Olympus 7-14mm pro & 8mm pro hands on

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Halaking, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. dbzkid777

    dbzkid777 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 26, 2014
    Old news, it was announced over a year ago.
    If you have the 12-40mm, no point in the 7-14mm IMO, just get the 8mm.
     
  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    7mm is a world of difference from 12mm, so I'm not sure I agree with this. The 8mm is a fisheye, so I doubt it'll tempt me from the Samyang 7.5. The 7-14 will of course be a competitor to the Panasonic and if it does better in the corners I can see it doing well (price notwithstanding!).
     
  3. MoonMind

    MoonMind Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 25, 2014
    Switzerland
    Matt
    I agree about "old news", in a way (the lenses aren't out yet, so there will be new news some time in the future ... oh, well), but when it comes to desirability, in all honesty, I don't know ... As attractive as ultra-wide pictures may be sometimes, I'd rather have the 28mm equivalent around in order for the ultra-wide angle zoom to be suitable for general purpose use in a pinch. And if the 12-40mm is anything to go by, I'd probably buy the 7-14mm because it'll more or less equal the prime in terms of performance. But the 8mm is one attractive lens alright ...

    M.

    EDIT: Paul, I see you sort of beat me to it :)
     
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