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Olympus Fast Primes f/1.2 not f/1

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by dornblaser, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
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  2. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    I think this is a good thing. F1.0 primes don't really match well with the m43 size. If they are sharp at 1.2 they will certainly be interesting.
  3. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    Yes, they could interesting. My wish list includes manual clutch and aperture ring. I know that the aperture ring is totally dreaming.
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  4. So Thankful

    So Thankful Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 9, 2015
    I think f/1.2 would be great in a 25 and 45. Manual clutch ring, metal construction, included lens hoods and weather sealing would be AWESOME!
    I was planning on picking up the Voightlander 42.5 this spring. I may wait to see Olympus' offering.
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  5. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    While I can understand a desire for the faster aperture, I'm not sure there will be enough there for me to upgrade my current primes. I'm sure they might also push the prices down on the f/1.8 primes as well.
  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    I know folks want these so I'm happy they might be coming. I'm also happy with 1.8. :) 
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  7. m43happy

    m43happy Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    If Oly makes a fast 12/14 and 25, I'd definitely consider upgrading from the PL15/PL25. :eek: 
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  8. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I really hope they incorporate the manual focus clutch, and I hope they do a 12, 17.5, 25, 42.5, and 67.5.
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  9. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    We already have AF 25mm f1.4 and 42.5mm f1.2 options, so 25 and 45mm don't seem too exciting to me personally.

    How about an interesting 14/28/55mm Prime run?

    I think 12mm is too wide to do well and stay reasonable at f1.2. And 28mm is more all-around useful.
    28mm=56mm equivalent and is like a lot of those longer normal f1.2's from the 70s. (Minolta 58mm, Canon 55mm, etc)
    55mm would be a long, but not too long, portrait length. I just used 55 because it was about double the 28mm I recommended. I think 50, 52.5 or 67mm would be great, too, if you want to stick with more "classic" lengths.
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  10. Ramsey

    Ramsey Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Though it would be their third, i really hope for the 17mm. As people said, 25 and 42,5 are already here. Alternatively, 67,5mm.
  11. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    +1 for 17mm
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  12. aidanw

    aidanw Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 19, 2012
    Wellington, NZ
    Also second the 17mm wish. It's slowly become my favourite all purpose focal length over a period of many years. I'm concerned though, that I would stick with the Oly 17mm f1.8 because inevitably an f1.2 lens is going to be heavier and bigger, so while a 17mm f1.2 would be amazing I wouldn't end up using it as much.

    I feel with the PL 25mm f1.4 there isn't enough of a differential, much as I imagine a 25mm f1.2 would be lovely.

    At the end of the day if a f1.2 lens makes my camera as heavy as a full-frame camera with f2 prime then I'm going to stick with the full-frame for pretty photos and m43 for travel, because I got the ff second-hand cheap and the lenses are peanuts second-hand (35mm f2, 50mm f1.8, 85mm f1.8 are all bargains), whereas I bet it's well over 4 digits for just one f1.2 m43 lens new.
  13. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Legend

    Mar 21, 2014
    I don't love the 17mm focal length, but a lot of people do, so I imagine they will have to do that. But in general I agree with tkbslc's options.

    I don't think we need a 25mm/1.2, and we definitely don't need a Nocticron competitor. I'm not even sure we need anything in between a Nocticron and the 75mm/1.8, if I'm honest.

    I don't even really want an ultrafast pro prime. I want a reasonably affordable weather-sealed f2 walkaround lens. Anything in the 20-30mm range.
  14. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    17/17.5, 25 and 42.5/45 would be my choices. I know that there are some nice lenses in those focal lengths already but I doubt Olympus views sales going to Panasonic and Voigtlander as positive. Given how nice the Pro Zooms are, I am hoping that Olympus' new primes will be stellar.
  15. JDK504

    JDK504 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 28, 2013
    This sounds great, but I already have the Nocticron and Panasonic 25 1.4.

    I would love to see a ultra fast zoom lens 12-40ish at F2 or less. I know that would be insanely expensive but I'd buy it ;) 
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  16. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    I'm just hoping for good fast and weather sealed primes in 10/12/17/25/42/75. Being new to the system I am glad I have not started buying the primes yet (other then the 17/2.8 as an everyday carry lens).
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  17. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Somebody's buying the voigtlander, yz, etc....95s. If Oly can make Pro 1.2s with clutches and superior IQ at Voigtlander prices or better I'd buy them. Well maybe one.
  18. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    David Dornblaser
    And the Oly's will have AF and are likely to be smaller and lighter than Voigtlanders.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2015
  19. Gary5

    Gary5 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 15, 2014
    I don't look forward to agonizing about an Oly 17.5/1.2 vs the Voigtlander I have.
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  20. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    Yeah, I don't think Olympus cares what Panasonic has made. But I do, so that's why I wouldn't find it as exciting.
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