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Panasonic 150mm 2.8 Coming at The End of the Year!!

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by humzai, May 13, 2014.

  1. humzai

    humzai Mu-43 Veteran

    410
    Apr 17, 2012
    Great news everyone panasonic did indeed hold the lens up vs canceling it. It was held up due to manufacturing difficulties, it seems they have been surmounted and hopefully it will be released at Photokina in September.


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    source: 43rumors
     
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  2. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Interesting.
     
  3. Timmy

    Timmy Mu-43 Regular

    110
    Dec 3, 2013
    Wiltshire - UK
    Thanks for sharing - so both this & the upcoming Oly 40-150 will be announced at Photokina September....
     
  4. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    I hope so. It seems to me any news about the 40-150 f2.8 have dropped off the rumor radar. Here's hoping Photokina will reveal some surprises and also fulfill what's been in the pipeline.
     
  5. humzai

    humzai Mu-43 Veteran

    410
    Apr 17, 2012
    More then merely interesting, I think. It's significant for a few reasons. 1. it provides a competitor to the Olympus 40-150mm 2.8 and hopefully leads to better pricing for both. 2. It shows Panasonic's commitment to the system. 3. Maybe it is indicative of the success of Panasonic's recent cameras especially the GH4 as it is much more suited to it, then any of their other cameras.
     
  6. BobbyTan

    BobbyTan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    560
    Dec 26, 2013
    Long Beach, CA
    Sure hope so! I want the Olympus 40-150/2.8 and 300/4 so badly so I can start doing some bird photography again.
     
  7. tosvus

    tosvus Mu-43 Top Veteran

    632
    Jan 4, 2014
    I wish The focal length was a bit longer, seeing I already have The 35-100. Maybe they could finally start selling a teleconverter at least. If Panasonic could make a stabilized 300/4 that would be best.
     
  8. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    The 50-200 will fill the gap for now. It works well with the E-M1.
     
  9. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    Good, now maybe I won't need to spend time correcting the posters who keep saying the lens was 'cancelled'.
     
  10. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    It's okay, but I'd prefer a 100-300 f/4 OIS lens instead.
     
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  11. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    Nothing wrong with a 300mm equiv f/2.8. The $7300, 2.4 kg Canon equivalent is one of their most popular super telephoto lenses.

    What would be nice would be a top-notch matching teleconverter.
     
  12. humzai

    humzai Mu-43 Veteran

    410
    Apr 17, 2012
    I'm hoping that Panasonic releases it along with their zoom teleconvertor. They patented a design for one a few years ago and with the release of this lens could you think of a more perfect accessory? A 150mm 2.8 a 210mm 4 and a 300mm 5.6 all in one nice and small package. Not the size of optic but it's motion in the ocean baby!
     
  13. hoodlum

    hoodlum Mu-43 Veteran

    212
    Jul 16, 2012
    Toronto Canada
    I am not interested is a 2xtc to get to 300mm. There would be too much of a sacrifice in IQ and AF speed. A 300mm prime would be a much better performer.
     
  14. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    Obviously. That's not the point.
     
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  15. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    And quite a few $$$.
     
  16. Yohan Pamudji

    Yohan Pamudji Mu-43 Veteran

    462
    Jun 21, 2012
    Mississippi, USA
    Is it just me or is this lens bigger than the upcoming Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8?
     
  17. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    Canada
    I'm not interested in this in the least bit.

    HOWEVER...I'm very happy to see a continued expansion of our system. Not only does it show Oly/Pan's commitment to the platform, but it should hopefully get more and more people to buy into M4/3...you know, the one's who are saying "I would get M4/3...BUT..." well, more and more of those "but"s are being answered...interested or not, this is a significant and serious piece of gear coming our way. Good to see...good to see. :)
     
  18. BobbyTan

    BobbyTan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    560
    Dec 26, 2013
    Long Beach, CA

    A 1.5x TC with 1 stop of light loss shouldn't be too bad. Would be nice to have a 150/2.8 + 300/4 + 1.5x TC.
     
  19. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    This would be ideal. 225/4 and 450/5.6 would be very nice.
     
  20. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    For me size matters ;) And the smaller the better.

    I am interested in small primes over fast primes so a 150/4 and a 300/5.6 would be more interesting to me. A little extra noise by raising the ISO is a small price to pay when I am backpacking, especially at my age.

    The 150/2.8 with a 2x TC could be a compromise.