What should be the next Panasonic "Leica" lens?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by sfmurph, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. sfmurph

    sfmurph Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 4, 2013
    San Francisco
    Now that the 100-400 lens is out, what do you think should be the next Panasonic-Leica lens?

    I recently added the 15mm f/1.7 to the 25mm f/1.4, and I really like the new design language on the 15. I would hope that they update the 25 to include that, and maybe be a bit thinner like the 15. I'd also like to see a m4/3 optimized 50mm f/2 Summicron in the same style (and hopefully in the same price bracket and not way up there like the Nocticron).

    What do you think?
  2. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    67.5mm f/2 OIS WR macro?
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  3. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    It's unlikely given the PL15, but the system still needs a smokin' 35mm equivalent lens. Maybe a 17.5mm f1.4 that is just stellar optically?

    Or maybe a really high end, sealed PL 12-100 f3.5-5.6 to go with the 100-400? Guess they just did the 12-60, though, so prob not.

    Sounds nice, but based on the PL45, that would have to cost USD $1900 wouldn't it? :)
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  4. svenkarma

    svenkarma Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 5, 2013
    mark evans
  5. ashburtononline

    ashburtononline Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 21, 2015
    New Zealand
    ooooooo .... A 17.5 f1.2 Nocticron ....... now you are talking !!!
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  6. Gary5

    Gary5 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 15, 2014
    And hurry, before Olympus makes one.
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  7. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Anything from 9-14mm f/2? Maybe even a zoom.
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  8. ashburtononline

    ashburtononline Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 21, 2015
    New Zealand
    Won't bother me which of them makes it .... first in the shop gets my $$$$'s
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  9. kingduct

    kingduct Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 12, 2013
    18-35/1.8 zoom, smaller than the Sigma APS-C lens.
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  10. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    12-50mm f/4 constant aperture, premium quality lens would get my money.

    The recently announced 12-60 looks like it will be a very good lens, but I'd prefer a GREAT 12-50 f/4.

    I would also buy a 7mm or 7.5mm f/4 premium quality rectilinear prime lens with AF. The 7-14 f/4 lens is great, but I always shoot it at 7mm, so I might as well have a great 7mm prime.
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  11. CarlB

    CarlB Mu-43 Veteran

    A pancake 9mm, sharp to the edge, with excellent flare control and beautiful tight sun-stars at narrow apertures...
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  12. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    A Leica pancake?
  13. Repp

    Repp Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 27, 2011
    Seoul, South Korea
    I'd really like a weather sealed 8-16 that takes filters

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  14. StefanKruse

    StefanKruse Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 28, 2015
    More pancakes - perhaps a 20 mm with fast AF could also be 17 mm
  15. bahamot

    bahamot Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    Maybe I'm sound crazy, but I might buy any FL with nocticron IQ and built quality.
  16. laser8

    laser8 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 29, 2013
    Mare nostrum, Istria
    This! Or at least a wr version of the 45. I love my 45. Probably the best lens of the system.
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  17. Catch22nm

    Catch22nm Mu-43 Regular

    May 10, 2015
    how about a 10mm 1.7 Prime , to compete with the 12 2.0 which is already pricey and been around forever. Just make it as small as possible (slightly bigger than the 12 2 is ok) It would be in my bag for astro and epic night / low light landscapes and general wide angle use. (yes I know I can use a fisheye but I dont want to. why you ask. because I am doing astro shots from inside old ruins and defishing does not always play nice with architecture. )

    then they could have the
    10 1.7
    15 1.7
    20 1.7
    25 1.4
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  18. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    An 8 or 9mm rectiliniar prime. The smaller the better. Panasonic, Leica, Olympus, I don't care who...but someone needs to make one. :D
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  19. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 26, 2012
    A prime between 100 to 200mm at f2ish would be nice

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  20. A PL 10mm and a 200mm f/2.8 Mega OIS and a 1.4x

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