Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by aikidoka, Aug 24, 2011.
It appears the only way to zoom the lens is with the power zoom.
Right, in this case a spare battery is a crucial companion to the lens
And more importantly... the only way to focus is Auto Focus!
Power zoom? Nah! Another step towards dumbing down :43: imo and another stick for Canikon cultists to beat the system with. Not that there's anything intrinsically wrong with a large sensored p&s. Some people love the Sigma DP1/2 and the Leica X1
That's incredible. I might have to cancel my 40-150mm order if the 175mm is the same way. I just hope it isn't ridiculously expensive.
There is another switch on the bottom. It might be a focus "ring".
The geek in me is really loving this. Basically, it can really turn mFT into a fixed lens solution without being fixed lens. I don't have a problem with power zoom. But as you pointed out, I do like manual focus(or focus by wire). Some compacts have the ability to do this through the menu, but AFAIK, Panasonic or Olympus aren't going to change their menu. It better focus fast and accurate.
My guess would be an OIS switch for the second one there.
I have to admit I'm pretty impressed with this one - if you're more into compact primes this definitely has a place in your bag for the occasional time you need a zoom. I wonder if the 45-175 will be a similar design - that would definitely separate itself from the 45-200!
I'm digging it. Hope it will be bundled with future G3 or GF3 kits. Makes for a nice compact travel set with my 20mm.
Holy crap. Stabilized, too. Absolutely unbelievable, and I'm amazed this is physically possible. (Cue idiots complaining about digital correction of distortions in 3...) This really steps up the game.
This is the gateway drug for P&S upgraders. Cool.
A agree, it may not be for everyone but it is a pretty cool little idea. I can see where this would be pretty handy.
Agreed. If it's not too expensive, I'd be tempted to pick it up and add it to my kit. For those who shoot a lot of video, I can't see how one can avoid it.
I think this is a great idea. Most people hate on the 14-42 already and go for the 14-45 because it's sharper. I think trying something new is great and I love the compact size. I probably wouldn't go for it personally but the more selection the better.
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Oh, yeah, another slow 14-40ish zoom
At least this one is super compact. No filter threads though.
Still waiting for the "bright zoom" I guess ...
Agreed. I would love to see these sitting in Best Buy, etc. The GF3 and G3 will look ridiculously small with it mounted next to the NEXs.
looks like 37mm filter to me - it is a smaller thread like oly, the thread number is marked around the front element.
I like the idea of that, manual focus or not.....
I also like the idea. A zoom in a pancake body?: that seems pretty smart and fancy.
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