Olympus wide-angle zoom Pro

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Olympus wide-angle zoom Pro
5 months ago

I'm in the market for a WIDE lens. I have the 14 2.5, and while it's a great little lens, it isn't all that wide. I don't care for the Oly 9-18 (ugly looking lens, barrel extends, slow aperture). I'm considering the Oly 12 (thought I don't care for the silver finish on an all black camera), and the Panasonic 7-14 (really wide, but can't accept filters and F/4 is still pretty slow, especially for indoors.

However I remembered the Olympus lens roadmap for 2013/14, and the wide angle Pro zoom lens. Based on the roadmap, at its widest FOV it should be wider than 10mm (which would be great!), and hopefully it would be a constant F/2.8 aperture to fall in line with the other Pro lenses. This would be my ideal lens (wide, fast, and black in color).

Does anybody know anything about this lens? I haven't heard a peep about it, despite it being on the 2014 roadmap. Do you think Olympus is waiting to announce it at Photokina later this year in September?

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