Panasonic cancelled long zoom they were developing

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G1Houston
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I agree with the Nikon 1 suggestion
In reply to Fredrik Glckner, 1 month ago

Fredrik Glckner wrote:

Very long zooms are low volume lenses, so it is not strange that they cancelled it. It is hard to build a business case for them, as the price becomes high.

People who want a long lens for a small mirrorless camera are probably better off getting the Nikon 1 V3 with extra grip and EVF, and the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, which looks like an excellent birders rig.

A long and fastish zoom is primarily needed for BIF, wild life, or indoor sports, which are not the areas of strength of the m4/3 system, despite all those silly "Who said m4/3 cannot" posts. As such, very few birders a alike will buy into the m4/3 system just to do these type of photography which means a much smaller user group as potential customers. The Nikon 1 system is indeed ideal, at least for now, for birders who also want to travel light, a message Nikon seems unable to deliver and mostly ignore by users here.

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