Rumor, new Panasonic Lumix 7-28mm

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Rumor, new Panasonic Lumix 7-28mm
Aug 9, 2012

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Re: Rumor, new Panasonic Lumix 7-28mm
In reply to Aleo Veuliah, Aug 9, 2012

If that lens happens and it's good without being overly large I might have to get into m43.

That's about the perfect focal range for my needs/wants, combined with the Oly 45mm f1.8 I'd be set I think.
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Seems really unlikely....
In reply to Aleo Veuliah, Aug 9, 2012

Hmm, I think I'd rate that FT1 or FT0. I can't think of a single UWA zoom with a ratio much more than 2:1 in any format from any system at any time. I only know a little bit about optics but looking at the designs for UWA zooms and normal zooms the designs are wildly different and I doubt there is a practical design that can bridge that range. Obviously I could be quite wrong about that!
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Re: Seems really unlikely....
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Re: Seems really unlikely....
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assaft wrote:

There is this Fuji UWA lens on the X-PRO roadmap - http://www.fujixseries.com/discussion/933/fujifilm-x-mount-lens-road-map-2012-2013/p1

Which one in this map is a 4x zoom? Even the telephoto is less than 4x.

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assaft wrote:

There is this Fuji UWA lens on the X-PRO roadmap - http://www.fujixseries.com/discussion/933/fujifilm-x-mount-lens-road-map-2012-2013/p1

Which one in this map is a 4x zoom? Even the telephoto is less than 4x.

i was commenting only on the possibility of a UWA with a wider range than 2:1. The drawing shows a 10-24mm lens. However, I just noticed that in the text below it says 12-24mm. So I have no idea what is correct.

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assaft wrote:

tt321 wrote:

assaft wrote:

There is this Fuji UWA lens on the X-PRO roadmap - http://www.fujixseries.com/discussion/933/fujifilm-x-mount-lens-road-map-2012-2013/p1

Which one in this map is a 4x zoom? Even the telephoto is less than 4x.

i was commenting only on the possibility of a UWA with a wider range than 2:1. The drawing shows a 10-24mm lens. However, I just noticed that in the text below it says 12-24mm. So I have no idea what is correct.

in the press release quoted below they said 10-24mm, so that's probably the correct data.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2012/06/25/four-primes-three-zooms-on-new-fuji-x-mount-lens-roadmap

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Re: Rumor, new Panasonic Lumix 7-28mm
In reply to Aleo Veuliah, Aug 9, 2012

I wonder if 7-14 was mistranslated to 7-28, where the 14 was rewritten in 35mm equivalent terms.

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THAT makes sense!
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SLOtographer wrote:

I wonder if 7-14 was mistranslated to 7-28, where the 14 was rewritten in 35mm equivalent terms.

A reworked 7-14mm makes far more sense than a 7-28mm dream.

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I suspect error, probably 7-14 (FOV 14-28) replacement
In reply to Aleo Veuliah, Aug 9, 2012

Hi,

I suspect error on part of "source".

It is not clear, but appears that current 7-14mm may have been discontinued (lower price available at many places, in the sub $900 level) plus B&H has previously reported "discontinued" in past. I bought mine recenbtly new for $750

With advent of Pan 12-35, upcoming 35-100, both weather-sealed, and with a higher end construction, it makes sense for Panasonic to complete professional "trinity" with weather sealed new version of 7-14 cosmetically similar to the 12-35.

Since the "28" reported is 2x 14 and is the 35mm equivalent focal length, this would be an easy misstatement. To build a good quality 7-28 with any reasonable speed would be huge and expensive. OTOH Nikon did have a 24-50mm for many years,

I would buy a new weather-sealed 7-14. It is the only thing I miss from my Olympus 7-14.

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The most likely explanation you present there
In reply to SLOtographer, Aug 9, 2012

SLOtographer wrote:

I wonder if 7-14 was mistranslated to 7-28, where the 14 was rewritten in 35mm equivalent terms.

There's no way they can make a decent/ affordable 14-56mm EFL lens.

Some people have suggested waaay back that an OIS version is coming, but maybe Panasonic simply has decided to stock the current high end model in numbers, and start making a simpler, more affordable lower end version. Would be welcomed, since the 7-14mm is over the top for most m43 users - incl. me.

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assaft wrote:

tt321 wrote:

assaft wrote:

There is this Fuji UWA lens on the X-PRO roadmap - http://www.fujixseries.com/discussion/933/fujifilm-x-mount-lens-road-map-2012-2013/p1

Which one in this map is a 4x zoom? Even the telephoto is less than 4x.

i was commenting only on the possibility of a UWA with a wider range than 2:1. The drawing shows a 10-24mm lens. However, I just noticed that in the text below it says 12-24mm. So I have no idea what is correct.

That would only make 20-36mm a smaller range than 14-56mm, which, I agree With KenW, sounds very improbable.

May be that the rumors source goofed in the specs and it was meant to be 7-18mm, aka 14-36mm : that would allow them to compete against the Olympus 9-18mm.

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Re: I suspect error, probably 7-14 (FOV 14-28) replacement
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Where did you find a new 7-14 for $750? I would be all over that...

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Re: I suspect error, probably 7-14 (FOV 14-28) replacement
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That would be an excellent deal. I recently sold mine used for over $800.

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Where did you find a new 7-14 for $750? I would be all over that...

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SLOtographer wrote:

I wonder if 7-14 was mistranslated to 7-28, where the 14 was rewritten in 35mm equivalent terms.

That, or they made a typo and it was supposed to be 7-18mm instead of 7-28mm.

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7-28 is equivalent to 14-56 and that makes no sense. 7-18 makes sense if its replacing the 7-14 and they should keep it an F 4.0. Unless they are going to try and do the Olympus competition that allows filters?

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Maybe he's just trying to keep his dedicated readers interested. 7-28 sounds a bit bogus.

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Hi,

I purchased it from Midwest Photo Exchange in Columbus Ohio (mpex.com) from a mid-July "Dig for your Deal" email promotion, On that promotion, you had to phone in and offer a price for that particular lens. It was initially refused but the following week was again available for $750. These sales do not last long.

I have recently received a new "Dig for your Deal" promotion which showed the 7-14 at something like $855, if I remember correctly. They sometimes offer outstanding deals and are a first class pro-equipment operation (but I have never physically been there). They initially sent me the 7-14 (I think a store demo without the lens cap. I spoke with them and they arranged a pickup and replacement at their cost. I have also bought high end ProFoto Monolight kits from them.

Anyway, you might want to give them a call on current pricing for the 7-14.

Also keep an eye on Amazon, although high right now, they sometimes offer great deals. I just bought the 45-175 for $280 with free shipping.

Ed

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Re: Seems really unlikely....
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kenw wrote:

Hmm, I think I'd rate that FT1 or FT0. I can't think of a single UWA zoom with a ratio much more than 2:1 in any format from any system at any time. I only know a little bit about optics but looking at the designs for UWA zooms and normal zooms the designs are wildly different and I doubt there is a practical design that can bridge that range. Obviously I could be quite wrong about that!
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I understand your logic, but it is possible, or maybe they have made a mistake on the focal range and it is a new 7-14mm weather sealed to complement the 12-25mm and 35-100mm.

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Re: Yes, I thought the same, it makes sense.
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SLOtographer wrote:

I wonder if 7-14 was mistranslated to 7-28, where the 14 was rewritten in 35mm equivalent terms.

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I have though the same. Maybe it was a mistake, on telling the focal range. It makes sense.

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