Lenses that they should make .....

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by dornblaser, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    We have a thread on what lenses you are hankering for but I thought that I start one on what lenses that you wish they would make. Here are mine:

    1. Olympus 14mm with build quality similar to the 12 & 17mm.
    2. Voigtlander 12mm and 14mm.
    3. Fast Olympus PRO primes.
  2. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    I'd like to see a new pancake prime : it's been AGES since the 14, 17 and 20mm were released.
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  3. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    An 8, 9 or 10mm prime would be fine ...
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  4. joma416

    joma416 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 31, 2014
    Toronto, ON Canada
    I think the system would benefit from some sort of tele-macro, but maybe I'm in the minority. I am guessing I wouldn't like the price.
  5. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    400mm f/2.8 or 500mm f/4.0
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  6. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    The Sigma 180mm macro is pretty amazing fwiw.

    Edit: just thought I should add, it's also stupidly rare so you're likely to never see one with your own eyes, I don't think many were ever made at all (you *might* be able to get sigma to convert the mount for you like they do for other Art lenses, however it's going to cost you). The 105mm and 150mm should be pretty common in 4/3 though.
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  7. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    The following all in AF with WR and "pro" build quality.

    - 10.5/1
    - 14/1

    All priced at $1000-1200 and I'll buy them all.
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  8. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    We need a 12 in there for me!
  9. piggsy

    piggsy Mu-43 All-Pro

    Well, taking a look at B&H right now:

    Nikon 200/4 - 1791
    Sigma 180/2.8 - 1699
    Canon 180/3.5 - 1399
    Tamron 180/3.5 - 739
    Sigma 150/2.8 - 1099

    and huge numbers of 90-105s for very reasonable prices (occasionally well) under 1000.

    Kind of wish they would either give us another 90/2 (was looking at the old OM version of this, but it has gotten stupid collectable-expensive rare next to the Bokina and more modern MF lenses like the Samyang 100) or nut up, forget marketing it for use as a telephoto and do something like a 120-150-180/4.

    Edit - and while I'm at it a 1-5x mag macro like the Canon MPE-65 would be real nice. And a redesigned cheaper TTL ring flash that isn't huge and stupidly expensive. Seriously just tape a couple of FL300Rs together or something, surely it can't be that hard to make :D
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  10. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    Lightweight 12-100 zoom.
    Prime wider than 14mm from Panasonic.
    Teleconverter for 75mm.
    Redesign one of the macros to be f2.0.
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  11. yorik

    yorik Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Dec 23, 2013
    Scotts Valley, CA
    A pana-leica 67.5 f/2...
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  12. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    I'm going to let you in on a little secret but B&H actually puts the 4/3 ring flash as film equipment not digital so it gets a massive markdown second hand, they generally sell them for around $300 second hand - 50% off full retail.
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  13. piggsy

    piggsy Mu-43 All-Pro

    That's a good tip. Still not thinking that the existing Olympus ones are the thing for me - I mean if we look over here:


    the 11 and 22 sets just look kind of under-spec and hilariously overpriced.
  14. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    Fair enough, having TTL is handy at times though :)

    I'm still using an ancient Sunpak film flash, does the job when I need it and it has absolutely perfect TTL metering on OM film bodies :)
  15. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    I'm in. A 150 or 180 macro with mft focus accuracy and speed would be great. I have Sigma's 4/3 version but a native mft would be amazing. Would have to be f2.8 at least. F2 even better.

    Any 1.2 prime would be nice to aid the quest for shallow DOF.

    Anything long and fast.
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  16. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    more primes..... blah-blah-blah.gif yawn-3335.gif

    how about a nice little walk around zoom that goes a little wider than 12 and a little longer than 60. Don't care about fast but must be tiny and light
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  17. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    I'd actually be fine with a 14mm 1.8 with the build quality and price of the O25 and O45
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  18. Zee

    Zee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Weather sealed 75 F1.8.

    Better still, make it F1.2/F1.4...

  19. Yong

    Yong Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 25, 2014
    I'll opt for 14mm prime among the suggestions. I want decent wide angle prime but can't afford 12mm.
    Or, constant f/4 weather-sealed wide(and hopefully tele and mid-range) zoom lens which takes filter would be a great addition to current MFT catalogue. Now we have good f/2.8 PRO zooms trio, so why not f/4 AMATURE zooms? Kit lenses are fairly good though.
  20. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    14mm? What's wrong with the 14mm 2.5 and 15mm 1.7?
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