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Wish list lens.

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by microfourthirdsnut, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. microfourthirdsnut

    microfourthirdsnut Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 8, 2012
    A Panny or Oly 10.5mm F 1.4
    Panny or Oly 200mm F2.8
    1.4x tele adapter.

    Think I have my head up my rectum again? I may be wishing for too much.

  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    X2 on teleconverter ... Sort of - I want a 2x so the 35-100/2.8 can directly replace my 45-200
  3. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    12-60mm f/2.8-4.0, then a 50-200 f/2.8-4.0. Please please please please please.
  4. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Olympus 7.5 or 8mm f/3.5 rectilinear UWA prime (Olympus makes smaller primes)

    Olympus 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0, dustproof with weathersealing and internal zoom, and the same IQ as it's older, bigger sibling

    Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5, also dustproof with weathersealing and internal zoom
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  5. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Great minds...
  6. strang

    strang Mu-43 Veteran

    May 7, 2012
    I want the 50-200/2.8-4 really badly.
  7. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Would definitely like a fast UWA that is not a fisheye. :biggrin:
  8. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Agreed that it would be nice to have a faster lens. But at the same time, f/3.5 would keep the glass small, which is the strength of our system. but you're right, this is a wish list except we prob don't need anything faster than f/2 (take the 12/2 for example). So lemme change my wish to a 7.5mm f/2. :) 
  9. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    +1. Heck, I'd even be willing to buy 2, if that's what it takes!

  10. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011

    Voigtlander 10mm f2
    Voigtlander 42.5mm f0.95

    Olympus/Panasonic equivalent of the Canon 70-300/f4-5.6 L - this one probably requires a bit of explanation. I like quality lenses, and I like compact lenses. What I like about the Canon is that they seem to have realised that just because you want good image quality doesn't mean you need a fast max-aperture. In many cases (specifically travel) range, quality and size are the important factors for me, as opposed to quality and speed. Unfortunately, whenever a manufacturer makes a medium-aperture tele (Canon aside) they make it as a consumer lens, with consumer level optics.

    So, I want something like a m.ZD 40-150/f3.5-4.5, with image quality on par with, say, the ZD 50-200mm, but considerably smaller in size. I don't even mind if you pay for the privilege :smile:
  11. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    With how small the 12-35/2.8 turned out, and especially how small the 35-100/2.8 appears to be ... Why would you think a 2.8-4.0 will be smaller? How much cheaper does it have to be to justify the loss of speed on the long end?

    I am going to counter the above statement about travel lenses not needing to be fast with, of ANY kind of photography, fast lenses are MORE essential to travel than anything else, as you absolutely have to deal with the light you have. At best, you might have A flash, but I can tell you for me, when it comes time to cut weight and space, that's the first to go.
  12. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    My dream m4/3 combo! :2thumbs:

    On second thought, I've enough fast prime in the shorter range, I'd be happy with just the 50-200 f/2.8-4.0, weather-sealed with same optic quality as the 4/3 version...

    ...and the 1.4x & 2.0x extension converter please!
  13. tohara

    tohara Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 5, 2012
    17.5mm f2 Pancake
    25mm f1.8 Pancake
  14. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Yeah, I know I've said it before, and maybe the German B.I.G. shift lens 15/4.5 will fit the bill.

    Shift 14mm 1:4 with of course superb sharpness and freedom of distortion, should be in the same league as the Canon T/S 24/3.5 II.
  15. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    The 12-35mm and 35-100mm are pretty good examples of why, in my opinion. Yes, they're fast. Yes, they have excellent IQ. Yes, they are relatively compact. No, they don't have a very big range.

    What I'm talking about is a high quality tele-zoom that focusses on size, range and quality, as opposed to size, speed and quality (as the two new Lumix's do). I think in this sense the Four Thirds 12-60/f2.8-4 and 50-200/f2.8-3.5 are pretty good examples of the size and reach benefits possible if you go for slightly slower, variable apertures.
  16. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    300mm F2.8 , so i dont have to drag around the huge Canon :p 
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  17. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 23, 2012
    This is what I'm hoping for as well. As well as the 300mm prime suggestion.

    ...also looking forward to the Schneider 30, but that's already a reality. :) 
  18. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    I don't think a native m4/3 300/2.8 is going to be appreciably smaller. Unfortunately, shorter registration distance and software correction don't really buy you much for telephotos. For it shrink, either the aperture or focal length will have to shrink.
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