Olympus lens roadmap updated 2019-11-27

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I wonder how many of the "future lenses" we will see.

The M.Zuiko 100-400 is announced and scheduled to release next month, so check that off.

The pro has 3 announced lenses, 150-400/4.5, 8-25/4 and 100 macro.
Of the three, the 150-400 is the only one that seems real, with pics of the lens and Winter 2020 release date.​
Will we see the 8-25 and 100 macro?​
The three pro Tele zooms (50-200/?, 50-250/?, 40-150/?) and "bright primes" are still unknowns.

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Yup, the only ones we can be sure of are the 100-400 and the 150-400 Pro. The rest seem possible, but we just have to wait and see. Like other wise people have said, don't bank on what's announced. Bank on what is real.
 

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Yup, the only ones we can be sure of are the 100-400 and the 150-400 Pro. The rest seem possible, but we just have to wait and see. Like other wise people have said, don't bank on what's announced. Bank on what is real.
Like the 100-400 and 150-400, the only other lens where the specs are list is the ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO. I believe this in now planned and will be announced soon after the 150-400 (likely by spring). Beyond that we will need to wait and see although it looks like the focus going forward will be on the PRO lenses as there are no new non-PRO lenses listed on the roadmap.
 

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Only time will tell... :hmmm:

Plenty of interesting lenses on the roadmap though and it'll cost me a fortune IF Olympus/NewCo ever releases those lenses.
 
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Only time will tell... :hmmm:

Plenty of interesting lenses on the roadmap though and it'll cost me a fortune IF Olympus/NewCo ever releases those lenses.

I own all the Pro lenses except for the 12-45mm f4 (didn't intend to get the f1.2 Primes, but they came up for ridiculously low prices during Boxing Day Sales). Not looking forward to the 150-400mm pricing though
 

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I own all the Pro lenses except for the 12-45mm f4 (didn't intend to get the f1.2 Primes, but they came up for ridiculously low prices during Boxing Day Sales). Not looking forward to the 150-400mm pricing though
Oh, I'm intrigued by the 150-400mm but it will be soooooooooooo over the budget for me + the lens is way too heavy. But still I want one! :D
 

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I have Two f/1.2 and they are simply fantastic. I wonder what “bright primes” really means: add at least a 12mm f/1.2 and and. 60mm f/1.2 or to create a new set of f/1.4. Unfortunately I think we won’t see anymore f/1.2 lenses.
I wish we had a 12mm f/1.2: I remember in 2019 there were “almost confirmed” rumours of an “imminent” announcement.
 

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I think if the brand continues, we will see more f/1.2 Pro primes. If we did get an Astro-centric wide angle F/1.2 prime, I wonder if they would give it IS?

It’s an off-the-wall idea, but one thing that I had been thinking that might be really interesting, in conjunction with a release of a wide angle f/1.2 prime, would be a new astrophotography feature (in addition to Star AF) where the camera uses the IBIS to follow the star movement ever so slightly. I imagine that just a little bit of star tracking would enable significantly longer shutter speeds for tack-sharp stars at low ISOs.

It’s wishful thinking, and I’m not sure how they would do it, but I’d like to think it would be possible. I suppose that it could do something similar to Hi-Rez operation (or maybe Hi-Rez already could work?), or perhaps track using the E-M1X GPS, etc (probably very data intensive). Either way, it’d probably require tripod use.
 

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I think if the brand continues, we will see more f/1.2 Pro primes. If we did get an Astro-centric wide angle F/1.2 prime, I wonder if they would give it IS?
I hope that very good IQ in a smaller package is an old-new direction now. Especially with the release of the 12-45mm F4. Personally I would welcome more primes, a 14mm and a 20/21mm, because the Zuiko line-up start to be overcrowded with zooms.

Regarding F1.2 primes. Ppl dont buy them here much because of price and size.
 

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I hope that very good IQ in a smaller package is an old-new direction now. Especially with the release of the 12-45mm F4. Personally I would welcome more primes, a 14mm and a 20/21mm, because the Zuiko line-up start to be overcrowded with zooms.

Regarding F1.2 primes. Ppl dont buy them here much because of price and size.
Some do. Most of those who do really like them.
 

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Like the 100-400 and 150-400, the only other lens where the specs are list is the ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO. I believe this in now planned and will be announced soon after the 150-400 (likely by spring). Beyond that we will need to wait and see although it looks like the focus going forward will be on the PRO lenses as there are no new non-PRO lenses listed on the roadmap.
I'm hopeful that will show up. I'd be interested, especially if it's more affordable than the 7-14 f2.8 Pro and could take screw-in filters.
 

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I am looking for more compact, brighter primes to complement my 12-100mm F4. With a 10mm F1.4 and a 100mm F2.8 macro, I would have all of the Micro 4/3 lenses that I need.

8-25mm F4 seems cool but I still wish they paid a bit more attention to their wide angle prime lens lineup too. Like 7mm F1.8, 10mm F1.4, 12mm F1.4... I think that would fill a big gap to have something not only smaller but also brighter than the 7-14mm F2.8.
 

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I watch the Olympus Landscape youtube video this week. [One you had to register for] there was quick discussion on the lens road map and the presenter indicated the 8-25 was still in the works and they posted a picture of the 100-400 and some photos from it. This was from the Business manager giving the talk.
 

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Introduction: E-M10 IV + 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS

Olympus are giving an interactive youtube session on the 19 August. Once you register you get the private link to the session.
You dont have to watch it at the time as it is available for a day or so after.
May be a chance to ask questions about this lens
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introd...mm-f50-63-is-live-stream-tickets-116181420757


Current sessions
https://shop.olympus.com.au/event/event?page=2

Edit:
Looks like the session is full now as it does not seem to be available, but they may add another session as they have done previously for popular topics.
 
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