PRESS RELEASE: Game-changing Olympus XZ-1 gets tele conversion lens - Accessories boost high-quality magnification by 1.7x
Olympus launches powerful conversion lens for flagship compact
Hamburg, 1 September 2011 -- Olympus’ red dot design and TIPA award-winning XZ-1 compact camera just got even better, with the launch of a powerful and bright new tele conversion lens and adapter. The TCON-17X adds outstanding magnification and flexibility to the flagship digital compact’s already impressive optical talents, with no loss of lens speed. The TCON-17X tele conversion lens is available for €169 and the CLA-12 adapter for €49, both from September 2011.
With the XZ-1 set to maximum telephoto, the new TCON-17X tele conversion lens lets you get 1.7 times closer, with a 1:2.5 F-number. Unlike with lesser lenses, it doesn ’t affect the trademark luminance of the i.ZUIKO DIGITAL lens that comes with the XZ-1. The required CLA-12 adapter also makes it possible to attach a 55mm filter.
The XZ-1 comes in a matt black or white lacquered body with a large 3-inch OLED screen and costs €449.
TCON-17X main features:
Outstanding 1.7x magnification
Weight: approx. 280g
Length: approx. 77.5mm
Maximum diameter: 80.9mm
Focal length (with XZ-1): 190mm*
F-number: 1:2.5 at maximum telephoto
Minimum focusing distance: 3m
Attachable to XZ-1 using CLA-12 adapter
CLA-12 main features:
* 35mm equivalent.
For a full list of specifications, please go to www.olympus.co.uk
(First posted on Friday, September 2, 2011 at 11:28 EDT)