I have to applaud olympus for..

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I have to applaud olympus for..
Mar 5, 2013

Not caving into the "Pro optics must be constant aperture" mantra with their HG lenses. I recently moved to nikon and I find it extremely dumb for them to have made this nice compact 70-200 tele zoom a fixed f4. It's about the size and weight of the 50-200 f2.8-3.5 DZ but is crippled on the short end fstop wise likely because of marketing I would guess. I never understood the need for a fixed aperture on a modern camera body anyway or why a VA lens isn't a "pro optic". If I want the 50-200 to be a fixed zoom, I just set the camera to f3.5.

Anyway, I always thought olympus was smart to ignore the people who think only cheap consumer lenses should have a variable aperture.

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