Why no lens uniformity?

Started 6 months ago | Discussions thread
frankmurphy
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Re: Lens classes are as follow
In reply to DonSC, 6 months ago

It does feel that the Olympus lenses weren't really planned out as lines though (with the exception of the new PRO lenses and the two "R" kit zooms). For the primes, there are only pairs of lenses: 12 & 17mm, 25 & 45mm, 9 & 15mm bodycaps. The 17 f/2.8, 60 macro and 75mm all stand apart (for different reasons). The weather sealing is all over the place. The 12, 17, 25 & 45 look the closest to a "lens line", but the furnishings are different. Compared with what Canon did with its original "ugly duckling" EF lenses, the Olympus ones are all over the place.

In the end, it shouldn't matter, but these little fit-and-finish things do give a certain impression of a company's products. It's part if why the upcoming PRO line looks to be all of a unified visual design.

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