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New Panasonic lenses.

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by bilzmale, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

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  2. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 2, 2010
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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Just did a quick price conversion from Yen to USD.
    14mm $585
    100-300 $950
    3D $300

    I hope street prices are lower than that.
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  4. Jamus

    Jamus Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Peter Jamus
    The 14mm is a very tempting piece of glass, I must say. That's the ideal focal length I had originally wanted for my GF1.
    I'll have to wait for reviews, and comparisons between the 20mm and 14, first. :p 
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

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  6. JoepLX3

    JoepLX3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 13, 2010
    Also big news is the 3D support on G2

    Also, a trifecta of firmware updates (detailed after the break) are slated for release this fall, with the most major of them enabling the Lumix G2 to play nice with the H-FT012 3D lens.
    - Curious if Panasonic will release it also on GF/H1 (probably they will at least on GF2 - but we have to wait another 3-4 months on that camera)

    The 14 mm is nice length to have in collection, but where is the really fast portrait?
  7. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    I wanna start shooting in 3D.
    This can be done with the G2 (body Euro 500) plus the 3D lens (Euro300 ?).
    That makes a total of Euro 800.
    The new 3D camera from Fuji costs Euro 450.
    What you advice? Fuji or Pan ? Why ?
    When will the 3D lens be available?
  8. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    14mm Pancake sounds good to me too!
  9. JoepLX3

    JoepLX3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 13, 2010
    At this forum we of course advice you m43!!!
    - Or do you want to hear something else?
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  10. JoepLX3

    JoepLX3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 13, 2010
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  11. mgowin

    mgowin Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 16, 2010
    Lincoln, IL
    What I really want in m4/3 lenses

    The 3D lens seems gimmicky to me and I'm not interested in another slow zoom. Probably like some others here, I have a DSLR (Nikon D700) for serious/client work and keep the GF1 for a carry around/travel camera. To make the m4/3 system ideal for that use, I'd like to have a set of three fast AF primes for my GF1. By fast, I mean f/2 or better.

    Here's my wish list:

    1. 28mm (or wider) equivalent - new 14mm hits that spot (although it's not extremely fast at f/2.5)
    2. 50mm equivalent - Pany 20mm is close enough at 40mm equiv and plenty fast at f/1.7
    3. 90mm equivalent - Leica 45mm macro? Pricey and could be faster.

    Sure, you can use adapters for non-m4/3 lenses but you lose AF. Fast, native primes with AF would be super and, I think, broaden the appeal of the format. Plus, if they have fast, wide apertures, they don't need to have image stabilization built into the lens--easier to develop and lower cost. Slow zooms and gimmicky lenses simply keep the m4/3 format in the consumer camp, IMO.
  12. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
    This store seems to confirm Engadget pricing - though the obviously have the wrong picture up for the 3D lens.

    Kenmore Camera - Panasonic
  13. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
  14. antifire

    antifire New to Mu-43

    Sep 16, 2010
    The size improvement isn't that significant.
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