So are we likely to get fast zooms?

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Such as 14/54, 12/60, 50/200 in M4/3 format

I guess they would defeat the object of a lightweight system, although still be smaller than current DSLR's.

Most of the current zooms are fairly slow so do have limitations for certain types of Photography

What do you think?
 

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I think the M4/3 format is still too young for Olympus/Panasonic to throw a huge amount of money in developing even more zooms that are faster than current offerings.

The current range of zooms cover most eventualities and as can be seen, the new lenses are being introduced very much on a trickle effect basis to judge the demand out there.

Demand = Supply but until that grows we should not expect to see a brace of new lenses that are faster.
 

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Such as 14/54, 12/60, 50/200 in M4/3 format

I guess they would defeat the object of a lightweight system, although still be smaller than current DSLR's.

Most of the current zooms are fairly slow so do have limitations for certain types of Photography

What do you think?
I really do hope so. A faster kit lens would be awesome, IMHO.
 

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I'll be quite happy with just three more prime lenses - a fast 12mm prime from Olympus, and a fast 50mm macro and a (very) fast 57mm portrait lens.

Having adapted to the 20mm f1.7 - I'd rather have speed and compact than zoom flexibility... having said that, the 9-18 and 14-150 look very interesting. Just need to see IQ.

Cheers

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In this format, I don't expect fast zoomies. They would be bigger than the camera.
As Brian stated, fast primes are what's needed.
With DSLR cameras, most shooters use zoomies as the main and primes for special purposes. Here, it's the opposite.

For me the 20 is all I need. There are those amongst us that think different.
I'm old and I like AF. Gimme some fast primes and I'll be happy too.
 

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In this format, I don't expect fast zoomies. They would be bigger than the camera.
As Brian stated, fast primes are what's needed.
With DSLR cameras, most shooters use zoomies as the main and primes for special purposes. Here, it's the opposite.

For me the 20 is all I need. There are those amongst us that think different.
I'm old and I like AF. Gimme some fast primes and I'll be happy too.
I actually wonder by how much. I wouldn't think that a 14-54 2.8-3.5 in mFT would be much larger than the panny kit zoom, since OLY does not have to put in OIS. Just look at the size difference between OLY and Panny's 14-150. The diameter is quite significant.

Dj
 

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Yep

Those primes would suit me as well and cover much of what I do, like you the 9/18 is likely to be on my list

I'll be quite happy with just three more prime lenses - a fast 12mm prime from Olympus, and a fast 50mm macro and a (very) fast 57mm portrait lens.

Having adapted to the 20mm f1.7 - I'd rather have speed and compact than zoom flexibility... having said that, the 9-18 and 14-150 look very interesting. Just need to see IQ.

Cheers

Brian
 

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I think it will be interesting where the format develops. Whilst there are some areas M 4/3's simply won't cut it at present, stuff like focussing etc will improve, I recall reading somewhere that the future may be pulling images from video footage, who knows

I think the M4/3 format is still too young for Olympus/Panasonic to throw a huge amount of money in developing even more zooms that are faster than current offerings.

The current range of zooms cover most eventualities and as can be seen, the new lenses are being introduced very much on a trickle effect basis to judge the demand out there.

Demand = Supply but until that grows we should not expect to see a brace of new lenses that are faster.
 

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Well there seems none planned, but like Brian I would settle for fast primes to keep the portability


I actually wonder by how much. I wouldn't think that a 14-54 2.8-3.5 in mFT would be much larger than the panny kit zoom, since OLY does not have to put in OIS. Just look at the size difference between OLY and Panny's 14-150. The diameter is quite significant.

Dj
 

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I'm with primes all the way for this format. My ideal range would be 10mm, 14mm, 20mm and 45mm - all as fast as possible, but f2.8 would be fine (except, of course, on the 20mm which we already have at f1.7)
 

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