization featuring up to 3 shutter speed steps of compensation**** enables handheld super telephoto shooting.

Available Accessories

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS joins an extensive line-up of M.Zuiko lenses and is compatible with any OM-D or Olympus PEN camera as well as all third party cameras conforming to the Micro Four Thirds System standard. It is also compatible with the protection filter PRF-ZD72 PRO and the Olympus decoration ring DR-79. The bundled lens hood LH-76D can be attached to the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS and M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO. With the LSC-1127 there is also a lens case available in addition.

Availability & pricing

The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS will be available from mid-August at an RRP of 1299.00 EUR. The M.Zuiko lens comes with a free six-month warranty extension**** when registered via the MyOlympus platform at

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Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Please check the Olympus website at for the latest specifications.

* 35mm equivalent

** Recommended Retail Price

*** Following cameras will support focus stacking with this lens after firmware upgrade: OM-D E-M1X, OM-D E-M1 Mark III, OM-D E-M1 Mark II, OM-D E-M5 Mark III

**** Conforms to CIPA standards, when the focal length set to 400mm and corrected on 2 axes (yaw and pitch)

***** Six months on top of the statutory warranty in the country of purchase.



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