New Olympus zoom

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Photodan1, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Photodan1

    Photodan1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 26, 2012
    Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Dan
    That thing looks bad to the bone. I hope the tests come back great and I don't have to mortgage the kids to buy it!
     
  2. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    Clint
    The E-M1 and the 12-40mm f/2.8 w/62mm filter is looking very interesting!
     
  3. Swandy

    Swandy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 15, 2009
    Been waiting for this (although I do wish it was a bit longer on the long end). And might have preferred a 2.8-4.0 lens if they could have kept the size/weight and probably price a bit less than it is going to end up. But I can still see picking it up and getting rid of my 12-50 (and possibly 14-42) because I don't see either getting a lot of use afterwards.
     
  4. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2011
    Oak Harbor, WA
    6cm longer and almost 1cm wider than the pany 12-35, and no ois. I hate to say it by I'm uninterested. I chose m43 mainly for it's size and weight advantage, even if it's better than the 12-35, it would have to be magical for me to consider it at this time.
     
  5. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    I generally prefer Olympus lenses to panasonic, but this will have to be sensational for me to swap from the panny 12-35.

    Gordon
     
  6. htc

    htc Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 11, 2011
    Finland
    Harry
    Maybe you have wrong information about the 6 cm? If you look those pictures of it and take imaginary 6 cm of, the Pany should be quite a pancake.
     

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  7. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2011
    Oak Harbor, WA
    (FT5) Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 lens to be announced along the new E-M1 camera! | 43 Rumors 43rumors list it as being 131.16mm, the 12-35 is only 73mm. The 35-100 is only 99mm... I'll admit that the rumor site could be wrong, being a rumor site and all that. But if it's right, it's actually 5mm longer than the 100-300. Given the other pictures on the site, maybe that's including the lens hood?
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  8. Swandy

    Swandy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 15, 2009
    Unless the guy in the picture has HUGE GORILLA HANDS there is no way that lens is anyway near that length and width. Possibly a bit larger diameter than the Pana (filter size would seem to indicate that) but the length looks much shorter. And the figure you are quoting from is the original patent application anyways.
     
  9. SkiHound

    SkiHound Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2012
    I saw a link to a site that was $1450 for EM1 body, $900 for the lens, and I don't recall the exact number for the kit but something like $2250. We'll see in a couple of weeks.
     
  10. daum

    daum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2011
    This looks like an awesome PRO camera kit. But what about us PEN users? I wish it were possible to design a smaller or even pancake zoom (similar to the Panasonic 14-42 X) with a constant 2.8 aperture.

    This 12-40 is too still bigger than I'd like for a m43 zoom.
     
  11. SkiHound

    SkiHound Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2012
    Well there is that thing called physics that makes this a challenge.
     
  12. FrayAdjacent

    FrayAdjacent Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    M@
    Nope. You have to fit the large aperture in the barrel and all the motors and controls around it. There's a reason constant aperture zooms are big.

    I have the Pany 12-35 and it's a very very nice lens. I'm not sure if I'll want to dump it and buy the Oly lens, but I like the design and it's nice that it has a l-fn button on it. Having an EM-5, I have IBIS, so I leave the lens OIS off all the time anyway.


    What I'm curious about is if Oly will come out with a 40-100mm f/2.8 to compete with the Pany 35-100 f/2.8. That lens may end up becoming my long lens.
     
  13. jpark1982

    jpark1982 Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2013
    No way you'd get a constant 2.8 out of a pancake design. There's a reason why 2.8 zooms are all rather large and heavy. It takes a lot of glass. There's no reason you can't put this on a E-P5.
     
  14. jpark1982

    jpark1982 Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 3, 2013
    A Oly 40-100 to complement this would be fantastic. I was thinking of getting the 12-35/35-100 set soon but I think I'll hold off. It seems like the only Panasonic lens I'll end up getting are the Panasonic Leica ones. Already got the PL25 and intrigued by the PL42.5.
     
  15. daum

    daum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2011
    I know... Just wish it were possible.
     
  16. daum

    daum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 26, 2011
    Sure you can but it makes the camera bigger than I want. I even hate when the 7-14 is mounted on it but It's not that big of an annoyance since it is a specialty lens.

    Ideally I'd like a fast pancake zoom with to replace my "standard" or most used lens which is the 17mm 1.8. It's small-ish, fast, but no zoom. Would be perfect daily/travel lens it it had zoom.
     
  17. TetonTom

    TetonTom Mu-43 Regular

    I wonder how much the hood is going to cost?
     
  18. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    :biggrin::tongue::biggrin:
     
  19. ntblowz

    ntblowz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 13, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Don't think there will be F2.8 telephoto from Olympus (even 43rumor denounce it). But there will be 40-200mm F4 coming out, my friend estimate the size should be similar to 35-100mm and uses the same 62mm diameter as the 12-40mm.
     
  20. htc

    htc Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 11, 2011
    Finland
    Harry
    It's 82 euros including VAT but there is going to be that VIP combo where it's included. It's all silver and cost 1099 euros :biggrin:

    That actually reminds me that I should start another thread "why there are no leaks of silver 12-40 lens"!