New Panasonic II lenses - are changes just cosmetic?

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Holoholo55, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    This is all purely speculation though, unless you have sources that have confirmed the component changes necessary to label the lens as freeze-proof.
     
  2. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Ah yes, those were just possibilities.
     
  3. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    These really have me reconsidering a few things. I was thinking the new 50-200 f/2.8-4.0 would be my next purchase. Now it might be between the 45-200, 50-200, and 100-300.
     
  4. JYPfoto

    JYPfoto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    The 100-300 now seems like a very transition lens if you have the 12-35, 35-100 and get the 100-300 now. I have a feeling that the 55-200 will end up being like $1,299-1,499.
     
  5. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    I don't see any reason why it would be less than $1,500. The 12-60 is the same price as the 12-35 and 12-40. The 40-150 PRO is $1,500 list, and to get the same reach you would need to add the $350 1.4x TC.
     
  6. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    And here I was hoping that since the 12-60 f/3.5-5.6 is $500 and the f/2.8-4.0 is $1000; that since the 45-200 f/3.5-5.6 is $450 that the f/2.8-4.0 would only be $900. :oops:
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