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Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Phocal, Jul 22, 2016.
Do they mention size and weight? Canon's 200-400 f4 is MASSIVE, and this is 25% longer with an f2.8 wide end. It would have to be like 12lbs and 18" long, wouldn't it?
Also, $11000 for the Canon. What would this cost?
Never a bad thing to have more options though.
Yeah, just look at the size/weight of the 4/3 Olympus 300/2.8. And that's only a prime lens, not even a zoom that adds an extra 400mm of equivalent focal length while only losing 1 stop of light.
Personally, I'd be very surprised if either lens ever sees the light of day. I also agree that the 200-300 lens doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I think if Olympus really want a unique lens, make a 100-300 f/2.8-4.0 that can accept the MC-14 teleconverter.
I am not sure we are in a time when Olympus can justify the design, sale, and manufacture of a 10+ lb, $10,000 lens. If such a time ever existed.
It's a nice dream, but I would be truly shocked if it were to ever come to pass.
This lens is the closest thing in the world that currently exists, albeit with a constant f2.8 aperture:
Could be an awesome lens. More important to me for the short-term though is the suggestion that the em1,mk2 might be a truly spectacular step forward because it would have to be for the marketing plan to include lenses like these. Otherwise the body doesn't live up to the lenses.
That is what I am hoping. With the large 40-150 and 300 PRO lenses I would like something with better handling, longer battery life, etc. It really needs to increase gap between itself and the E-M5.