It’s official: Olympus will develop lenses for Sony.
Olympus manager Hiroyuki Sasa confirmed at Toyokeizai (Google translation here) that they are supplying Sony with their camera and lens tech. Also AP reports that “The imaging sensor has already started to source from Sony to Olympus. And the lens [parts] and lens units will start to source from Olympus to Sony.”
As I told you last week the first A-mount lens to come with Olympus design is the 400mm f/4.0. That lens will be launched in early 2014 along the first A-mount mirrorless cameras. Olympus is known for their superb Zuiko lens design that is second to no one. And they may do a f/2.0 zoom for Sony one day like their current [shoplink 17943 ebay]14-35mm f/2.0 (here on eBay)[/shoplink] and [shoplink 18657 ebay]35-100mm f/2.0 (here on eBay)[/shoplink] lenses. That would be crazy!
By the way, is there some other tech or idea you would like to grab from Olympus?