Maybe this is it !!!

Started Sep 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
azazel1024
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Re: Bring on a logical lens set....
In reply to Guy Parsons, Sep 3, 2013

Guy Parsons wrote:

Sergey Borachev wrote:

I started another thread about the need for a high-end 17mm lens in M43 yesterday and it reached 150 posts already.

Now, 43rumors is showing a patent for what might just be the lens I was waiting for, an Olympus 15mm f/2.0 and it seems to have a promising design. I hope it is weatherproof.

http://www.43rumors.com/olympus-15mm-f2-0-patent/comment-page-1/#comment-343240

Maybe it represents some Olympus original thought.

Instead of sticking to the boring film days standard set of primes of 28/35/50 (equivalents) etc, maybe they are trying to get a more logical set of lenses established, suitable for the 21st century.

Think in terms of  7.5/15/30/60 maybe for a 2x separated set, 60mm already there in the macro and 15mm in the toy lens cap lens so far - now for a real 15mm and hopefully 30mm later.

Then an even better 1.4x separated prime set would become 7.5/11/15/21/30/42/60 in rounded numbers. Nice. I might even stray from zooms if something sensible like that happens.

Regards...... Guy

I guess.

A set of 12, 17, 25, 45, 75 is a pretty decent inverval as well. Between 1.4-1.8 for each step.

I guess if I had to have an "ideal" it would be an 8, 12, 17, 25, 42.5, 67.5, 100mm.

I already have the 12/2, 17/2.8, 25/1.4, 45/1.8 and s60/2.8. At some point I'll swap the 17/2.8 for the 17/1.8. Some future date I may add or swap the s60/2.8 for the 75/1.8. It just depends if/when any longer medium telephoto primes come out (Panasonic 150/2.8 doesn't count as it isn't a medium telephoto. To me a 210mm equivelent is pretty much as long as you can get to be considered a medium telephoto. Basically 100-210mm is medium for me).

Oh, I'd also need/want a wider lens at some point. A 9mm would be acceptable, I'd prefer an 8mm and a 6 or 7mm would be amazing.

I do still really want a 67.5mm. I used that focal length on 35m film for so many years and it worked great as my medium telephoto heavy lifter. My s60/2.8 is an awesome lens, but it is just a tiny bit too short most of the time (a 67.5/2.8, or better yet a 67.5/2 would be a lot nicer, supposing it could come vaguely close in optical quality, that s60/2.8 is amazingly sharp). I am thinking/hoping down the road the Olympus 75mm would fit a bit better with the longer reach and larger aperature and it is slightly higher optical quality too, though it is really splitting hairs at this level IMHO. I am just a little worried it'll be too long sometimes.

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