where is the olympus 75mm 1.8?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by xdayv, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    any news when it will be available? :biggrin:
     
  2. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    Officially, by the end of 2012. Unofficially, people seem to be thinking during the summer. British photographer Damien McGillicuddy had one for testing recently, so production doesn't seem too far off.

    DH
     
  3. riveredger

    riveredger Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 30, 2010
    Northern NJ
    Any rumors on the MSRP?
     
  4. RichDesmond

    RichDesmond Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2011
    $699, with a street price of $599.

    (A rumor I just made up :smile:)
     
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  5. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    Haha... That would sell like hotcakes for that price IMO....
     
  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I have one.
     
  7. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 3, 2011
    Scotland
    ...for sale? :biggrin:
     
  8. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Dara
    No. But I'd be seriously surprised if it was less than the 12/2. Olympus believes they can charge $800+ for fastish primes with good build quality, and the 75/1.8 fits that mould.

    DH
     
  9. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    We're still talking about hotcakes here, right? :biggrin:
     
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  10. LVL8hacker

    LVL8hacker Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 4, 2012
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Larry Anderson
    HA! Coffee just shot out of my nose! Thanks Ned!...Maybe I can use this to leave the office early today and go take some pictures :) Everyone is staring at me like I just threw up from the nostrals...lol
     
  11. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    ha ha ha

    You funny guy. The way Oly is knocking them out of the park this lens will make it to our hot little hands some time next year. :tongue:
     
  12. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    One thing I can say is this.

    I'd MUCH rather have the 75mm than the OMD EM-5 :cool:
     
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  13. Qwerty

    Qwerty Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 15, 2012
    Canada
    I'm waiting for the 75mm f1.8 to come out too. I'm thinking of deferring the money I was going to spend on the OM-D and instead put it towards the 75mm if the reviews of the lens are good.

    I'll then pick up the next OM-D body released hopefully next year as Olympus is expected to come out with a 'pro' body by then (that's why they have been going out of their way to say that the new OM-D is not the pro body).
     
  14. shizlefonizle

    shizlefonizle Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 21, 2012
    Im more interested in their new macro lens :)
     
  15. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    I need the E-M5 for the IBIS because I do not want to use the 75 on my G3 if I can help it, haha
     
  16. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    I can't wait till the 150mm tele is released!!!
     
  17. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    Dave
    why i'm eagerly waiting for this? this lens will probably fulfill my telephoto needs and i think would fit in nicely to my lens kit, don't you think?
     
  18. montaggio

    montaggio Mu-43 Regular

    Probably wishful thinking, but a black version of the 75/1.8 would sure look nice on my black E-M5!
     
  19. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Judging by where Olympus is with the 12 & 45, then yeah - I'd say yep, don't get your hopes up....
     
  20. jamawass

    jamawass Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 9, 2011
    Is the 75/1.8 a zoom lens or another prime?