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Olympus 9mm f2.8 rumor

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by speedandstyle, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer


    This would be very interesting if it does come to pass! I personally am not going to hold my breath especially since Olympus has the 7-14mm f2.8 pro coming out soon. I would be more inclined to believe the rumor if it were a Panasonic lens{9mm version of the new 15mm}.
  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team Subscribing Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Now, this is more like it. Would be even better if it were an 8mm or better still a 7mm and took filters. I'd buy it in an instant!
  3. Jay86

    Jay86 Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Would have been much better if it were a 8mm or 7mm but Ill take it at 9mm F/2.8 as well! Assuming it takes filters....
  4. sushi

    sushi Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 28, 2013
    YES PLEASE! The mu43 system would definitely benefit from a nice fast wide angle prime that is reasonably priced and relatively compact! The upcoming 7-14mm Pro lens looks promising but it looks big. Filters please :D 
  5. RichDesmond

    RichDesmond Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2011
    United States
    9mm is fine for me. In a perfect world I'd prefer 8mm, but a 9mm should be a bit smaller and cheaper. As long as it takes filters I'll be a buyer.
  6. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team Subscribing Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    You know, I reckon an 8mm f2.8 that takes filters will be an absolutely fantastic addition to the u43 family. Please, please, please Oly (or Pany or Sigma or Samyang) make one for us please!!
  7. Jay86

    Jay86 Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Yeah I agree. That 16mm equivalent FL is awesome. But if they can make the 9mm f2.8 at a cheaper price in a smaller size I would be more then happy to live with the FL difference between 8 and 9. The only thing missing in my lens kit is a nice UWA fast rectilinear prime (well that and the 45mm 1.8 i still need to get). After that I seriously would find a hard time buying any new lenses.
  8. RichDesmond

    RichDesmond Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2011
    United States
    Yeah, it's the only piece missing that I really need. (I would like the 75mm also, but have a 75mm C-mount that works pretty well, so that's not a "must have".)
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  9. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 21, 2012
    South Africa
    Mike Kaplan
    I'd definitely consider it but would prefer a 8mm f3.5....

    When I had my Canon 650D, the Sigma 10-20 provided a 16mm equivalent FOV which was perfect....AND IT TOOK FILTERS!
  10. Johbremat

    Johbremat Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 5, 2013
    Fingers crossed it's actually a fish.

    Understand users are happy with the Samyang's performance, but AF at 2.8 with weather sealing would be nice.
  11. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    I'm a bit cynical about this... I'll believe it when I see it. Bring on the 7-14 f2.8, btw...
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