I keep looking at the CV fixed wides.........I have just sold some stuff and have £350 "burning a hole" - so it is going to be a CV wide or the 20mm f1.7Hi Bill I to have a Sigma 10-20mm but wouldn't dream of putting it on the G1 even if it worked.
But it would be great if Sigma made a smaller version for the m4/3 mount, I think it would sell very well.
That the only problem with m4/3 they only have one dedicated Ultra wide angle lens be it the 7-14mm and that not cheap.
Olympus have the 9-18mm due out next month I think, hopefully it be pretty decent & less than £400.
The 7-14mm will proberly drop when the Pound finally get's strong again against the Yen, if anything we could see some price rises Nikon just done it again some of their lenses now are into silly money to what they use to be in 2008.Bill, I know what you mean about the build quality of legacy lenses... but the cost, image quality and auto focus capabilities plus the light weight of native m4/3rds lenses (well, at least the 20mm f1.7) swings it for me.
The Lumix 7-14 is really well made (plastic) too... hope the price drops when Olympus bring their 9-18.
I think it's very likely. I'd view their participation as most welcome and would love to see Cosina join in as well!As m4/3 cotinues to grow in popularity do you see either Sigma or Tamron making 3rd party lenses for this mount in the future.
If it does end up being the case we could see some really intresting lenses.
Just been looking on ebay at some old glass, prices do seem to shot up to what they use to be, but then again all this old glass has become popular again due to m4/3One of the "best investments" over the past two years has been second hand Leica glass - some has almost doubled in value, certainly seen a 50% increase - CV secondhand values have also been very strong
(there is only one way - "plastic fantastic" lens values go)
OK - I know that they are for using not investing in
I'm probably as old as your Dad and still have my A1, (bought in 1979), with the same lens which is supposed to perform very well on M4/3.....there are some images over on dpreview.........I'd buy an adapter if I were you...........all this legacy glass is funJust been looking on ebay at some old glass, prices do seem to shot up to what they use to be, but then again all this old glass has become popular again due to m4/3
I have an old Canon AV-1 with a 50mm F1.4 FD lens attached both in perfect condition to it that been sat in seal cloth bag & a box for years, use to be my Dads when he was in his youth.
Im tempted to either buy an adapter & use it or sell this lens for a tidy profit :smile:
Still got my Trip 35 - most of my wedding shots were taken with it by my "little" brother - great cameraI also think my Dad still got his Olympus Trip 35, I remember that from when i was a kid.
He use to take it everywere when we went on trips to the Zoo ect.
I'll ask him at the end of the week when i take the kids round.