FT5 40-150 f/2.8 coming next year

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by ptolemyx, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. ptolemyx

    ptolemyx Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 19, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
  2. metalmania

    metalmania Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 19, 2012
    I sure hope it is better than 35-100.
  3. jsusilo

    jsusilo Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2012
    wow this lens will be huge plus its pricing likely be astronomical ... it will compete with panasonic 150 f2.8 too when released next year. I guess for us user its better to have more selection than not enough :cool: :2thumbs:
  4. Faceinthecrowd

    Faceinthecrowd Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 29, 2011
    feels like a long way off at the moment. 35-100 with OIS should do me I think.
  5. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.


  6. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    What's wrong with 35-100mm?
  7. gcogger

    gcogger Mu-43 Veteran

    May 25, 2010
    It doesn't have the word 'Olympus' on it... (and the hood is included) :) 
  8. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade

    This is not good. Was going to wait for 12-40mm f2.8 and forego 12-35mm.

    But was going to pick up 35-100mm...but if 40-150mm is coming out...then I should wait.

    I hate waiting!

    This is going to force me to purchase 25mm 1.4 ...
  9. briloop

    briloop Mu-43 Regular

    May 23, 2012
    Mount Juliet, TN
    If this turns out to be true (and there is little doubt, considering the source), this is fantastic news for me. I bought my OM-D E-M5 kit over a year ago, and have been waiting ever since for Olympus to come out with a pro :43: camera with matching fast zooms.

    Any chance Olympus would discount a two-lens kit?

    Gonna need to stock up on some GAS-X!:wink:
  10. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    I have access to all the drugs you can think of and more, legally of course.

    But I've learned that no drug can cure GAS illness.

    We have a fever.. and the only cure.. is more cowbell.

    We need more cowbell. :tongue:
  11. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    This is the lens that might make decide to use an Oly body with IBIS. If only I didn't hate the E-M5's ergos and menu system so badly. Maybe Oly will finally get it right with the E-M1.
  12. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    This makes a strong one lens solution vs a 35-100 and 150 2.8.
  13. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    Thinking the same. Though, it'll depend on cost and actual performance, too. And if I stick with Oly or not. Not having IS on something that long does not mesh well personally, heh.
  14. I suspect that to remain consistent the E-M1 menus are likely to follow the exact same format as every other Olympus digital ILC. There's no reason for them to mess with them now after ~10 years.
  15. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    Yes, I think it will be over 700g and probably 1500US$. If you think about it the comparison with the Nikon 70-200 f4 included with the rumor is quite appropriate. If you put a 0.7x focal reducer on a 70-200 f4 you would end up with a 49-140 f2.8.
  16. jsusilo

    jsusilo Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2012
    One thing I'll be paying attention is filter size on this lens. I'm pretty much set at 58mm which was plenty a year ago (with exception of P100-300 and P14-140) but apparently not as of recently:( . Upcoming O12-40 f/2.8 runs at 62mm, Pana 150mm f/2.8 looks large I'm guessing 67mm, when announced O40-150 will probably the same if not larger. Going forward 62/67mm seems like the new 58mm.
  17. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Looks interesting. On the other hand, the 50-200/2.8-3.5 is a gem, available now for <$500, and with the E-M1 coming next month, there's no need to wait 6-9 months for a fast telephoto. I suspect the 50-200/E-M1 combo will end up costing less as well.
  18. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    I suspect you're probably right. But they could rationalize things a lot without drastically changing the basic concept. The more important issue is the ergos and controls on the camera. Can bracketing be turned on and off with one click, rather than 12 - 20 as on the E-M5? Is the SCP finally customizable, so I can drop the things I never or rarely change and add the things that I think are important, instead of the things Oly thinks are important? Panasonic got this right from day 1; why does Oly continue to resist rational improvements?

    More than any other camera maker, Oly seems to suffer from "not invented here" syndrome.
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