Ideal Lens Lineup

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by OldAlaskan, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. OldAlaskan

    OldAlaskan Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 6, 2010
    Considering the lenses people seem to want to wish for (faster, weathersealed), I propose that the following list of lenses would be profitable for, say, Olympus. There are several lenses on the list that I would buy, knowing that the cost would not be inconsequential. The primes pretty much evenly cover the range of angles in a linear fashion (6mm = 143º, 10mm=122º, 16mm=97º, 25mm=72º, 45mm=44º, 100mm=20º, 300mm=7º).

    300mm f/4 weather-sealed
    100mm f/2.8 weather-sealed, macro(?)
    45mm f/2.0 weather-sealed, macro(?)
    25mm f/2.0 weather-sealed
    16mm f/2.0 weather-sealed
    10mm f/2.8 pancake
    6mm f/2.8

    12-60mm f/2.8-4.0, weather-sealed
    6-12mm f/2.8

    See anything you'd like?
  2. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    That 12-60 looks awful appealing :smile:

    If I were Olympus I would prioritize the zooms first though. Primes appeal to a much smaller group of people, and they can be rolled out later to meet specific demands. They'd probably also be better off doing lenses that duplicate the Panasonic ones last (like the 25 and the 45 macro), since the people who want those by and large already have them.

    I'd suggest something like this (in order of release date)
    100/2.8 macro
    300/4 long tele
    whatever else

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  3. speltrong

    speltrong Mu-43 Veteran

    May 8, 2011
    Northern California
    I want a 1mm f/2.8
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  4. shnitz

    shnitz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 25, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Don't forget the 12-200mm f/1.4 that's the size of your fist and costs less than a GH2, with I guess just image quality that's 10% or so better than the Panasonic 25mm is acceptable.
  5. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
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    I'd be happy with a 10-150/2.8-4 close focusing (1:2 would be ok) internal zoom and focus, under 1 lb. and about 4". A 52mm filter thread would be good to keep the cost of filters down. Oh, and a zooming built-in lens hood.