Will Olympus tranform 12-60 to micro system?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by actuary616, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. actuary616

    actuary616 New to Mu-43

    Jul 24, 2010
    Has anyone heard any rumor about it? The 14-42 kit lens is ok, but not good enough, especially at long end. Rotating front element makes it impossible to use a CPL. I really hope Olympus can tranform the superb 12-60mm lens into micro system. What's your opinion? Thank you in advance.
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  2. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    Would be great but would also be big and expensive. The 4/3 version is already upwards of $800 USD, so adding in the m43 premium could push that upwards of a grand.

    There is/was that unfounded rumour of Panny working on a 12-75 f/2.5-3.3, but that would be massive and even more expensive.
  3. photo owl

    photo owl Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 9, 2010
    no - I just use the existing one on the E-P1 anyhow, for the reasons you give....
  4. G1 User

    G1 User Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 20, 2010
    Not for me... I'd like a better quality 14-42...maybe an f/3.5 constant stop.. To keep the size down and offer a 2 tier normal zoom.
  5. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    No, but I would probably buy one.

    That would be even better. A single lens for travel. Given that you can make MFT lenses more compact due to the shorter distance to sensor and reduced mount diameter, it should still be a reasonable size. Probably fatter but not any longer than the 14-150mm zoom. I would expect you are looking at around the 500 gram mark in MFT which is quite reasonable.
  6. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    500g is what the 4/3 version weighs. It'd be great to have good zoom lenses that don't weigh more than the bodies they're attached to!

    Whatever it weighs though, if the range is right (12-50mm or better), and the quality good, I'm in!