Panasonic 150mm 2.8 Doomed Before Its Release??

Started Oct 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Panasonic 150mm 2.8 Doomed Before Its Release??
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As many know, Panasonic is set to release a 150mm 2.8 prime sometime in the first half of next year. With the announcement of the Olympus 40-150mm 2.8, how relevant is the 150mm prime now? I prefer primes, but the added versatility of the 40-150mm makes the Panasonic 150mm prime a no buy (even if the 40-150 is a few hundred more). The Panasonic 150mm will have OIS and should be slightly smaller (though the mock-up looked huge), but at this point is there still any interest in this lens?

The only chance this lens has is if Panasonic can get it to market before Olympus can release their 40-150. I think Panasonic made a mistake by not making this lens at least F1.8 or faster (even though it would be slightly larger/heavier). I think that would make the prime much more desirable.

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