[RUMOR] Panny X 35mm f/2.4 Macro!

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by MrKal_El, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 24, 2011
  2. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
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    my favorite macro in full frame is a 60mm 2.8.... this is as close as it gets... and sits in between the 20/25 and 45.... :thumbup:
  3. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    If they are going to add another macro, I would want a longer version, not shorter. Just have to get in far too close with the 45

    Judging from the people's posts here, I think a fast tele macro (100 f/2.8) would sell very well.
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  4. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Finally, a lens that I don't want to buy! I've got the vaunted Pentax DA 35/F2.8 Macro Limited already.
  5. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    meh, agree with tc on this one. I would much rather see a 100mm OIS macro than this one.

    even more so, I'd rather see them put resources more toward making the 12-35/35-100 zooms great and available for purchase, heh. That first, then this. Well, i'd also like a 75mm OIS prime too. I'd settle for a macro version if they had to do a tele macro.
  6. Fred49

    Fred49 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    35mm macro

    same here :)
  7. LovinTheEP2

    LovinTheEP2 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
  8. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
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    A 100mm f/2.8 OIS macro sounds good to me! Anyone from Panasonic reading this?
  9. leendertv

    leendertv Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 22, 2011
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
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    Not for me! A 70mm, 90mm or 100mm F2.8 macro please!
  10. taphapy

    taphapy Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 17, 2010
    Orange County, CA
    Already have the 45mm pan leica.
  11. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    I don't really do enough close-up work to justify a macro lens.
  12. SimonL

    SimonL Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2009
    NW England
    If this had been a reasonably quick and compact – a short telephoto pancake ? – 50mm macro I might have chosen it over the Oly 45mm f/1.8 but it’s the wrong side of 45mm for me. The Oly will be getting my money
  13. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
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    Ditto. Plus I have the Pentax 100mm f/2.8 WR macro.
  14. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I agree with those who would prefer a 100mm f/2.8 macro. The 35mm length is too wide for a macro, and is the only thing I don't like about the Zuiko 35mm f/3.5 macro. Sure, it's a heck of a lot smaller than a 100mm/2.8 macro lens, but its purpose is for getting things up close and that's what a 100mm macro does best.
  15. Psynema

    Psynema Mu-43 Regular

    May 14, 2011
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    Gary Hanna
    Actually would be interested in this lens...hopefully there's IS like the 45mm but doubt it.

    Actually I think wider shots with very shallow DOF with a strong foreground element are very pleasing pics and under used in general.
  16. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    A 100mm f2 OIS is what I want. Preferably not a macro, but a full fledge telephoto.
  17. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    Is this really a rumor or someone's nightmarish dream? The only way this lens makes any sense is if there were a complete macro system introduced at the same time, and I certainly don't see that happening from Panasonic. Olympus has a rich history in macro lenses and complete macro systems, and I know a lot of suggestions have been submitted to Olympus regarding an m43 complete macro system. Macro lenses of the shorter focal lengths are intended for higher magnifications, and that requires lens extension (good bye pancake), and that means either a lens with very long focus travel, auto extension tubes, auto bellows, or a special auto lens reverse extension tube. An f2.4 macro lens with very long focus travel means that the f2.4 is closer to f4 or f4.5 in light transmission, using a bellows or extension tubes will really cut down on the light transmission. AF wouldn't be very effective due to the light loss, and totally useless if trying to do even a small "photo stack", and OIS would be nothing more than a gimmick, as higher magnifications would require the use of a tripod and focusing rail.
    I agree with most, a 100mm-125mm f/2 or f2.8 would be AWESOME. That's not to say I wouldn't like to see a complete macro system, macro is one of favorite's. :smile:
  18. ronbot

    ronbot Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 27, 2010
    Nothing wrong with 35/2.4 macro, but double the focal length to 70mm for 140mm equiv. and I'll be interested.

    There are no bright (f/2.8+) telephotos (100mm+) for m4/3 yet, but I can wait.
  19. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    working distance, front element to subject, with a pany leica 45 mm is approx 60mm and that's too *** close, what chance a 35mm

    d in w
  20. Psynema

    Psynema Mu-43 Regular

    May 14, 2011
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    Gary Hanna
    Modern Flektogon?