6 new lenses for Micro 4/3 in Photokina 2012

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6 new lenses for Micro 4/3 in Photokina 2012
Aug 1, 2012

From 43 Rumors they say,

"Trusted sources told me that Panasonic will show many new lenses in September at Photokina. It’s still not confirmed but the total number could be of four lenses. One is the long awaited 35-100mm X lens. Than we will have an tele prime lens similar to the Olympus 75mm f/1.8. I also heard about a new wide angle zoom. The fourth lens specs are still unknown.

For the record, Olympus will also announce at least two new lenses. Makes a total of six lenses (minimum). But another very important question is when those lenses will be available. Hope these are not mostly prototypes that will than be available in 2013 only! May sources can also share me some info about that question. Thanks!"

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In reply to Aleo Veuliah, Aug 1, 2012

Unfortunately I doubt Panny's tele-prime will be out soon enough, or else I am just looking for a reason to cancel my Oly 75mm order. One can hope.

Exciting. I can't wait to find out what else we're in store for.

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That is good news, more lenses will make Micro 4/3 even stronger.

Thank you for posting this.

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dnercesian wrote:

Unfortunately I doubt Panny's tele-prime will be out soon enough, or else I am just looking for a reason to cancel my Oly 75mm order. One can hope.

Exciting. I can't wait to find out what else we're in store for.

Maybe they don't take too long, if they will announce them on Photkina 2012.

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the 12-35 and that 35-100 both being 2.8 would bring m43 in as a viable wedding sytem. that 100 still wont have the perspective flattening or shallow dof of an actual 200mm lens, but the apertures mean you have the only focal lengths that matter to a wedding and even small event photographer would need fully covered now

we now need 150/2.8 and 200/2.8.

Aleo Veuliah wrote:

From 43 Rumors they say,

"Trusted sources told me that Panasonic will show many new lenses in September at Photokina. It’s still not confirmed but the total number could be of four lenses. One is the long awaited 35-100mm X lens. Than we will have an tele prime lens similar to the Olympus 75mm f/1.8. I also heard about a new wide angle zoom. The fourth lens specs are still unknown.

For the record, Olympus will also announce at least two new lenses. Makes a total of six lenses (minimum). But another very important question is when those lenses will be available. Hope these are not mostly prototypes that will than be available in 2013 only! May sources can also share me some info about that question. Thanks!"

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Dixa wrote:

the 12-35 and that 35-100 both being 2.8 would bring m43 in as a viable wedding sytem. that 100 still wont have the perspective flattening or shallow dof of an actual 200mm lens, but the apertures mean you have the only focal lengths that matter to a wedding and even small event photographer would need fully covered now

we now need 150/2.8 and 200/2.8.

Aleo Veuliah wrote:

From 43 Rumors they say,

"Trusted sources told me that Panasonic will show many new lenses in September at Photokina. It’s still not confirmed but the total number could be of four lenses. One is the long awaited 35-100mm X lens. Than we will have an tele prime lens similar to the Olympus 75mm f/1.8. I also heard about a new wide angle zoom. The fourth lens specs are still unknown.

For the record, Olympus will also announce at least two new lenses. Makes a total of six lenses (minimum). But another very important question is when those lenses will be available. Hope these are not mostly prototypes that will than be available in 2013 only! May sources can also share me some info about that question. Thanks!"

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The perspective flattening will be the same an actual 200mm lens if used at the same distance. Perspective is not made by the lens but by the camera to subject distance.
Yes the DOF will be deeper which for many is a good thing.
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And al I want is a 9mm f4 prime...
In reply to Aleo Veuliah, Aug 1, 2012

…Maybe that's too low an aspiration for Oly and Panny to respond.

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Hen3ry wrote:

…Maybe that's too low an aspiration for Oly and Panny to respond.

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Maybe not

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Re: And al I want is a 9mm f4 prime...
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9mm f/4.

I want a 7mm f/2.8. Let's at least ask for something slightly faster than the zooms we already have...
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Lets learn our facts before we complain

Flattening is caused by the subject's distance from the sensor not the lens

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+1
But more 1.4's.
And how about a T/S?

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I want the rumored 12-60
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as long as it is faster than my 12-50, better IQ (contrast and sharpness) and they keep the weather-sealing. (They can lose the motorized zoom for all I care.)
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Steven Wandy wrote:

as long as it is faster than my 12-50, better IQ (contrast and sharpness) and they keep the weather-sealing. (They can lose the motorized zoom for all I care.)
Steve

I heard from local camera store salesman who had talked to his Olympus sales rep that the 60 macro will be in the stores by the end of August. This might just be one of the two lens at Photokina.

I do hope to see a 12-60 and would expect it to be faster and better IQ than the 12-50. It would be the logical kit lens for the camera above the E-M5.

I will love to see a fast 17.5. Maybe a f 1.4.

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…Maybe that's too low an aspiration for Oly and Panny to respond.

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My 7-14 is darn nice at 9-f4 so I don't see this need.
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Any word ?
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Rumor I've read is that the 12-60 would be a variable aperture f2.8 to f4.0. Don't know if that's just wishful thinking that it will be the 4/3 optics ported to a native m43 mount. But the 43 versions is a great great lens. I've also heard rumors of an Olympus 25mm f1.8 prime.

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Steven Wandy wrote:

as long as it is faster than my 12-50, better IQ (contrast and sharpness) and they keep the weather-sealing.

+1! I would pre-order in a heartbeat. Make it so Oly!

(They can lose the motorized zoom for all I care.)

I hope they do lose the motorized zoom. The 12-50 zoom is numb and 'grindy'. I hope they make this a true successor to the 43 version!

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Albino_BlacMan wrote:

Lets learn our facts before we complain

Flattening is caused by the subject's distance from the sensor not the lens

Yes perspective stays the same. However if you double the focal in the same system you select a different portion of it.

So in this sense you can say that you have changed the perspective, that is, what you see.

What you see with an UWA or with a long tele is obviously different.

Instead if you move more close or more distant to one main object its distance to other objects will look different, although of course it stays the same .

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amalric wrote:

Albino_BlacMan wrote:

Lets learn our facts before we complain

Flattening is caused by the subject's distance from the sensor not the lens

Yes perspective stays the same. However if you double the focal in the same system you select a different portion of it.

So in this sense you can say that you have changed the perspective, that is, what you see.

The area shown is different not the perspective.

What you see with an UWA or with a long tele is obviously different.

If you crop the uwa to match the tele you have exactly the same picture other than sharpness & noise'

Instead if you move more close or more distant to one main object its distance to other objects will look different, although of course it stays the same .

Yes you ONLY change perspective by moving the camera position.

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In reply to Brian D. Schneider, Aug 2, 2012

i used tne wrong term. the difference is a matter of magnification.

im going to assume you all have a basic photog book lying around with a section on telephoto lenses

telephoto lenses will bring your subject closer, decrease depth of field, narrow field of view and visually compress the subject relative to the background, bringing it closer to the subject assuming the subject is not focused at infinity.

as an example imagine a silohoutted lighthouse with the setting sun behind it. now imagine a scenario that you can frame the lighthouse with a full frame camera exactly the same with a 24, 50, 85, 135 and 300mm lens, the lighthouse taking up as much frame real estate at every focal length.

the sun will be smaller in the 24mm relative to the 50. as you go longer the sun gets larger and larger as the background gets compressed compared to the foreground. this is a direct function of focal length and has zero to do with recorded media size.

therefore i would be unable to get a giant, half frame filling sun ball behind the lighthouse as i can with a 300mm lens on aps-c and ff if the lens is only 150mm on m43 relative to the fixed size and fov of the darkened lighthouse in this experiment.

i dont remember what the term for this was, and is what i was talking about. the 100mm will not give the same effect of pulling background objects closer to the subject as a 200mm would regardless of its equivalent field of view and depth of field

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