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P/L 100-400mm should be in press release at 10:00PST

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by mcasan, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    Atlanta
  2. gary0319

    gary0319 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    471
    Nov 26, 2014
    Sarasota FL
  3. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    $1800 is something I might well spend ($2300 CAD). $2500 for the Olympus is really out of reach ($3250 CAD).
     
  4. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Rob
    Hope it's a winner. I love my pl24,1.4. Hoping this has similar magic. The price is more palatable than the O300, but this one has to displace the 50-200 with TCs. Looking forward to the reviews.
     
  5. hoodlum

    hoodlum Mu-43 Veteran

    305
    Jul 16, 2012
    Toronto Canada
    Will the small hood provide enough protection from flare? The recent Leica/Lumix lenses seem to be more prone to flare.
     
  6. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    I'm quite amazed at how small the lens hood is. It appears to be smaller than the one for the 100-300, which it shouldn't have to be given they both start at f/4. I personally would have preferred a standard reversible, bayonet-mount hood that will actually shade the front element...
     
  7. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    While the 50-200mm is a great budget lens in its focal range, I expect it's a foregone conclusion that this lens will be better in every respect than the 50-200 with a 2x TC. Wider aperture (f4-6.3 vs. f5.6-7.1), sharper, fewer aberrations, faster autofocus, built-in limiter, less weight (985g vs. 1350g with EC-20 + MMF-3). 2x teleconverters have never been a great solution optically, and it's no shame at all to be superseded by a brand new $1800 lens...
     
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