Are the constant aperture Panasonic lenses worth it (and are you wating for Olympus?)

Started Apr 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jorginho
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In reply to Marty4650, Apr 4, 2013

Even though I still agree there is not much overlap, there is more than you say there is.

- 17 mm 1.8 is close enough to the 20 mm 1.7 (seeing quite a few discussion about these two).
- 9-18 mm Oly is not too different and a viable option pricewise too to the 7-14 mm.
- 40-150 vs 45-150
- 42,5 f1.2 (roadmap) or 45 mm 1.8. although tjhe price will be very different for sure
- 12mm 2.0 or 14mm f2.5 is also not an overlap, but close enough to consider either of both
- 75-300 or 100-300 mm is close, but here OIs or not is very important depending on the body you use

I agree with economy of scale etc. But given the no overlap but close lenses, I think we can expect something from Oly here too. May be something like an 12-40 f2.8 to f4.0 (has been rumored I think). 40-100 f2.8 to f4.0 etc.

Also, if rumors are correct there could be a cam that can hold 43 and m43 lenses. E7. In that case, the body could give us these very fast lenses because they are already there...

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