NEW Olympus lenses 75mm and 60mm

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by speedandstyle, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    According to 4/3 rumors Olympus is going to announce two new lenses when they announce the new camera. They are a 75mm f1.8 and a 60mm f2.8 macro. Both of these are lenses I personally am super excited about. First a 60mm macro would be sweet on m4/3 and could be used for portrait too. The 75mm would be a moderate tele , short enough to do portrait but long enough for landscape and such and at f1.8 it is fast! These two sizes have not be offered in m4/3 native so it is good to see truly new lenses. Both of these lenses are suppose to be higher grade so figure higher price.

    43 Rumors | Blog | (FT5) Two new Olympus m43 lenses to arrive after the E-M5
     
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  2. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Very interesting, but I would have preferred the 75mm to be something around 68mm... I've used both 135mm and 150mm primes on film and always found the 150mm to be a bit of a nothing length - too long for portraits but too short for most tele work. The 135mm though is one of my favourites.
     
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  3. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Ad
    Change of budget planning now. This macro 60/2.8 could be for me, if it's any good.
     
  4. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Nice! Here's hoping they're priced like the 45/1.8, and not like the 12/2.

    75/1.8 would be a great option in particular for long portraits and street photography.

    DH
     
  5. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
    I do a lot of indoor shooting at meetings, lectures, etc. where a fast 75mm is very attractive.
     
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  6. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    I'm with Nick, loved my 135L. But a 68mm prime would never likely happen, so odd of a size.

    I'm torn now, I wanted this, but w/o IS (no oly body here), I'm leaning toward waiting for the 35-100, as much as it pains me (and will likely cost more). Ideally, I'd just get both =)

    Of course, this is all assuming the 75/1.8 is on par or better than the 45/1.8.
     
  7. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    I just read this post, and the new Pentax K-01 post.

    My E-P3 is looking better all the time. Real lenses coming out, awesome AF, great build quality, and, thank God, it doesn't look like it is made of Legos (though Legos rock...).
     
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  8. robertro

    robertro Mu-43 Veteran

    235
    Apr 22, 2010
    Wow - I'll line up for the 75mm f1.8. If it's anything like the 45/1.8 in quality and size, it'll be more useful to me than a larger, slower zoom!
     
  9. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    I'm all in.
     
  10. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Frickin' sweet!! I thought an 85mm f/1.8 and either a 65mm, 90mm, or 100mm f/2.8 macro would be ideal for this system. I would prefer a 90mm or 100mm macro but didn't really expect past a 65mm macro. The 60mm/2.8 and 75mm/1.8 are almost dead on, especially with our slightly smaller sensors. Love it! The line-up is really catching up now...

    This makes me happy. The day when I can get rid of my adapted lenses and build a complete collection of native lenses is approaching. When the lineup is more complete I'll be able to pick and choose which specific lenses I want, but so far I'm seeing the 25mm Summilux with the 75mm/1.8 and 60mm/2.8 Macro, then whatever fast super-tele they come out with in the 200mm area. The current "trinity" lenses are too close together for my liking. I like my primes to be more spread out than 12/25/45mm or 14/20/45mm.

    They seem to be sticking with the more classic prime focal lengths over the more modern ones, so I'm guessing the next telephoto will be a 200mm as opposed to 300mm or 150mm. Maybe another 180mm f/2 would be nice, like the OM Zuiko?

    This is all very exciting! =3
     
  11. RickyLee

    RickyLee Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 21, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    75mm at 1.8 .... Just hope it's below $500 £400.

    I can sell the PL14-140 to cover it!
     
  12. speltrong

    speltrong Mu-43 Veteran

    338
    May 8, 2011
    Northern California
    Happy to see new primes come out, though it's not likely that I'll pick up either. I'd consider a PL f/2.8 100 macro, though it'd probably cost a mint.
     
  13. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    856
    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Hmm the 70mm f/1.8. Go go Olympus!

    (Edit: my bad, 75mm!)
     
  14. supermaxv

    supermaxv Mu-43 Veteran

    273
    Sep 20, 2011
    70? I thought it was 75. Anyway, this is exactly what I was hoping for. Awesome!
     
  15. LovinTheEP2

    LovinTheEP2 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2011
    Toronto
    With the 12mm and 45mm and not 70/75 1.8.. Olympus seems serious about making some nice glass for the m43s kits. Only the 14mm & 20mm pana seems to stick out now from the other side of the table. Their 75-300 is decent and the IIR kit zoom is nicely done now as well.

    I hope they revisit the 17mm soon and make it 1 or 1.5 stops faster and ultra sharp.

    12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8 (dreaming), 14-42 IIR, 45mm/F1.8, 70/75mm/F1.8 would be awesome with the 75-300 for a telephoto.

    The only Pana i would look at then would be the 14mm vs. 12mm.
    I would probably not get the 45mm/F1.8 if the 70/75 IQ is equivalent or better. I would prefer the extra reach and background blur that it could give.

    Kit Zoom
    20mm/1.7 (until the 17mm is made faster)
    70/75/1.8
    12mm/2.0
    75-300

    I'm glad I've held of a bit on upgrading the EP2.. was waiting to see what Fuji did and if Sigma would ever get off their backsides and issue a significant update to their DP series but seems like I'm gonna commit to m43s lens if the next gens OM-D series and EP4 make a nice DR/ISO improvement. If the OM-D sensor panes out, then worth invest in glass now.
     
  16. peterbee

    peterbee Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 2, 2011
    Huddersfield, UK
    Peter Bartlett
    This news has made my day - I'll really struggle to decide which to go for first! Probably the 60mm for that extra reach for street photography as I really miss my 85mm on the DSLR (1.5X crop).
     
  17. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    Some might argue that the 25/1.4 and 45/2.8 macro are also stand outs.

    Fred
     
  18. robertro

    robertro Mu-43 Veteran

    235
    Apr 22, 2010
    +1

    Great idea!

     
  19. HuX

    HuX Mu-43 Regular

    26
    Jan 3, 2012
    If the 14/2.5 is being called stand out, then for sure those two should be front and center.
     
  20. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    597
    Oct 18, 2011
    The 7-14 Panny KILLS for sharp pics.
     
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