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Panny triumph again with lenses... (42.5 F1.2 and 150mm F2.8)

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by arad85, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. arad85

    arad85 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 16, 2012
  2. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Now you've done it! My desk is covered in drool!

    Edit: slated for release in "2013-2014"

    Still, lovely concept lenses.
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  3. arad85

    arad85 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 16, 2012
    Panny are definitely coming up with the goods on lenses. Their latest offerings (although they may not be out for 18-24 months) are turning :43: into a format that enthusiasts can get well and truly excited about.
  4. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Woah. That 45/1.2 looks interesting to me, for sure. I wonder if it is a Leica design?
  5. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 23, 2012
    I imagine they would have mentioned if Leica was involved...but who knows!

    The 150 is more of interest to me than the 42.5, only because I know that length isn't of much use to me...but portrait shooters rejoice!
  6. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 20, 2011
    maybe... Would be nice but the extra aspherical element in the leitz design going to be pricey. It'll probably be a more standard large aperture design to keep the cost down.
  7. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Damn... I'd kill for both.

    I thought Voigtlander would be the first with the ultra-fast 42.5!
  8. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 24, 2011
    Soooooo....where do I pre-order the 42.5?! :D 
  9. Gerald

    Gerald Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 20, 2011
    Both with OIS... nice.
  10. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Cool stuff... I don't think I have a need for either lens at present, but I do hope the 150mm f/2.8 + 35-100mm f/2.8 zoom means a teleconverter will also appear for m4/3 soon. That would seem more logical with longer, fast lenses. I could potentially even see replacing the 100-300 with the 150mm and a 2x teleconverter if the quality is reasonable, since the 100-300 is almost always racked out to 300mm when I use it :smile:
  11. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    I personally was hoping for more and more lenses to feature the auto-OIS (i.e. no switch) design similar to the 45-175mm. The 45-175mm getting turned off with the 5-axis IBIS of the OM-D works really well (purchased for wife and she is extremely happy with the lens). While I don't know if the lack of a switch would result in a smaller and lighter design, but it did seem that way with the Panny 45-175mm.
  12. brianb032

    brianb032 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 10, 2011
    The 42.5 looks like a great video companion for handheld low-light video when used alongside one of the GH cameras. Hopefully it doesn't go beyond a grand, but I'm highly doubtful. Either way, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on it.
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  13. shizlefonizle

    shizlefonizle Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 21, 2012
    wow two lenses Ill be drooling over for sure
  14. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    The 150mm will certainly be tempting. :cool: 
  15. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Glad they're being developed. Not sure I see the need for a f/1.2 at 45mm . . . DOF Twill be pretty darn narrow wide open, unless you want just one eye in focus or something. You maybe wonder if Panny felt they had to distinguish themselves from Oly, who already has the 45mm f/1.8. And of course the 45mm f/1.2 will be VERRRRY expensive.

    The 15mm . . . now THAT'S a lens that interest me, though I doubt I'll be able to afford it.
  16. toshiro

    toshiro Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 3, 2012
    Voigtlander might come with a 50 f0.95 :biggrin:
  17. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    Panasonic is serious about making a comprehensive lens system. Olympus should get on the ball and develop a PDAF 4/3rd adapter!
  18. arad85

    arad85 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 16, 2012
    It's to make an 85mm effective focal length @ F1.2 (yes, I know it isn't the same as an 85mm @ F1.2). Often seen as the flagship Canon prime portrait lens.

    It may well be as expensive too....
  19. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Canon has posted some 6D Portrait samples (their new "compact" :rofl: FF camera). The portrait test show they have is a 135 L lens shot at f/3.6. Even the Pro/sample shots are rarely shot "wide open."
  20. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    That Pany 43 1.2 will be sick. Who cares if it doesn't get the DOF of FF at 1.2...it's still a 1.2 lens with the focus accuracy of CDAF! That will make this lens an awesome low light lens regardless.

    I still have a Nikon FX kit, but it's harder to justify buying small primes for FX, especially since the M43 lenses are becoming so good.
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