Olympus presents a limited edition of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and the new FL-700WR flash to celebrate its centenary

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Olympus presented a limited edition of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II in silver color on the day of the OM-D E-M1X; a new flash, the FL-700WR together with a transmitter and a receiver. In addition, as of today we can download the new software “Olympus Workspace“, which is suitable for all cameras, and announce the development of future lenses.

Today will be a big day for Olympus. In addition to the new OM-D E-M1X we mentioned earlier, we have a new flash, transmitter, and receiver, software completely redesigned for .ORF files, and announce new telephoto lenses for the near future. And of course a limited edition of your OM-D E-M1 Mark II.

Olympus presents a limited edition of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and the new FL-700WR flash to celebrate its centenary
The new Olympus with the new flash

At the beginning of the year 2019, there are many new features. We can not forget that we are in the century of the brand. And they wanted to make it big. With a revolutionary camera and the limited edition of one of its large models, of which only 2,000 units are sold worldwide. We will briefly point out the characteristics of all these launches.

OM-D E-M1 Mark II, a silver colored body to celebrate the anniversary

It has not changed a command, although we’re sure it’ll get new updates to get a bit closer to the new model. Externally, it looks more classic thanks to the silver paint that had the brand’s old OM.

It features a 20.4-megapixel sensor, 5-axis stabilization that results in 6.5-step compensation with compatible lenses, a burst of 18 frames per second, and the true TruePic VIII processor that delivers the same performance Performance of the microsensor Four Thirds increased.

Olympus presents a limited edition of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and the new FL-700WR flash to celebrate its centenary
The Centennial Olympus

The intention is to honor the 100 years of the brand and the tenth anniversary of the Micro Four Thirds system that was born with the Olympus PEN E-P1 , a camera that changed everything in those years. We can buy the limited edition for € 1699 at the end of February 2019.

Electronic flash FL-700WR, a new lighting reference for Olympus

This new flash has a guide number 42 and is compatible with wireless shooting by radio waves. Apparently it is not as bulky as the flashes of other brands and combines very well with the Olympus professional models.

Olympus presents a limited edition of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and the new FL-700WR flash to celebrate its centenary
FL-700WR with accessories

As a perfect complement to this flash also present the wireless transmitter FC-WR and wireless receiver FR-WR , to have a complete lighting system within the Micro Four Thirds ecosystem without having to resort to other brands.

New software for .ORF files: ‘Olympus Workspace’

If you want to get the highest quality of your Olympus RAW files, you must unveil them with the brand’s native program, the Olympus Viewer 3. An extremely slow software that achieves unparalleled detail and definition of your own files.

Luckily, the new Olympus Workspace was also introduced, enhancing and accelerating the benefits of the previous program. And of course for all owners of the cameras of the brand for free.

New lenses for the future

A professional system has no future if it does not have its own professional objectives that satisfy all the needs of photographers. Aware of this problem and to accompany the brand new E-M1X , Olympus has announced the new roadmap of the PRO objectives for the coming months.

Olympus presents a limited edition of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and the new FL-700WR flash to celebrate its centenary
The planned roadmap

In particular, they have announced the development of the telephoto zoom lens M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO and the teleconverter MC-20 M.Zuiko Digital 2x. With this lens and the multiplier, the owners of a Micro Four Thirds can have a powerful 2000 mm in a very small space and with a weight that is well below the competitors.

The goal will not come before 2020 and the teleconverter will be able to buy it in the summer of 2019. So we are looking forward to a very interesting year in the Olympus universe.

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