What is your idea of "the lens gap?"

Started 10 months ago | Polls thread
Sierra Dave
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Any telephoto zoom longer than 150mm and faster than f/4.5
In reply to Marty4650, 10 months ago

Marty4650 wrote:

There is absolutely no shortage of lenses for M4/3. I recently counted 72 lenses being sold with native M4/3 lens mounts (22 of which were manual focus lenses, the rest being auto focus.) No other MILC camera brand comes even remotely close to the vast array of lenses available for the M4/3 system.

The telephoto situation is rather unfortunate now - 5 consumer telephoto zooms of the 4x-1x0 f/4-5.6 variety, yet nothing longer than 150mm and faster than f/4.5.

In theory, Olympus's 40-150/2.8 should help, but it's still a bit short, unless they release a teleconverter for it.

Bottom line: we need a 50-200/2.8-3.5 replacement, with a 1.4X TC option.  It would also be great if it wasn't more than $1k.  I know Olympus and Panasonic like to soak their higher-end users, but with Fuji and others expanding their options, it's not really a great time to give people a good reason to look elsewhere.

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