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Oly 7-14 Pro coming in June

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by mcasan, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    The little kid in you must have a bigger piggy bank than the little kid in me does. ;) 
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  2. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    It could be a good replacement for my 9-18, but I need to see the size/weight/cost of the 7-14.
  3. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 30, 2014
    The little kid in me repeatedly smashes my piggy bank and stares in disbelief at the emptiness that springs forth.

    That said, I'm very interested in this lens too and want to see how much Olympus is going to charge for it.
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  4. jeffryscott

    jeffryscott Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    I'm excited about this lens. I loved my Panasonic 7-14 when I had it years ago and hope to get this one. The extra stop and the weather sealing make it more desirable for me than the Panasonic version. Hopefully the price is reasonable.
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  5. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    Too expensive and too late. I got used Pany 7-14 for $400 and altered it to take front filters.
  6. Wandering Aengus

    Wandering Aengus Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2012
    Me too, but it will be easy to do the same on the Oly. I have no qualms with the image quality of the Panny, but the extra stop and especially the weather sealing makes the Oly interesting to me.
  7. jcm5

    jcm5 Mu-43 Veteran

    May 12, 2014
    What's the projected price for this?
  8. Wandering Aengus

    Wandering Aengus Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2012
    Haven't seen a price posted anywhere. You would think they would have to be in the ballpark of the Panny to sell it, though. They could command some premium for the extra stop and the weatherproof.

    While the extra stop would be nice, for the landscape I do with the lens, it isn't really needed. I almost always am stopped down. The weather resistance would be nice, but I am not going to pay $500.00 more than the Panny for the weatherproof feature.

    If the image is a lot better, that's a different story. However, the Panny is a really good lens, so that is going to be tough.
  9. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    I would guess in the $1000 range. I want one for night photography and landscapes.
  10. Wandering Aengus

    Wandering Aengus Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2012
    I'm not sure they can get $1799 for it. The Panny is really good. I would think there would be limited applications where one would need the extra stop on an ultra wide. Weather seal isn't worth $900 more to me.

    If that is the price, it will be a hard sale, to me at least.
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  11. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Yeah, that's a lot. F2.8 isn't special enough for that price. Let's hope not. We want m43 to succeed, that doesn't help.
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  12. Wandering Aengus

    Wandering Aengus Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2012
    I am thinking <$1200.
  13. zensu

    zensu Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    Alabama USA
    All we can do is guess for now, so I guess it will be the same price as the 40-150 f2.8 Pro lens which today cost $1499 US dollars. I hope I'm wrong and it's much cheaper.
  14. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    Pany's official price is $1200, so I wouldn't expect anything less.
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  15. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    Well I don't know about the ideal price, but certainly there is a lot of precedent for f2.8 and f4 UWA from our Full Frame DSLR brothers. It's usually a pretty expensive stop there, too.
  16. Wandering Aengus

    Wandering Aengus Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2012
    Canon 24-70 2.8 @$1872.00
    Nikon 24-70 2.8 @$1886.00
    Oly 12-40 2.8 @$999.00
    Pan 12-35 2.8 @$898.00

    Nikon 14-24 2.8 @$1997.00
    Canon 16-35 2.8 @$1599.00
    Oly 7-14 2.8 @$ slightly more than 1/2 the price of above?
  17. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    I really doubt it will sell for more than the 40-150mm, but I bet it will be close.

    Those are also street prices vs MSRP.
  18. Wandering Aengus

    Wandering Aengus Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2012
    Agreed. That is really all that matters, though.
  19. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror! Subscribing Member

    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    If it goes for 1799, I'm going to be pissed and the REpurchase my old olympus 7-14
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