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Oly 7-14mm 2.8 reportedly to be priced @ $1799

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Ranger Rick, May 29, 2014.

  1. Ranger Rick

    Ranger Rick Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Tempe, AZ
    Rick
  2. EarthQuake

    EarthQuake Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2013
    Ditto, that price is crazy if true.
     
  3. Galengwath

    Galengwath Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 11, 2013
    Yeah, it does seem a bit pricey. I'll still want one if it's up to the optical quality of my 12-40, but I certainly won't be able to afford it unless it's a lot cheaper than this price.
     
  4. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
  5. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    This is a price that has been converted into USD. It is certainly going to be less than $1,799 in the real USD price.
     
  6. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2010
    Except in UK, where it will be £1799 :wink:
     
  7. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    Awesome. Honestly, the price seems like it might be a little high, but I wouldn't call it unreasonable for a lens that wide and that fast (assuming it meets Olympus usual optical standards).
     
  8. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hmm...
    Was hoping I could sell my ZD 7-14mm and get one of these (hoping this is lighter), but it may be too expensive. And the used ZD market will probably fall once this comes out.

    Anyone know the weight of the new lens?

    Barry
     
  9. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    I'd suspect so. Look at what happened to 12-60/2.8-4.0 prices after the 12-40/2.8 came out. And the 12-40/2.8 isn't even a direct replacement.

    Nope. I doubt Olympus knows either - so far they've only shown mockups.
     
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  10. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    Canada
    I'm a big fan of UWA zooms and fast lenses (The Tokina 11-16 2.8 and later the Canon 16-35L II 2.8 lived on my cameras for years)...but I doubt I'd ever bother getting this lens at that price (and I'm sure it will be rather large/heavy by M4/3 standards).
     
  11. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

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    Nov 9, 2012
    Traverse City, MI
    Clint
    If that price is true...I might buy back my old Olympus 7-14 f/4 or go with the panasonic. I was hoping for this to be in the $1000-1200 range. Damn.
     
  12. jsusilo

    jsusilo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 28, 2012
    If only it has filter thread ... ah well ...
     
  13. bredman

    bredman Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 30, 2013
    Sherwood Forest
    Pete
    shut-up-and-take-my-money-480x300.


    I just wish they'd get on with it.
     
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  14. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    If you already have the ED 7-14mm f4, I don't really see the need to replace it with the 7-14mm f2.8.One stop with a super-wide angle lens isn't going to make a lot of difference.
     
  15. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros
    Nice spec. Too rich for my blood.
     
  16. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 21, 2012
    South Africa
    Mike Kaplan
    Well done Olympus - shot yourselves in the foot again with product pricing...
     
  17. SojiOkita

    SojiOkita Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2014
    France
    This is basically the price of other ultra wide f/2.8 pro zooms.
    Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 is $2000.
    Canon 16-35 f/2.8 is $1700.
    And their price were probably higher when they were just released.

    As Olympus lenses are not known to be cheaper than their 24x36 equivalents, the price is not a suprise.
    I think it was a little naive to hope a Oly 7-14 f/2.8 to be priced like the Panasonic 7-14 f/4.
     
  18. Reesebass

    Reesebass Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 5, 2013
    Too expensive! Should be $1199 max. Anyway i do want to have a 14mm equivalent, but luckily there is a Samyang 10mm F2.8, get the EF version (not mft version) + speedbooster and you will have a nice 7mm F2 non fisheye extreme wideangle. Price about $650 together with the focal reducer, i bet it's not as sharp as the Olympus, but still a nice alternative.
     
  19. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Quality always comes at a price.
     
  20. MassimoFoti

    MassimoFoti Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 27, 2014
    Lugano (Switzerland)
    I'll skip this and wait for the 40-150 f/2.8