Olympus might launch a range of f/1.4 lenses – and it's an ESSENTIAL move

Olympus might launch a range of f/1.4 lenses – and it's a brilliant idea
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There's a new rumor that Olympus will launch a new range of f/1.4 prime lenses – and I think this is both an inspired and long overdue move. 

It's fairly typical for most lens mounts to have fast primes offered in three apertures: f/1.2, f/1.4 and f/1.8. Until this point, however, the best Olympus lenses have only been offered in f/1.2 and f/1.8 flavors – and a chasm of disparity exists between both the end users and usage cases for these two product lines. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.