Olympus 10,12,14 and 16mm F1.4 Prime Patents

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This could be exciting. Some high grade f1.4 weather resistant primes closer in size to the 1.8s as opposed to the 1.2s would be a welcome addition to the m43 lens lineup.
 

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Agreeing with that, I do think they will be on par with the PL 1.4 size-wise, though. If they could come in at a somewhat more handy price-point as well, say no more than the current PL 25 mm f:1.4, I would upgrade the 1.7 and 1.8 primes I have, for the weather-sealing alone.
 

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Even though I don’t like any of those focal lengths patented so far, I’m glad they have patented it hoping it will result in 25,45 (or there about), and 75 1.4.
 

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Hopefully these will be consumer/premium grade and not PRO, but with weather sealing. Something to match the f2 series from Fuji.
 

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I highly doubt all the patents will turn into actual products. My guess is they'll focus on the focal lengths that make the most market sense.

There's definitely a gap for a fast 10mm and 14mm, but 12mm and 16mm are already filled.
 

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I’ve been hoping for some short primes looks like the 10 would fit nicely in my bag as I miss my Nikon 14f2.8
 

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Of course, sometimes a patent will be taken out to stop someone else developing the same configuration. I wonder what is specific about the design to justify the patent, and what the two arrows half way down the lens signify?
 

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If they're not too expensive.... I'll be going to London next March-ish, and will be taking my E-M5 MkIII (hopefully, I'll buy one as long as it's not a disappointing turd) with the 12-40 f/2.8. I'd like to have a prime, and right now, the 17mm f/1.8 is what I'll probably end up getting. That kit will fit in my Peak Design 5L sling bag. The E-M5 MkII fits in it great with the 12-40 on it and one additional lens.

I could see either a 14 or 16mm prime, as long as it's not HUGE and not stupid expensive. My intentional use will be indoors, such as inside museums and such. The 12-40mm will be the "walking around" lens.
 
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