6 new lenses for Micro 4/3 in Photokina 2012

Started Aug 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
Dixa
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Re: 6 new lenses for Micro 4/3 in Photokina 2012
In reply to ginsbu, Aug 2, 2012

ginsbu wrote:

Dixa wrote:

  • Panasonic tele: we have 45mm & 75mm with 60mm (macro) coming — we don't need another in that range very badly; we do need longer.

by that logic we didn't need the 12-35 2.8, but the reality is that we did.

Did we already have a fast zoom I'm not aware of?

what is wrong with you?

you said

'we already have a 45mm and 75mm we dont need another in that range (you are speaking about the 35-100 2.8)

but we have 12/2, 20/1.7, 25/1.4. so by your logic we didn't need a 12-35 2.8. the REALITY is that we DO need a 12-35 2.8 and a 35-100 2.8 ie - 24-70 and 70-200 2.8, the two most common used focal length fast zooms in the professional world

  • Olympus normal: I don't see the need; I'd much rather see Panasonic just improve the AF on their 20mm.

an olympus or panasonic high quality 17 or 18mm lens would be ideal, as 35mm fov is considered 'normal' for general street photography - or was when it was done with leicas getting good shots.

The rumors are about a cheaper 25mm from Oly. That's what I'm talking about.

if olympus can do it better for less then more power to them. the panasonic 25mm 1.4 is impossible to find, and it's 600 bucks.

35mm-equivalent is generally termed a moderate WA, not a normal. Going by the sensor diagonal rule for normal lenses (43mm in 135 format), 35mm isn't substantially less normal than 50mm, and closer to normal than 55mm or 58mm "long normals", but that's the way the terminology is used.

35mm is considered normal for rangefinder street photography. look up the greats

Anyway, as I had said, a 17mm f/2 would be very welcome and should be Oly's replacement for their current 17mm. I would much rather choose among 17/2, 20/1.7 (with improved AF speed) and 25/1.4, than among the existing 17/2.8, 20/1.7 and 25/1.4 and a new 25/1.8.

yes the system needs a quality 17mm lens, but the need for fast telephoto is far greater.

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