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A second f1.2 prime coming soon?

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by pdk42, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
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  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Actually, if it comes in at much more than £700 / $900 then I'll probably give it a miss until used ones come available.
     
  3. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    So you'll be giving it a miss until used ones come available, I guess. ;)
     
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  4. astrostl

    astrostl Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 4, 2014
    St. Louis, MO
    Justin Honold
    Would bet on a 45 before a 17, even though the only premium near the 17mm MFT FL is the Voigtlander. Dem portraits.
     
  5. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Yea - I guess so :)
     
  6. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    It might be a Nocticron killer. But that focal range is way over crowded!
     
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  7. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    You're not kidding:
    - Oly 45/1.8
    - Pana 42/1.7
    - Pana 42/1.2
    - Pana 45/2.8 macro
    - Voigtlander 42/0.95
     
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  8. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Finland
    Teemu
    Something wider than 12mm and I'll buy one no matter what.
     
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  9. astrostl

    astrostl Mu-43 Veteran

    358
    Oct 4, 2014
    St. Louis, MO
    Justin Honold
    - Oly 25/1.8
    - Pana 25/1.7
    - Pana 25/1.4
    - Voigtlander 25/0.95

    It's a mature system, it's all pretty crowded at this point :) I suppose if I were picking around there, I might make it a 20 rather than a 25.
     
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  10. kajunito

    kajunito Mu-43 Regular

    27
    Nov 6, 2012
    Amsterdam
    Luis
    Do not forget the Mitakon Speedmaster f0.95 25mm :)
     
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  11. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    At this point with MFT if saturation is a discouragement there wouldn't be many new MFT lenses. I'm guessing it has to share a lot with the 25mm, 1.2 in order to make production sense and will be close. So maybe a 17?

    Who knows. In still hoping to see native f2 zooms and telephotos.
     
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  12. speedy

    speedy Mu-43 Regular

    163
    Nov 27, 2015
    Indeed. I'd buy an f/1.8-2 wide/normal zoom. I have no zooms currently, but that would definitely tempt me.
     
  13. GBarrington

    GBarrington Mu-43 Veteran

    To quote a former US presidential candidate, something like that would be 'YOUGE!'! Both in the news and chatter it generated and in the size and weight, I suspect. It would certainly be a controversial entry I would think.
     
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  14. EarthQuake

    EarthQuake Mu-43 Top Veteran

    832
    Sep 30, 2013
    A 17/1.2 would be cool. Wider than that and I have very little interest. At 12mm or wider I typically shoot at F4-8 anyway.

    A 45/1.2 would be welcome for some I'm sure but I've got the 42.5/1.2 already, so, meh.
     
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  15. oloap

    oloap Mu-43 Regular

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    May 22, 2013
    Switzerland
    I hope it is something between 60mm and 65mm. I love the 75mm, but sometimes I find it a little bit too long.
     
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  16. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    The Sigma 60mm f2.8 is brilliant. A 60mm f1.2 would be quite insane!

    To be honest I would settle for a 50mm f1.4, that would be a great portrait lens on m4/3.
     
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  17. BobbyTan

    BobbyTan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 26, 2013
    Long Beach, CA
    Agree, but quite honestly, I don't think an Olympus version could be any better than the Nocticron which IMO is almost perfect. And it doesn't make a lot of sense to compete head-on with a lens that is perfect or near-perfect. The Nocticron is currently the highest-rated m43 lens on DXO. I think there's a high probability that it will be somewhere between 12 and 17.5mm.
     
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  18. EarthQuake

    EarthQuake Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2013
    Yeah, unless they want to compete on price, which admittedly there probably is some room, I would hope they don't come out with a 45/1.2. A 25/1.2, 17/1.2, or even a 14/1.2 or 12/2, even though I would have little interest in the 14/12, would be better than yet another ~45mm lens.
     
  19. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    A 35mm f1.2 would be cool.

    This was taken with my Minolta 50mm f1.4 with Metabones Speed Booster making it a 35.5mm f1.0 Now imagine a sharper, AF lens with this rendering. I'd buy it.
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    Ruffled
    by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr
     
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  20. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I honestly would like a 45mm f1.2, because I think Olympus would price it responsibly. The Panasonic 42.5mm f1.2 is at least 60% overpriced. Of course, we have good options at that focal length, but there's a pretty big gap between $350 42.5mm f1.7 and $1500 42.5mm f1.2.

    We NEED a high speed 35mm equiv. It's the obvious hole in the system that's glaringly obvious.

    TBH, a 17mm f1.2 and 45mm f1.2 would cover about 95% of the scenarios that I would want a fast prime for. That would make the most sense to me.