f1.2 primes coming from Olympus?

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Holoholo55, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
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  2. Sniksekk

    Sniksekk Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on price. Below 1000 $ (each) I would probably buy more than 1.
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  3. Johnny The Greek

    Johnny The Greek Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 19, 2015
    I won't bother. I'm happy with what I have. Professional shooters may beg to differ, but they'll still be smart to wait until they're released and reviewed.
  4. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    I'm quite happy with most of the f1.8 primes. I tried a Nocticron (42.5 f1.2) for a few days and although it is a stellar lens, I didn't think the differences from the Oly 45 were enough to justify the cost. I also ran the Panasonic 25/1.4 for a short while against the Oly 25/1.8 and kept the Oly for size and weight reasons.

    About the only lens that just might convince me would be a 17 f1.2 that is optically better than the 17/1.8. Shallower DOF with improved sharpness would be hard to resist. I like the 17 FOV.
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  5. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 9, 2014
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    "About the only lens that just might convince me would be a 17 f1.2 that is optically better than the 17/1.8. Shallower DOF with improved sharpness would be hard to resist. I like the 17 FOV"

    Yep, I'd go in for a 17mm f/1.2

    Having said that I just bought a P15 f/1.7 so it's getting a little crowded at that end of the spectrum....
  6. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
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    I have a 15/1.7, but if a 17/1.2 came out I would definitely sell the PL15 and get the faster 17. The 30mm FoV is noticeably wider than the 35mm FoV, but I like the PL15 a lot more than the O17.
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  7. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    I'd love a 17mm f1.2, 35mm f1.2, and 67.5mm f1.2. The 17 is easy to explain as everyone else already has, the 35mm would be the same as a 50mm on speedbooster however far sharper and small (I like this focal length for close portraiture however the only glass with autofocus is Canon, which is huge and somewhat outdated optically. The Sigma Art 50mm has to be seen/held to be believed (size)), and the final lens is a 67.5mm roughly equal to a 135mm.

    More speculation on physical attributes. The 17mm and 35mm can be made very small and I hope that they will use a 46mm filter however they may go for a more conservative optical design using a 52mm filter as going smaller does require some compromises re: vignetting/cats eye bokeh while wide open. The 67.5mm is the longest focal length which can be made with a 62mm filter while keeping the common identification lettering between the filter ring and glass.

    Oh boy is speculation fun.
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  8. rezatravilla

    rezatravilla Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
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    Reza Travilla
    hmmm nope since the famous nocticron's price , which has F1.2 also, is quite expensive. Will wait everybody sells their 75mm F1.8 instead :biggrin:
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  9. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    I wouldn't buy one but I'm always glad to see mu43 extend the lens line up.
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  10. gravijaflare

    gravijaflare Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2014
    A planet called Gaia
    i agree that being f1.2 will probably make these rumored lenses very expensive and large like the nocticron.
    so if olympus changes their mind, i hope they'll consider f1.4, weather-sealed, metal built, with mf clutch pro prime lenses instead. if they can design a 17/17.5mm, 25mm, 42.5/45mm with about the same size as the panasonic 25mm f1.4, then that'll be the time for me to move to all weather-sealed mft bodies. ;)
  11. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    1.2 doesn't have to mean large, the best example I can think of is the Olympus OM 50mm f1.2 - it's only slightly bigger than the 1.4 and shares the same filter size (49mm). It also has to provide a much larger image circle... Olympus is more than capable of making a very small compact f1.2 due to the smaller image circle needed.
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  12. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    310g and 65mm in diameter. That's about the same as the 75mm f1.8
  13. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    Out of curiosity, do you know the diameter of the Olympus OM mount?
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  14. MichaelSewell

    MichaelSewell Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 1, 2015
    Burnley, UK
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    Michael A. Sewell
    The Olympus OM series used to have a throat diameter of 48mm
  15. Wes Coleman

    Wes Coleman Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 24, 2015
    Huntsville, AL
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    Wes Coleman
    I'd love a 25mm 1.2 with weather sealing. I've been waffling back and forth about the Oly 1.8 and the Pana 1.4, but a 1.2 would make it a no-brainer.
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  16. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    The outside diameter of the mount is 60mm, if you measured the diameter of the lens on the stop down and lens release button you get 63mm (every lens ever made is at least this diameter).

    Edit: My point was in the context of the OM system as a whole and compared to fast lenses of other brands (Canikon etc) it's a very small lens.
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  17. ApGfoo

    ApGfoo Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 10, 2012
    Bay Area
    possibly but it would depend on price and at what focal length and if it's a step up from similar lenses already out.
  18. bacil

    bacil Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 24, 2012
    Depends on the price. Without leica tag, I would.
  19. jrsilva

    jrsilva Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 1, 2012
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    17mm f/1.2 would be nice... if not so expensive as the Nocticron.
    But I'm afraid it would be too expensive for my budget.
    I will wait a few years for a second hand copy.
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  20. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    The 30-35mm (60-70mm eq) range is an interesting one. Having a slightly longer focal length can go a long way towards equalizing the perceived OOF blur, and a 60mm equivalent lens is not much different from the classic "long normal" 55mm or 57mm. And even 70mm equivalent with 4:3 is like 63mm when you crop a 3:2 frame to the same aspect ratio.

    That said, I doubt we'll see anything that "unconventional." It seems like most photographers these days think a focal length is "odd" or "pointless" if it wasn't designed around the optical and mechanical constraints dictated by covering 135 format film with a 45mm flange distance and a mirror. Hence the total ubiquity of 50mm normal lenses instead of 40-45mm, for instance.
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