Any plans in the future of making an EP version with the Japanese glass in 4x16 or 3x15?
Well, they listened to the masses, and have no produced the EPL4 in 4-16 and 6-24 in a 30mm scope with the Japanese ED glass. Ask and you shall receive!
I have not heard anything about new specs yet, other than some new stuff is coming down sometime prior to the end of the year. I know there is a 1-6 LPVO in the works, as well as a lightweight Hunter version, but that is about it.