Olympus 8-25 f4 Pro leaked

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I didn't want to hijack the news topic regarding the new E-P7. But 4/3 Rumors just released or rather leaked to images of the upcoming Olympus 8-25mm f4 Pro lens, which, from what I gathered, is already awaited by quite a lot of folks who are looking for a more compact, lighter high quality wide-angle zoom.
https://www.43rumors.com/first-leaked-image-of-the-new-olympus-e-p7-and-8-25mm-pro-lens/

While the new camera is said to be launched "very soon", there was no word regarding the lens.
Unlike the 12-45 f4 Pro, this one features a Fn-button, looks like it might have a MF-clutch and has 72mm filter thread.
 

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Interesting FL on this.

Given that I already have the Oly 12-100 and the Oly 9-18, I'm good without it.
I really don't need to buy/carry another lens to get the 8-9 mm or 8-12 mm range.
 

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Is anyone surprised by its size, design, or aesthetics? For me, it’s exactly what I was expecting - which is a good thing :). I’m assuming it’ll be optically excellent too. Now I need to decide whether to get one and replace the PL 8-18 I have at the moment. I like the PL, but the extra 7mm at the long end would be nice.
 

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It's funny that promo picture of the lens with E-M5 III when it is about the same size as 12-40mm F2.8. When I tried them in the store, I thought 12-40mm F2.8 was too big for E-M5 III, and there was no 12-45mm F4 then, so I went with 12-100mm F4 and E-M1 II instead. 8-25mm F4 will save significant weight compared to 7-14mm F2.8, but maybe not enough for everyone. It's bigger than I was expecting, but better for me since it means they lens can use the same filters as my 12-100mm F4. Maybe 8mm F1.8 is still the best choice for the smaller bodies.
 
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It says 72mm filter thread, so my guess is that it's going to be a fatter version of the 12-40/2.8 PRO lens, size-wise. Probably at 400+ grams. And it has an Fn button. Any guess on price? 1k, probably?
For me the question now is if it would replace my PL8-18 and my (recently bought - still travelling towards me) 12-45. Being a collapsible design makes it less appealing to me.
 

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I prefer trumpets over trombones.
I'm a fan of internal zooms, pity there are so few on m43 world (I only know of P45-175).
The irony is that the 45-175 is not weather sealed while the "tromboning" PRO zooms all are.
Olympus puts a great deal of effort into its weather/dust sealing. I've never heard of one failing. Certainly none of mine have, and most are 'trombone' type lenses.
 

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I'm a fan of internal zooms, pity there are so few on m43 world (I only know of P45-175).
The irony is that the 45-175 is not weather sealed while the "tromboning" PRO zooms all are.
The 35-100mm f2.8 is also internal focusing.
 

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Olympus puts a great deal of effort into its weather/dust sealing. I've never heard of one failing. Certainly none of mine have, and most are 'trombone' type lenses.
If I had to go to the end of the world, or even hell, and back for a paid for assignment, I would equip myself with Olympus lenses. From the film days of the OM-1 and OM-2 I learnt the hard way that Olympus lenses can survive weather conditions and temperatures that would see others fail.
 

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So is the 12-50 macro.
I think the list of m43 internal zooms is something like
  • Panasonic 7-14
  • Panasonic-Leica 8-18
  • Olympus 12-50
  • Panasonic 35-100
  • Olympus 40-150
  • Panasonic 45-175
  • Olympus 150-400
but I haven't carefully checked most of these and the only one I can confirm from personal use is the 45-175. It's my understanding the Olympus 7-14 is fixed length in the sense the front element moves but the hood does not.

I've also read the Panasonic 12-32 and Olympus 12-40 don't change much in length.
 

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I've also read the Panasonic 12-32 and Olympus 12-40 don't change much in length.

The 12-40 gets something like 40% longer at the telephoto end. The 7-14 PRO could be considered internally zooming as the length of the lens never changes while zooming, but it's not a truly internal zoom like the 40-150 PRO.
 
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Based on this

LensWidth x Length (mm)Weight (g)Filter thread (mm)
Oly 8-25mm f/4 Pro (leaked)77 x 88.541172
Oly 7-14 f/2.8 Pro79 x 106534--
Oly 12-40 f/2.8 Pro70 x 8438262
Oly 12-45 f/4 Pro63 x 7025458
Oly 12-100 f/4 Pro78 x 11756172
Pan 12-35 f/2.8 II68 x 7430558
PL 12-60 f/2.8-468 x 8632062
PL8-18 f/2.8-4 ----------------------------------------------------------- 73.4x88 -------------------------------------------------- 315 --------------------------- 67
Nevermind, my mistake!
 
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