M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO

+ E-M1X firmware update with Bird detection

This is the news that wildlife, nature and outdoor sports photographers have been waiting for: the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO is ready.

see the new lens live

Meet the new arrival

Head to the @OlympusUK Facebook page now to catch up on our first look at this key new addition to our lens line-up. Hear first impressions from PRO photographers Mike Inkley and Andy Rouse who were lucky enough to be some of the first to try it out!

“I love this lens, it’s what I have been waiting for. An incredible range to 1000mm, fast @ F5.6, awesome quality, weatherproof and light enough to stalk up to critters. It’s my dream wildlife lens.”

Andy Rouse

Wildlife Photographer

“It’s rare that something changes your life, but the ability to have 5 big heavy and expensive lenses all in 1 package that you can carry all day is just that. Having used the lens extensively it is the best lens I have ever tested. Amazing sharpness, reach, quality and portability.”

Mike Inkley

Olympus UK Sports Ambassador


Please note: Due to unprecedented demand, initial stocks have already been pre-ordered. Orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis. Any orders placed from now on are for stock expected in Spring 2021.

This lens will only be available initially through Olympus Professional dealers and in limited quantities from the end of January 2021. To make ordering as fair as possible please call your preferred outlet and ask about leaving a deposit. Each dealer will be able to tell you the likely lead time based on orders they’ve received already. Orders will then be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis.

The 150-400mm will initially be available through the following UK & IE retailers:

If you have another preferred OM-D Pro Dealer, please call them and they can check with us for availability.

OM-D E-M1X Firmware Update with Bird Detection

available from 3 December 2020

To enable E-M1X photographers to take full advantage of the potential of the new super telephoto and other M.Zuiko lenses, the firmware has been enhanced: Bird detection has been added to the Intelligent Subject Detection AF developed with deep learning technology, which is based on AI.


With this new function, the camera automatically prioritises detection of a bird’s eye for focusing and tracking so the photographer can concentrate on composing images to capture a moment. The new firmware also includes various functional improvements such as RAW video data output to support professional video production.