More Compact 55-210 possible/likely?

Started Feb 13, 2013 | Questions thread
kev777zero
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Re: More Compact 55-210 possible/likely?
In reply to gwlaw99, Feb 13, 2013

gwlaw99 wrote:

I was wondering if it was likely or even possible for Sony to make a more compact 55-210 using the same principles as the 16-50? Maybe this is just impossible for longer lenses? I don't know the physics.

I really hope they do but there might be some limitations. Panasonic released a 45-175mm telephoto powerzoom alongside with its 14-42mm pancake a while back, but it wasn't much smaller than its normal telephoto zooms. The lens wouldn't stretch out upon zooming though so that was pretty nice.

If they could manage to make a powerzoom/collapsible design for the 55-210mm and end up with the size of the original kit zoom I'd buy it.

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