TWO New Olympus Lens Patents

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Phocal, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  2. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    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.
     
  3. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend

    Oct 2, 2013
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    Ian
    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.
     
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  4. Phocal

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  5. Turbofrog

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    Mar 21, 2014
    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:

    sigma200500mmf2.8.
     
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  6. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
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    Rob
    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.
     
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  7. hoodlum

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    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.
     
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