You shouldn't be so superstitious!This is the lens I love to make fun of because, while I hope it finally comes out, it has been Olympus's unicorn lens showing on various roadmaps for nearly two decades and never quite making it to market. In fact it almost seems like a couple of times it was predicted to be on the verge of coming out, instead a big change happens at Olympus (they dropped 4/3rds to go m43 only for example and the latest was the business sold off to OMDS) so the lens is almost a curse.
My other favorite thing is every time I half jokingly bring this up there is always someone who gets all bent out of shape about it and tries to admonish me for being so out of line.
Yes that is one of them. It was a bit more vague back then on what it would be other than a "Fast Telephoto Macro" and looked to be closer to something around 85-90mm on the chart, but subsequent road maps (2007) put it at 100mm where it has remained ever hopeful of being spotted out in the wild by someone in the general public. Alas, it remains a myth or perhaps more of a cruel inside joke.You mean the one on the roadmap at the launch of the E-1 in 2003?
I don’t consider the 8-25 a video-centric lens at all. Oly has been working on a set of more mid-range PRO options to come in below the f2.8 trinity and the 8-25 is the second of these.I think in this day and age that "video-centric" gear gets pushed to the front of the gear far quicker than "photo-centric" stuff does. We'll just have to get used to it, I think, from both Panny and Oly viewpoints.
Sorry but I don't understand this?I gave up waiting for this lens and bought into another dying mount to get a 100macro. Although a 200mm equivalent is still what I want.
I was being facetious.Sorry but I don't understand this?
You want 200mm equivalent Macro lens, which this Olympus 100mm would give, but you bought a FF 100mm Macro lens, because your Olympus 60mm Macro with 120mm FF focal length is too long? And you still want a 200mm equivalent focal length Macro lens?
What problem did this solve for you?
Well I am still waiting. It seems that there are few releases of Panasonic/Olympus products at the moment. Shops are open again (at the moment). The Olympics is due to go ahead this month. Rather than buy a P20mm, I shall just use my PL15mm. The Laowa 7.5mm is crossed off my list and I shall use my P7-14mm. 75mm prime, I am not paying £100 premium for a black Olympus model, so waiting for this fabled, long awaited O100mm.