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Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by MrKal_El, May 20, 2012.
Check it out!
www.dslrmagazine.com - Translator
(I didn't even get to read it yet )
It seems I need this lens. NOW!!!
(BTW, thanks for the link!)
The lens that we all want and need. The sample images are beautiful.
It's unfortunate that the starting price for this lens puts it out of reach for a large majority of us. I think it costs more than the sum of my m43 body and all four lenses I own. @[email protected]
Hmm, 1100EUR, i presume it'll be $1100 in the US... Quite steep. If it comes in under $1000 that'll be nice.
Ironic that I just ordered a 6-stop ND filter in 52mm and this accepts 58mm.
Now waiting the price announced....
Guys, it's a constant zoom, high IQ lens.
Don't gripe about the price, save up. Better to have expensive options than no option at all. I wish the close focus was a little better, but looks like it will be doable for most flower shots.
I wonder when they are going to hit stores? I'm going to be in Asia in a couple weeks!
It's weather-sealed, so I assume the GH3 will also be weather-sealed...
Looks like a winner!!
Whoa... nice. And I see why it costs over $1,000 (probably) Heh- does that lens hood come with it? Weather sealed too... although I have E-M5, and will continue to do so- I'm re REALLY excited to see what the G5 + GH3 are going to be like.
Olympus should stick to the primes, and Panasonic to the zooms?
Power OIS switch too. Nice option for old PEN users.
When compared to a lens like the Canon 24-70, not bad value at all. So much smaller too, and with IS.
This is fantastic news, I want one.
Donna Summer would have sung: I feel love...
How is it possible to have the highest resolution in the center at f/8 with the 16mp m43 sensor?! Diffraction should noticeably affect even f/5.6 already so that it should be lower res than at f/4 in the center... and f/8 must be significantly lower and definitely not the highest as they "measured".
Totally agree! I would not balk at $1100 for a 12-35mm f/2.8 on any DSLR system... even a 24-70mm f/2.8 Full Frame (which ranges from $1800 for a Nikon to $2500 for a Canon). I especially wouldn't balk at getting this lens on a system which offers the uniquely compact size of the Micro Four-Thirds system, with the expectation that this lens will match the sharp optical quality which Micro Four-Thirds is known for.
Fact is, not every lens is geared towards every user. This lens is geared towards users with a certain type of need and is perfectly in line (in fact, well under the line) with what the market has dictated that those users will pay for such a lens. That doesn't mean that everybody will want to buy it, or that it should be made at a price point that everybody can afford.
There are professional photographers as well as enthusiasts who are used to higher-end gear, and are using the Micro Four-Thirds system. Some (including myself) have even switched completely to this system from a DSLR system for our living, and require these lenses to be made available. Others are planning such a switch should such lens options become available, while others still just want to expand their second system... and many of those would be likely to make a more complete switch if the lenses were available to them to not just complement but to fully mirror the capabilities of their DSLRs, considering the advantage in size, form, and versatility.
In short, a market certainly exists for lenses such as this, and we need to acknowledge that market if we want such gear to continue being made. Bodies like the OM-D help to support these needs, and so do lenses like the Lumix X 12-35mm/2.8 and the Lumix X 35-100mm/2.8. The m.Zuiko 75mm/1.8 should have been an f/1.4 though... just sayin'.
Anyways, I am really surprised and elated that Panasonic chose to make these lenses weather sealed! I honestly hadn't expected that, as Panasonic simply doesn't have the weather sealing history that Olympus does. This will obviously make it an ideal companion to the OM-D, but is also likely to herald new weather sealed Panasonic bodies as well. Good news all around!
I did NOT need to see this. I'm not even done paying for the E-M5 yet…
This is a great news!
Must save for this lens.
I'm interested, but annoyed at the idea of shelling out $ for the OIS. I wonder what part of the price the OIS can take for a given lens.
Anyway, a much welcomed option, this lens could make my pana 14 deprecated!
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nuffin to see here...
Soooo if I'm not mistaken, this lens isn't noticeably bigger than the Pana 14-42. Now that is awesome. I don't think I'd buy it over the 14-54 II now that I know about that lens and have a copy, but man this looks amazing. The price is steep but competitive with mainstream SLR lenses that don't perform as nicely, I believe.
Dear other mirrorless systems: Yes, I mean you NEX. Take your thousand dollar Zeiss primes and shove em
Now show me the 35-100!