I love my V1's small fast and most importantly for me, the evf. I'm 54, a photojournalist of 30+ years and my eyes need the evf, or glasses. The V1 has 4 weak points, overheating, blacked out shutter after 1 shot, clunky menus and the strange flash. Yet, it's awesome for street photography, can't wait to see if 3 of 4 are fixed. These cameras are full on pro quality, the lenses are pretty sweet also. Who cares about exposure compensation, shoot manual, it's way easier to batch edit. I bet the big lens will be a huge hit for pro sports shooters.
I care very little what the bench tests will tell me about the quality of this lens. I take pictures with light, not benches & this is a light sucker. I also carry equipment & my back says thank you.
This is a killer lens, metal over plastic, suoer bonus.
Mike Brunette: This is a true game changer, if you're serious about photography & more importantly video this is a killer piece of glass.
Suffice it to say that the super heavyweight 200mm/2.0 lenses that most pros want, yet can't afford is way more expensive (list price $9,500), and harder to transport, not to mention the big canon is almost 1/2 stop slower.
Dimensions = φ60.7 x 51.7mm / φ2.39 X 2.04 in.Weight = 165g / 5.82 oz.
Canon EF 200mm f/2.0
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 2.4 x 2.4 inches ; 5.6 pounds
The Olympus is about the size and weight of the Canpn's lens hood.
Not embarrassed at all, just corrected, so 150mm 1.8. My correction is the error, my bad. The important thing is that this is an exceptional lens value. I'm not her to criticize, I'm here for actual discussion.
I'm glad you knuckleheads took the time to correct me other than commenting on the observation.
This is one wicked lens, that's all that matters.
It doesn't matter what people say they want, what matters is what people buy & this will sell, because it's awesome, actually has more glass than a marble
Looked up specs, the crop factor is only 1.6, making my comparison totally ridiculous.
It's only comparable to a 120mm f/1.8 in 35mm world.
Yet throwing an as yet non-existent 1.6 teleconverter on this bad boy it would be roughly 192mm f/2.4
This is a true game changer, if you're serious about photography & more importantly video this is a killer piece of glass.