New Panasonic lenses.

Jamus

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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
 

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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?
 

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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?
 

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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?
At this forum we of course advice you m43!!!
- Or do you want to hear something else?
 

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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.
 

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engadget has lower prices than those listed above at $400, $600 and $250 respectively. Inclined not to put much store in this as they also quote the GH2 at $900 which I assume is body only. No one else has mentioned a body only option but it would make sense.
Panasonic's $900 Lumix GH2 officially debuts: 16MP, 1080p movie mode, 3D interchangeable lens -- Engadget
This store seems to confirm Engadget pricing - though the obviously have the wrong picture up for the 3D lens.


Kenmore Camera - Panasonic
 

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I was thinking I probably do not need the 14/2.5 since I have the GF1 kit lens that zooms down to 14 ... until I saw this. Then I thought the 20/1.7 and 14/2.5 would make a nice walk around pair. DP Review has some nice info here: Panasonic DMC-GH2 Preview: 5. 14mm F2.5 Pancake Lens: Digital Photography Review. Heck, I want those new front and rear lens caps for my 20!

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