ybizzle: Near Leica quality without the Leica price! ;)
@Norm The fact you have inferior sensor doesn't mean you have o make bad lenses. Even if the have crappy sensors in the past (for some people), Olympus still made very high quality lenses that outresolve their sensors. The difference is telling by mounting a HG lens on E-5 when compared to past models. And this can be done because the lens quality is so good.
Ashley Pomeroy: It's worth pointing out that the old Olympus 7-14mm f/4 was also extremely expensive, and the company sells a 300mm f/2.8 which will set you back the price of a decent used car. And both lenses are apparently excellent, so I guess you pay for quality in Olympus-land. I imagine this will outsell the aforementioned by a wide margin.
You know, what with all the financial shenanigans back then I was worried that Olympus might fold, but they seem to be bouncing back.
7-14mm IIRC is like the cheapest SHG lens.
justmeMN: So they made a silver non-weather-sealed lens to go on their black weather-sealed camera?
I actually think they will come up with something else for outdoor, just to milk more $ out of us probably. LOL
doctorbza: my goodness. it looks like camera makers figured if DSLR's sales are going to decline, they might as well keep the prices the same. so much for the whole "smaller lenses cost less to produce" benefit of m43...
Smaller lenses may cost less to produce but not if you want it of very high quality. Things come at a price.
No, they intend the lens to be used as studio work or indoor sportsgraphy, that's why weathersealed is not needed.
mpgxsvcd: This makes the E-M5 a no go for me.
"In Movie mode, you gain P,A,S and M control, a choice over focus mode and retention of AEL if you've got it assigned to a button. Frustratingly, while nominally offering a very good level of control over video, the camera doesn't allow you to change any exposure settings when you're shooting. The P,A and S modes will adjust to match the camera's metered value, with whatever exposure compensation you've applied before recording. You can apply AEL during recording to over-ride these exposure shifts, but you can't manually decide to adjust aperture or exposure compensation, mid-take."
The best hybrid camera, if not going full frame, is still the GH2(hacked).
fz750: I haven't had my mitts on one yet, but seen a couple in local shop windows and at first I thought it had a telephoto lens attached but on closer inspection it's just a normal 12-50mm?
How come it's so long? Seems twice as long as the one on my E-PL2 ??
It has internal focus, the tube does not extend.
cesaregal: AF Performances.
AF speed is very important in my opinion. I don't see in the WEB or in the literature a complete answer in order to camera/lens AF speed values.
Which is E-M5/Zuiko 12mm AF speed?Which is E-M5/Zuiko 45mm AF speed?
Excellent lenses but what about autofocus speed when joined to E-M5?
AF speed is no longer a problem with the latest M43 models. The lenses you mentioned all have snappy AF on E-P3. The only problem though are the older lenses such as 20mm 1.7 and the 43 ZD lenses.
BJN: I take it you can't update an Olympus lens via a Panasonic camera body. Sounds like Micro Four Thirds compatibility is far from complete beween brands and products.
Yes you can, they do provide alternative ways to do so.http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/fourthirds_olylens.cfm
Somebody obviously jumped to conclusion too early...