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Is this the answer to my UWA dreams?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by letsgofishing, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mike Kaplan
  2. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    I'm waiting for the, hopefully, soon to be announced Olympus 9mm f1.8 prime m43s' lens! Maybe it will be here by Xmas.
     
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  3. broody

    broody Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 8, 2013
    Lots of really nice lenses coming soon for us...

    I'm really interested in Zyoptic's compact ultrafast primes.
     
  4. EarthQuake

    EarthQuake Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2013
    I would be happy to see a nice, compact UWA prime. However I would want it to be 7mm ideally (otherwise I'll stick with the 7-14) and much smaller than this 8.5mm. Will likely be a nice lens, but the size/weight/cost of it are all probably out of whack for my purposes.

    A Samyang 6 or 7mm 2.8 or 4.0 the size of the 7.5 or 12/2 or even a bit bigger would be perfect for me.
     
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  5. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    Clint
    Looks like a lot of wishing for things not likely. I wish I'm wrong!!!!
     
  6. getoutandshoot

    getoutandshoot Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 28, 2012
    There is also this new SLR Magic 10mm:
    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/18...perprime-cine-10mm-t2-1-for-micro-four-thirds

    The Kowa 8.5mm sample image in this post seems to show a lot of distortion:
    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/kowa-prominar-8-5mm-12mm-25mm-m43s-lens-samples-24186

    I like the fact that both the Kowa and this SLR Magic will take filters and the SLR Magic variable ND filter looks interesting. So we're getting the Kowa 8.5mm f/2.8, the Olympus Pro 7-14mm f/2.8, and this new SLR Magic 10mm. Things are looking up in the wide angle category. I'll be interested to see if Olympus announces a 9mm officially soon; I think that is just a rumor right now.

    Dave
     
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  7. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

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  8. cdo221

    cdo221 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Where do you pre-order/buy those Kowa lenses?
     
  9. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mike Kaplan
    No idea yet - will be keeping an eye out....
     
  10. Kenny

    Kenny Mu-43 Regular

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  11. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    That price may be extra high because it is early. I am not sure it isn't a scam. However I bet the US price will be around $1000. The c-mount version of this lens is just under $1000 and does not have the nice body and rings. As to what they were thinking - the same thing that all the other lens makers are thinking - there are dopes out there willing to pay through the nose for a good lens. Although I would love to have one of these, along with many other lenses, it will never happen because I don't have money to burn.
     
  12. broody

    broody Mu-43 Veteran

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    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

  14. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mike Kaplan
    Thanks - yes I saw that on 43 rumours today....
     
  15. EarthQuake

    EarthQuake Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2013
    Its a c-mount lens, is anyone sure that it covers the entire 4/3rds sensor? Or that it will fit on an adapter(many c mount lenses are too wide to fit on a C to M43 adapter)?

    Edit, nevermind, I see from the link above that the lenses appear to taper at the end so they should fit, and it says they cover the 43rds sensor as well.
     
  16. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    Canada
    While it's good to see options...I've yet to see a UWA that'll make me ditch my humble 9-18.
     
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  17. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    Once in a while I run across a negative comment about the 9-18. I guess I must be lucky because my 9-18 is brilliant!
     
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  18. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Ron
    ^^ What he said :)
     
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  19. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    Canada
    Same here. I see people hating on it now and again, but I absolutely love the little guy. I have to admit I usually have pretty bad G.A.S., so I'm always looking at new stuff to buy...my 9-18 was the first lens I bought for my OM-D, so it's had to prove its worth time and time again to not be replaced...it's still in the bag and still the most used lens I own! :)
     
  20. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

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