Rumors or possible upcoming 4/3 lenses

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I could have sworn I saw a list posted somewhere on this site but can't seem to find it. It's possible the post wasn't even about Olympus lenses.:rolleyes:

Meanwhile, I have found a sort of map of lenses from the 43rumors.com site here: http://43rumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/zuiko_lens_eng.png where it appears that they are:
Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6
Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6

They seem to be projected for 2011 according to that site.

Please update with any new info.or in put. Thanks!
 

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The known upcoming lenses are:
  • Olympus 9-18, 14-150
  • Panasonic 14/2.8, 8mm fisheye, 100-300
Then there are the rumors...

Will post more info later if no one else beats me to it!
 

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Also, as indicated in the roadmap from Olympus, an 11 or 12mm pancake, a 50mm macro and a 70-300mm superzoom.

Cheers

Brian
 

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Higher Grade Lenses?

I would suspect that Panasonic or Olympus would have to announce a high(er) grade lens to accompany any "semi-professional" model. So I can imagine a brighter f/2.8-4.0 zoom or a 25 to 30mm f/1.4 prime. Personally, I'd be most interested in a 30mm f/1.4 prime. That would complement my 20 and 45 well, being somewhere in between. The 14mm f/2.8 prime also interests me if it's optically ok.
 

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2 of the lenses are supposedly going to come out around PMA with the new Olympus and Panasonic cameras. I hope that they release the 100-300mm the most.
 

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I am looking forward to the Olympus 9-18mm - I love the focal range, but find my Pentax 12-24mm (same 35mm equivalent range) simply too bulky/awkward to carry around on a regular basis (the lens hood is enormous). The Oly 9-18 looks very nice and compact, and has filter threads (a turn-off from the 7-14mm - although I don't use UV filters, CPs, NDs and an IR filter all see occasional use by myself). If the reviews come out on the positive end, and the price is around $600 I will be in for one for sure (the size of the models shown looks very appealing already).
 

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You know, I never even realized that some of these lenses might not have filter threads.:eek: I ordered one for my 17mm but perhaps it can't even work. I'm just used to using at least a UV or even a clear as a protection... Old dogs and new tricks...:drama:
 

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The 7-14 lacks filter threads because the bulging front element precludes the use of standard filters. This is commonly the case for such wide lenses. The Oly 17 will take standard filters.
 

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I will settle for that Pany 14mm f2.8 especially as I believe it is going to be a pancake around the same size as the 20mm f1.7..............luverly, bring it on - and I hope the price is no more than the 20mm
 

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I will settle for that Pany 14mm f2.8 especially as I believe it is going to be a pancake around the same size as the 20mm f1.7..............luverly, bring it on - and I hope the price is no more than the 20mm
Agreed Ian but I hope it is less.....
 

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Regardless if Panny comes out with a new lens, good luck actually finding one for sale :rolleyes:
Patience is a virtue. It took me over a year to find the Panasonic/Leica D Vario Elmarit 4/3 lens. I ended up buying one with a Leica pouch and lens cap (somehow it gives more value compared to the Lumix version).
 

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I am still waiting on a fast 25mm oly prime:frown:

Anyone seen any rumours on the interweb about new Oly :43: primes?
 

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