12-100 will have in-lens IS

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by pdk42, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
  2. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    If this lens is sharp, I'll be all over this for travel.
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  3. MNm43

    MNm43 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 19, 2014
    Even better if it is internal zoom.
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  4. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
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    Concur. That is one use for which it would be undisputed king. Even better than the 12-40 f2.8 Pro, becuz despite the faster aperture, the telephoto end is a little short sometimes. One could pair it with a fast prime for low-light work.
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  5. MNm43

    MNm43 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 19, 2014
    My thoughts exactly. Gimme the 12-100 with my PL 15 1.8 and that cover 95% of my travel - the long end for compressing landscapes and picking up architectural details, the wide end for cityscapes and narrow streets, the midrange for portraits with the PL15 filling in for dark interiors and night shots. I've travelled with the Nikon 24-120 (actually the older and the newer incarnations), and while it is a very good lens I always felt that I wanted just a touch more reach . . .
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  6. LucDeSchepper

    LucDeSchepper Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 8, 2014
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    Luc de Schepper
    I think the combi of Panasonic 12-32mm (90 grams) and Panasonic 35-100mm f4-5.6 (135 grams) is a very light, less expensive and optically great alternative for this large and expensive lens.
    After all, the MFT cameras are interchangeable lens cameras ;)
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  7. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    I'd agree, but based on the dimensions (117mm long seems awfully short for an 8x f/4.0 zoom), I suspect not.
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  8. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
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    I guess IS will be the future of n43. The best way to combat m43's ISO disadvantage - lower ISO through stabilization.
  9. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
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    That is a tall order for a 8.3x zoom lens. Also not sure if it is necessary. My 1240PRO is not internal zoom, and seems none the worse for it.
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  10. Starfleet

    Starfleet Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 14, 2015
    Michigan, USA
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    Not really. Not when people are involved.
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  11. alex g

    alex g Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 30, 2016
    New York / Bath
    It looks like it extends to me — judging by the shape of the front.
  12. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    45-175mm is even better. I've sold my 35-100 f2.8 because I always felt 100 is not enough..
  13. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    Sure if you are happy with those lenses then go for it. But this new Pro lens is not targeted towards the same people who are satisfied with "kit" lenses. The PRO lenses (as well as Panasonic's X Lenses) simply are in a different category that really are not comparable.
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  14. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    All the alternative lenses mentioned here are variable aperture. This lens is f/4 throughout the aperture range. f/4 vs f/5.6 is a big difference when shooting the long end.
  15. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
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    internal zoom sounds nice, but it also makes the lens larger at the short end
  16. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    I think there's little doubt it will be sharp. Even less doubt it will be expensive. :hide:
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  17. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I like the 14-150 R which I consider pretty sharp, but this looks to have Pro designation build quality. Also 12mm makes a big difference for wide shots. Yeah, I'm scared to see the initial price though! That's okay, I'll just do my usual wait and get it either refurb'ed, gray import or barely used at significant discount!
  18. mesmerized

    mesmerized Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 18, 2012
    Emm... Why do they want to add IS to it? IS will only complicate the optics and compromise image quality... No?
  19. NWright

    NWright Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 13, 2014
    Can I make a completely uninformed guess?

    Dual IS in this lens (and other Oly lenses in the future?) will be used to enable handheld in camera hi-res mode with the new EM1 MK2. Lenses without dual IS would not be able to use hand held hi-res.​

    Just my off the wall guess that no one else seems to be saying.
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  20. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    Might be possible. If it works with Panasonic OIS lenses, that would be great. If it only works with the 12-100/f4 and the 300/f4, then...well...that's not much of a feature worth advertising.