Olympus m43 12-60 lens ETA...

Started May 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Olympus m43 12-60 lens ETA...
May 29, 2012

I think it is a question of time until Olympus releases a similar version for m43:

  • They have the 14-54 and 12-60 4/3 lenses experience

  • The EM5 needs a real lens (none of that not that f6.3 stuff)

  • Seems to be a lot of interest from users on forums (which translated into demand)

I would expect it to come hopefully next summer. Likely long end of 50mm to decrease lens length. There is obviously marketing coordination between Olympus & Panasonic (just see the m43 primes lineup), hence they would not want to release two high grade zooms soon together. I would assume they will give the 12-35 time to sell, and then release their own f4 zoom.

Yes the two lenses serve different purposes for some, but for many they would overlap as a standard zoom and users will either choose the faster f2.8 or the longer reach f4.

Only question is whether to get the 12-35 in the mean time... it is only 3" long!!

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