Your last reason is the same aa mine with regard to the Oly 7-14mm f2.8 lens.In terms of focal length, 12-40 vs 12-35 isn't that different, but the extra 50 mm at the longer end of a 40-150 vs 35-100 makes the two longer lenses less comparable.
Personally, I am waiting for the Oly lens for a few reasons:
- I really want the longer reach
- I have an Oly camera with IBIS, so I prefer a non-stabilized lens
- I don't have any budget left for camera gear until the end of the year :smile:
Wait for the Olympus, because Olympus and Canon lenses zoom in the same direction. The longer reach of the Olympus is an advantage. The visible, vs. measurable, differences will be insignificant.i'm looking for something to replace my canon 70-200 f2.8L IS+6D combo, to be used on my e-pl5..
If the Pro model will allow to zoom 1:2 so we can get 1:1 ratio, it will be huge benefit.I spent yesterday afternoon using only my 40-150 f/4.0-5.6 and I was very happy with the photos I shot. If the new 40-150 f/2.8 will focus closer than the old one then I will absolutely be eagerly awaiting it's arrival.