New Rumored (FT5) Lens

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by MetilHed, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. MetilHed

    MetilHed Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 30, 2015
    Jeff
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  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    The 25, as I suspected, looks enormous; not for me. The 12-100 might be of interest if it's not too big and heavy and delivers top notch IQ. As I posted elsewhere, I can't see the point of the 30 macro - but YMMV!

    It's the E-M1ii announcement I'm really looking forward to of course.
     
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  3. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    Yeah, I just don't understand the need for a 60mm EFL macro lens. Your working distance has got to be pretty damn short.

    The 25mm is what it expected it to be, rather large. The 12-100 will be interesting when it comes to optical performance. At f/4, it needs to be sharp wide open across the range, and I'm not sure they'll be able to do that on an 8.3x zoom lens.
     
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  4. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    For those wondering, here's the size of the 25mm PRO compared to the 75mm (note, the image wasn't mine, I just pulled it from the comments section on 43rumors)

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  5. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    The 12-100 f4 lens with (I think) Sync IS might be rather good. I'm presently using the 12-60 f2.8-4.0 lens & pushing to get the tele shots without changing lenses, so this 12-100 could prove to be rather useful (so long as the IQ is also there). I hope the price isn't going to be the killer though.
     
  6. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Yea - pretty big. Looks even bigger than the Canon 50/1.2L.
     
  7. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    I too am using the 12-60 SWD, and am really really pleased with its optical performance. The question I have is whether or not this new 8.3x zoom that relies on software corrections will perform as well as a 5x zoom that is mostly corrected optically. I have my doubts, but we will see.
     
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  8. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    If you don't need the extra stop of light, you can pick up the small and inexpensive 25mm f/1.8. It's nice that we're getting these options in the m43 lens portfolio.
     
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  9. DanS

    DanS Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 8, 2016
    Central IL
    It looks like the 25 has an IOS on/off button.
     
  10. alex g

    alex g Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 30, 2016
    New York / Bath
    I think that's maybe the 12-100 you're looking at. Both have the assignable L-Fn button which is common to all the PRO range lenses.
     
  11. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    Yeah, definitely only an L-Fn button on the 25, and OIS slider switch on the 12-100.

    How odd is this: Panasonic finally started adding IBIS to their cameras, and Olympus finally started adding OIS to their lenses. It seems that people can finally use cameras/lenses interchangeably and not have to worry about stabilization (for the most part).
     
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  12. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Yep:

    Canon 50L: 85mm wide, 66mm long
    Olympus 25 Pro: 69mm wide, 87mm long

    So, the Oly is longer. Weight probably a wash too. I love u43, but I can't see the point in lenses like these. You'd be better off with a low cost FF system and an f1.8 50mm lens.

    Still, I guess we all have different needs and its existence doesn't mean I have to buy it!
     
  13. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Exactly what I've done. I played with the Panasonic 25/1.4 too but didn't find the extra half stop justified the extra size and cost.
     
  14. marktegethoff

    marktegethoff Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 4, 2015
    Washington, DC
    Mark Tegethoff
    Yeah, I think I'd agree with your last sentence there, but not necessarily the previous one (though I certainly respect that opinion). I'm fairly certain that I'm not going to be in the market for the 25 1.2, but choice is a good thing, and there will be those that need or want a razor-thin DOF or the light gathering advantages that the 1.2 will offer in a M43 package. That specific combo might not have many advantages of a specific FF camera/lens combo (on the other hand, the Pro lens IQ will hopefully be a bit better than your typical 50mm f1.8 lens), but for a photographer that also need to use a tele-zoom like the 40-150, there is a pretty big advantage size/weight-wise in that realm, so that same photographer, might appreciate having both of those options available to them.
     
  15. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Yes, I agree. Just because it's not to my taste doesn't mean it's not exactly what someone else loves!
     
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  16. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavel
    That Olympus 12-100 looks rather porky. But if it's decent optically, I may be interested.
     
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  17. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee

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    May 3, 2013
    California
    Sad about the size on the 25. I'd really love a weather-sealed 25mm with real manual focus, but that's yuge.
     
  18. DanS

    DanS Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 8, 2016
    Central IL
    Any mft lens that is f/1.2 is going to be pretty large.
     
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  19. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    The 12-100 has my interest. I have been thinking about adding the 40-150 Pro but this lens is a much better fit for the way that I shoot.
     
  20. Starfleet

    Starfleet Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 14, 2015
    Michigan, USA
    Alex
    Played a bit with proportions and the pictures leaked... these are the dimensions of the new lenses:
    12-100 f/4: 114 mm x 74 mm (L x D)
    25 f/1.2: 87 mm x 69 mm (L x D)

    in comparison:
    7-14 f/2.8: 106 mm x 79 mm
    12-40 f/2.8: 84 mm x 70 mm
    35-100 f/2.8: 99 mm x 68 mm
    40-150 f/2.8: 160 mm x 79 mm
     
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