New Panasonic Lenses--UK Pricing on DPReview

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by pdh, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 6, 2010
    Hope I'm not repeating something that's already been posted elsewhere ... but saw this on DPR

    Panasonic announces three new Lumix lenses: Digital Photography Review

    which prices the 14mm pancake at ~£350, the 100-300mm zoom at ~£550 and the "3D" lens at ~£250

    On the zoom, that is a substantial difference from the new Olympus which has been suggested on DPR as being priced at 899Euros (~£770). Be interesting to see if there's a substantial difference in IQ, AF speed etc. that might account for the premium, even though the Olympus is a little slower aperture-wise

    But at £550, I might easily be persuaded to flog my 4/3 70-300mm to part-finance a new 100-300mm ...

    hmmm ...
     
  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    I have a pre-order for the 100-300 with Amazon (USA). Who knows when they will be available locally and at what (premium) price.
     
  3. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 6, 2010
    ... I see Amazon.com have these priced at US$600 ; that would be about £380 in the UK ...

    Local pricing, dontcha love it?

    (Er, no ...)
     
  4. dko22

    dko22 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 26, 2010
    Stuttgart, Germany
    I'm sure the 100-300 will before long be on sale for around £450 which doesn't seem bad but fortunately I don't really need that range. I have to say I'm not entirely convinced of the point of the 14. Less than a stop brighter than the 14-45/42, its IQ will have to be something special to justify the steep asking price (though no doubt the price will settle around that of the 20). But then again, there is something attractive about such a tiny lens! Neither of those are likely to be finding their way into my bag. If by some miracle they manage to pull off something like a fast 12-75 zoom which isn't too expensive or heavy, then I might be interested. At the moment, most of my interest is focussed on the GH2.
     
  5. sinophilia

    sinophilia Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Verona, Italy
    The 100-300 is already at £449 on this site.
    I already bought two lenses from this shop and they've been very nice.
    They are accepting pre-orders but are not very sure about the availability date...
     
  6. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 3, 2010
    I think its all about the small size and the optical performance will be better than the kit lens at the 14mm.
    "fast 12-75 zoom" Now that would be on my buying list
     
  7. Danny_Two

    Danny_Two Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2010
    London
    Park Cameras have the 14mm at £330 and the 300mm at £500, I find they generally have the best prices in the UK for mft stuff.
     
  8. sinophilia

    sinophilia Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Verona, Italy
    So I pre-ordered the 100-300 from Mathers... it should become available around the middle of this month. Hope to put my hands on it by the end of November. Then I guess my 45-200 will go on eBay before prices fall too much.
     
  9. grum

    grum Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 2, 2010
    Mathers have the 14mm at £285.
     
  10. blue

    blue Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2010
    UK
    100-300mm delayed until mid Dec?

    I have had this lens on preorder, original dispatch given for arrival this week - just got email to say it will now be another 5-6 weeks !

    Not impressed.
     
  11. sinophilia

    sinophilia Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Verona, Italy
    where did you pre-order it? I guess some retailers are overly optimistic about availability.
     
  12. blue

    blue Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2010
    UK
    Amazon UK site from Amazon themselves (not a reseller), it appeared a good few weeks ago. I'm keeping an eye out elsewhere now however.
     
  13. sinophilia

    sinophilia Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Verona, Italy
    Mathers will e-mail me as soon as stock arrives, I will let you know.
     
  14. sinophilia

    sinophilia Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Verona, Italy
    Mathers says they are dispatching my lens on Monday so it's in stock now! :)
    It will take about 10 days to get to Italy.
     
  15. blue

    blue Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2010
    UK
    Amazon are still showing mid Dec

    I'll give them another week or so then speak to Mathers. Anyone else got dispatch notices ?
     
  16. michaelfinch

    michaelfinch Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 24, 2010
    Lancashire, England
  17. sinophilia

    sinophilia Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Verona, Italy
    Well, why buy it at £599 when you can have it for £449? As I said, I already bought two lenses from Mathers some months ago and everything went very smoothly. Can't wait to try this new baby on my GF1!