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Rumor/Leak: New Olympus 75mm f/1.8 and 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lenses

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    In case you missed it, leaked images first shown at PhotoRumors show that Olympus will be introducing two new lenses along with the EM-5, a 75mm f/1.8 and a 60mm f/2.8 Macro.

    This is a blown up and cropped version of the leaked image with leaked and existing lenses labeled:

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    The most recent two Olympus primes, 12mm f/2 and 45/1.8, were very well received. Hopefully the two lenses leaked here will reach the same level of performance.
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  2. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    Given the similar tone of the 12 and 75, where are we starting the pool for the price tag of the 75?

    I'm going to guess $900.
  3. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I guess $899.

    I learned this trick from "The Price is Right". :biggrin:
  4. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2011
    Looks to be a metal body, like the 12, so I'm sure it won't be cheap...and there's nothing out to compete with it, so I'll guess $1000 at least. Hope I'm wrong.
  5. capodave

    capodave Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 4, 2010
    Southern Cal
    I hope you're wrong, but I doubt if you're far off.
    I'll have to start saving up, huh?
    I almost think my 45 is too long at times, so maybe i'll be content with what I have for now.
  6. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    I also feel my 45 to be a little too long for regular use at times, but 75 is not long enough for special situations, like wildlife shots, so the 75 doesn't excite me too much...

    the 60 macro on the other hand, might be the macro lens that I've been looking for, so, better start saving up!
  7. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Would a 180mm f/2 excite you? That's what would excite me right now... xD

    I'm just glad to see the system growing so much in the right direction... We have SO many primes up to 45mm, it's good to finally see them heading towards the telephoto end.
  8. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Very much so! :wink:

    I am also happy to see the expanded range of fast primes towards the telephoto end... maybe before the end of this year, that 180 f/2... :rolleyes: 
  9. drizek

    drizek Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 5, 2011
    I would be very excited about a 125mm+ prime, and 180mm sounds right about perfect.

    I am pretty excited about the 60mm macro. It looks like it is in the same style as the new 12-50, so that means it will be IF and weather sealed. It also appears to have a distance/magnification scale on it, which is nice. I just hope the price is less than $500, although I'm not sure I'd be willing to pay that amount for it.
  10. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    I'll probably buy the 75mm 1.8 over the OM-D. Lenses come first!
  11. CPWarner

    CPWarner Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    +1. I am not sure about the 60mm macro. I have the PL 45mm macro,which is a great lens. I would appreciate the increased working distance of the 60mm macro, having been used to longer focal length macros such as the Cannon 180mm macro in the past. It is nice to see so many great choices.
  12. robertro

    robertro Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 22, 2010
    Looks impressive; I'm disappointed that it's not a bit more compact.
    I could be wrong, but the Samsung NX 85mm lens looks somewhat shorter.
  13. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Didn't know Samsung has an 85mm prime. What's the aperture in it?

    I think the size of the 75mm is acceptable, considering the large aperture, and it looks a bit shorter than the 14-150 in the background.
  14. leendertv

    leendertv Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 22, 2011
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    I'll definitely buy the 60mm macro when it do 1:1 macro!
    hopefully in the spring!
  15. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    The Samsung is 85mm/1.4. It is larger and heavyier than the new 12-50. Olympus is 57mm x 83mm long, 211g and the Samsung is 79mm x 92mm long, 714g.

    In the pictures the rumored 75/1.8 is shorter and fatter than the 12-50, though I doubt it reaches The Samsung's 79mm diamter.

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