New Panasonic MFT zoom patents: Impressive 12-240mm MFT superzoom! - 43 Rumors This obviously has to be taken with a grain of salt, because there are MANY lens patents that get filed and never see the light of day, but I thought this was interesting none the less: 12-70mm f/2.8 12-240mm f/3.6-6.5 (lens length 188 mm / 7.5 in) 24-70mm f/3.6-5.7 24-240mm f/3.6-6.5 70-200mm f/2.8 100-300mm f/2.8-4.0 The two lenses that start at 24mm really are of no interest on a m43 camera, as it starts at 35mm equiv. FoV. It is interesting though of those lenses are built to cover a FF sensor. Panasonic has beating their chest about wanting 8K in their cameras, but there are many skeptics out there who think this can't be done on a sensor as small as m43. Maybe they're starting to look at a FF design/lenses, just like how Olympus has been patenting FF lens designs? Who knows... Then there's a 12-240mm lens that's clearly designed for m43, an impressive 20x zoom that will almost certainly results in garbage IQ. It's also huge, at 188mm / 7.5in long, and pretty slow throughout at f/3.6-6.5. The 12-70 & 70-200 f/2.8 seem interesting, basically a modern-day equivalent to the 12-60 SWD and 50-200 SWD. The problem is that those lenses were f/2.8-4 and f/2.8-3.5 respectively, and may people felt those lenses are far too large for m43 (I disagree, as I own and use both on my two E-M1 bodies and love them). A constant f/2.8 design would be even larger and heavier. The one lens that is quite interesting is the 100-300 f/2.8-4. This seems to be a lens many people were clamoring for as an update to current 100-300, when we instead received the PanaLeica 100-400. While the PanaLeica is a good lens, there are still people who say it's too big. Maybe a 100-300 f/2.8-4 will come in being a little smaller, while also being a stop faster across the range?