300mm Pro delay

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by mcasan, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    It seems as if Olympus will delay the 300mmf4 Pro lens until 2016 to add stabilization to it. I guess that gives the lens a better chance to be sold to a Panasonic body owner. It also begs the question will Olympus bodies in the future take full advantage of both IBIS and lens stabilization.

    But pushing the 300 Pro into 2016 also means it will be facing the announced 100-400 made by Zeiss. As a wildlife photographer, if Panny/Zeiss can put off that lens for a decent cost, I won't wait in line for the 300mm. Olympus should be doing a 150-400 F4 Pro instead.
  2. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
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    I've heard some rumblings that they are, indeed not only putting stabilization into the lens, but also putting some finishing touches on a hybrid IBIS/lens IS system for those longer lenses.
  3. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    I was wondering: is the m43 alliance dead? Does anybody know if Oly and Pana are planning to share some of these new techs like this hybrid IS, DFD data, etc.?
  4. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
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    My understanding is that the consortium specified the sensor size, lens mount and communication protocol. Everything else is left up to the individual manufacturers.

    Olympus and Panasonic persueing their own combination of technologies is no change at all.

    Last edited: Sep 17, 2015
  5. bredman

    bredman Mu-43 Veteran

    May 30, 2013
    Sherwood Forest
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    I cant find the info on the Olympus Global site that they link to. If they mean the article dated Feb 12th 2014 then the 7-14 2.8 is also coming 'after 2015'. Slow gossip day i reckon :rolleyes:
  6. hoodlum

    hoodlum Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 16, 2012
    Toronto Canada
    Nothing has been delayed and the 300mm f4 will not have OIS.