I really want Olympus or Panasonic to make a 17-60/2.8 zoom lens

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by marcl, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. marcl

    marcl Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 8, 2012
    Looking at all the pictures I take, that lens would cover over 75% of my needs. Perhaps it is no coincidence that the equivalent 35mm range of 35 to 120mm would almost cover the 4 prime lenses I learned to shoot with on my father's Canon AE-1: 35, 50, 85 & 135mm.

    Is anyone else wanting a native fast zoom with the same range?
  2. MikeB

    MikeB Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    I'm a big fan of the Olympus Zuiko 12-60mm 2.8-4.0 lens, though it is pretty large. When doing landscapes and photowalks, it covers the full range of what I'm likely to need. I'd really love to see Olympus re-design and update it for micro four thirds, shrink it down a tiny bit, and a fixed 2.8 aperture would be marvelous.
  3. marcl

    marcl Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 8, 2012
    I have never toyed with the 12-60. That range would certainly cover even more of my needs, perhaps as much as 90%. But I am willing to give up a bit of the short end to gain constant aperture and keep the size down a bit too. The majority of my photos are portraits of my kids.
  4. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 14, 2010
    I've written them both a couple of emails asking for a 25-75mm f/2 lens. I also mentioned that I could accept a 25-60 to keep the size more compact. And also I could settle for a 2-2.8 variable aperture as well. :biggrin:
  5. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    So then aren't you simply talking about the Oly 12-40/2.8 lens? Available NOW. Or perhaps the Panny 12-35/2.8? Also available now.

    Oops, edited to note you said you would give up on the short end, not the long end. Me read gooder. :)