- Aug 28, 2012
- So Cal Desert
- Real Name
My posts were based upon info from Photo Rumors website where it listed many specs, the price as $1,499 and the delivery date of Sept 8th.I have some questions after reading this part of the M43 Forum. Is it a FACT that the new announced Olympus 100-400mm lens is a modified Sigma Lens or is this speculation? I currently use a G9 with the Panasonic 100-400 lens and I am NOT satisfied with the performance of the lens at 400mm. It excellent at shorter focal length, but IMHO, at 400mm, the resolution is just not there. So what are the informed expectations for the new Olympus 100-400mm lens ar maximum extension (400mm)?
Finally, is there any good guesses as to when the Olympus 100-400 lens will be available and what are the guesstimated pricing for this lens in USD?
Far as the sharpness at longer focal lengths, this is what I want too. Many who own the Panasonic 100-400 say that it is soft at the long end, others say their copy is fine. I considered buying it for my G9 last year but this is what kept me from doing it. Now that I have the EM1.3 I want a Olympus 100-400.
And whether or not the new Olympus 100-400 is based upon a Sigma 100-400 design, Olympus has already made many improvements to the design, so who cares? It will be an Olympus lens, not a Sigma lens, and better because of it.