Panasonic LX100 has a stunning 24-75mm f/1.7-2.8 lens!

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by letsgofishing, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

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  2. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

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    Why they would put such a long focal length zoom on it? A wider/shorter zoom would surely have been far more practical.
     
  3. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
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    Joe
    If panasonic manage to make this thing compact-ish....say no larger than a Sony RX1 AND manage to put a 12-37/f1.7-2.8 zoom on it (plus all the other goodies...EVF, touch screen, top video, IBIS/IOS, wifi, fast and silent shutter.....then SNAP! Quite possibly THE perfect compact all-rounder IMO.

    Count me in(I can only assume the 24-75 is with 2x crop factor....so an m43 12-37)
     
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  4. drd1135

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    For one, I'm interested in the longer zoom. It's one of the reasons I don't buy fixed lens compacts like the rx100.
     
  5. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    if this new camera is very compact, then panasonic needs to worry about gm1 or the new gm5 sales.
     
  6. val

    val Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    the LC1 design is very nice so that would be great!!

    I wouldn't worry about the GM1 because you can't switch lenses on the LX1000.

    If anything, Panasonic are way overdue for such a camera.
     
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  7. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
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    Joe
    ...and now it has a multi aspect sensor and smaller than the canon g1xii....this is starting to sound TOO good to be true.
     
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  8. Geoff3DMN

    Geoff3DMN Mu-43 Veteran

    Unless the rumor is misquoting the actual specs and it's a 24-75mm equivalent lens (some compacts are quoted that way) which would make the real focal length of the lens 12-37.5mm (which seems more reasonable).
     
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  9. blindinglight

    blindinglight Mu-43 Regular

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    And that aperture? I'd be shocked if the lens is more compact than the 25mm Summilux. Can't wait for Monday.
     
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  10. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

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    I'll be impressed if the lens is smaller than the Pany 12-35.
     
  11. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

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    I reckon that's FF equivalent....
     
  12. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    MMmmmm I like. I've always like Panasonic's P&S starting from the LX3. This LX100 (I don't like that naming convention) would be very interesting to me.
     
  13. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Don
    Major appeal! Go Pany.
     
  14. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

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    Oops, you're right.
     
  15. eljay

    eljay Mu-43 Regular

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    Sounds promising, but it won't be cheap if it does all that in a compact package.

    Personally, I can't wait to hear all about the rumoured GM5.
     
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  16. LovinTheEP2

    LovinTheEP2 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Seems panasonic are getting the small form factor right and video. Olympus does a selfie update...it does seem olympus is a bit lost...
     
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  17. noohoggin1

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    Kind of wondering about the rumored "GM-5" now....if this thing is compact enough, then I agree with Livnius: possibly the perfect, small all-arounder. I would buy one in a heartbeat.
     
  18. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

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    If it's equivalent, then it makes sense.
     
  19. hoodlum

    hoodlum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Actual focal length is 10.9–34mm so it is actually a 2.2x crop due to the 16mp sensor being used as a mult-aspect sensor. And remember that 16:9 would be closer to 22-70mm equivalent due to the multi-aspect.
     
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  20. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

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    I have high hopes for the LX100. I just hope it isn't too big. I'm kind of expecting it to be about the size of the GX1 with, say, the 20mm f/1.7 on it, at least with the lens withdrawn or at its widest focal length. The LX100 just might prevent me from buying a Fuji X100t or X-E2.