Is Olympus going in the wrong direction?

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For the true travel warrior with $$ you could have:
  • EM1.3
  • Grip
  • 8-25/4
  • 12-100/4
  • 150-400/4.5
  • Spare battery
That's 3 lenses that can shoot anything outdoors in decent light, in most adverse weather. It's costly, but no other system can match that conceptually or for even close to that $$ outlay.
 

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I saw that announcement as well along with a claim that this would be the first zoom lens ever offered with an f2 aperture. Obviously, that's not correct because the Olympus Zuiko 14-35 f/2 and 35-100 f/2 lenses exist. There might have been some caveat about "for full frame"or such that I missed.

- K
And leaving aside the Panasonic f/1.7 zooms.

Minor details ...

Just leave out those inconvenient bits you don't want to know about.

Like the f/2.8 90-250.
 

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There might have been some caveat about "for full frame"or such that I missed.

- K
There was.
And leaving aside the Panasonic f/1.7 zooms.

Minor details ...

Just leave out those inconvenient bits you don't want to know about.

Like the f/2.8 90-250.
Yes, leave out the inconvenient bits. From the article:

"It is the first zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras to have a maximum wide-open aperture of F2."

BTW, 2.8 isn't 2.0. It's a whole stop different. Just sayin'...
 

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There was.

Yes, leave out the inconvenient bits. From the article:

"It is the first zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras to have a maximum wide-open aperture of F2."

BTW, 2.8 isn't 2.0. It's a whole stop different. Just sayin'...
Yeah, I know that, Tim.

My point was that advertising copy writers are a short sighted bunch. Usually aided and abetted by their customers.

But there aren't too many f/2.8 180-500 135 format zoom lenses around either.
 

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I just noted today a blurb I read about Tamron just announced a lens for Sony FF to be developed of 35-150mm f2-2.8. Sounded interesting but I don't shoot FF let alone Sony so mine was just a "hmmm, that's neat" reaction to the aperture on it. No idea of its proposed physical size.
Tamron already has a 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 zoom, which is damn good: on top of that, it is light (575 gr.), compact, versatile and cheap. The 35-150mm zoom is not wide enough. But I really appreciate what Tamron does. Their designs are innovative.

I am awaiting the release of the A7 Mk IV. If I go that way, this lens will be HUGE! (literally! :laugh1: )
Are you sure you're not going in the wrong direction?
 

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It's important to read beyond the headlines.
Tamron already has a 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 zoom, which is damn good: on top of that, it is light (575 gr.), compact, versatile and cheap. The 35-150mm zoom is not wide enough. But I really appreciate what Tamron does. Their designs are innovative.


Are you sure you're not going in the wrong direction?
Absolutely. Panasonic's recent G9 firmware update confirmed that for me.
 

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For the true travel warrior with $$ you could have:
  • EM1.3
  • Grip
  • 8-25/4
  • 12-100/4
  • 150-400/4.5
  • Spare battery
That's 3 lenses that can shoot anything outdoors in decent light, in most adverse weather. It's costly, but no other system can match that conceptually or for even close to that $$ outlay.
I'd swap that E-M1III for a E-M5III and leave out the grip. And perhaps get another spare battery and call it a day. :D
 
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