Sirandar: If Pana and Oly want to make "Pro" lenses they need to know what kind of pros they are targetting and realize they are competing against their own 40-150mm lenses which usually can do the job. I love my OMD-E5 to death but if I was really making my living with it I probably would be forced to used FF, if only because my customers would expect it. Thankfully I am free of the bondage of actually trying to sell photography.
Take home message .... there is not much point making 1000$ plus pro lenses for M4/3. The rich want more prestige cameras and the middle that loves and supports M4/3 cant justify the price when the 40-150 is only 149$
If the Oly primes I wanted dipped below the 400$ mark I would buy them tomorrow (12mm and 75mm). That is the price these primes should be.
"The optically best Olympus lenses shame Nikon and Canon."
LMAO. No, not even close.
pca7070: Made in Thailand, finally.
You've never met a sloppy Japanese, have you?
Paul Kersey Photography: it's interesting how Nikon continues to roll out a dying line of cameras; the DSLR.
Seems less dead than mirrorless.
beavertown: The worst investment ever made by Tameron. Who owns EOS-M?
Even the population of the unwanted Nikon 1 system is much higher than the EOS-M.
So do I. Plus plenty of people in Japan, making it one of the top selling mirrorless in the country. Just because us M owners aren't loud and obnoxious like some mirrorless fanboys here, doen't mean we don't exist.
Lab D: F/4.5-F/6.3 awesome.
Oh by the way, now I know why people with poor math skills go for m43. You gotta be quite a piece of work if you can't multiply something by 1.5 or 1.6.
I see that you're reaching for the 'reach' defence. Are things going slow in the m43 world? Thought you guys would be scrambling to find some kind of bandage fix for your EVFs getting burnt by the sun.
At least you don't have to times two to arrive at the effective aperture. Unlike what you're shooting with.
topstuff: I find it hard to conceal my contempt and disappointment for a camera company that has more resources than any other, to offer such a weak and cynical offering in mirrorless to its customers.
They are abusing their brand and cynically expecting people to buy something inferior by design, just because of who they are and the distribution they have at their disposal.
In many ways I'm pleased that the M is so unsuccessful. Hopefully it will force Canon to take the market more seriously, make a better effort, and so produce something much better for the marketplace.
Then we all benefit.
What you need, is a shrink.
"We've already published lab test data showing that its optically excellent"
It's, as in 'it is', not its.
Hiring proofreader? I'm in Seattle.
Dabbler: When the MKI came out I gave up 12mm at the long end in my 112mm X20. Now I'm expected to give up another 30mm? Yes the 24mm at the wide end is nice but I would miss many shots at the long end using a MKIII. I'm interested to see what Nikon comes up with in the P8000.
Why would you "miss" the shot? Just snap it at the tele end and crop.
Lapkonium: Chinese company – check. Imitating apple's product name, looks of advertising materials, and gadget's appearance (iPod touch) – check. High specifications, unreasonably low price – check. Now, it's evident that something was saved upon. Most likely it will look and feel cheap, fail and disintegrate within months.
Armchair commentator who has no idea what he's talking about - check.
TimT999: The level of copying that's going on with the Mi Pad and all DP can say is "aimed at Apple's iPad Mini. " Let's at least be honest here, this is a level of theft that probably won't be allowed outside China.
Fairly common in China of course. You go into any big market area in Beijing or Shanghai and the booths are full of knock-offs of international brands. You can get a great price on a real, authentic "Rolex" that falls apart after a month.
I assume the hardware for the Mi Pad isn't that level of cheap crap. But the real issue is the software interface. If it's standard Android, it could very well take market share away from Samsung. The Mi Pad could definitely undercut their tablets.
I don't think it competes as much with Apple regardless of Mi Pad's flagrant copying. Many of the folks in China who have the money for Apple won't want to own a brand that screams knock-off.
"You can get a great price on a real, authentic "Rolex" that falls apart after a month."
I actually have a knock off "Rolex" and it's been keeping very accurate time for the last six years.
Ian SS: The cheaper 10-18mm EFS I see the point, but why 16-35mm IS? Wide angle lenses will not be affected as much due to hand shaking, I would rather have bigger f-stop.
Video. Video. Video. I'm a guy. I don't understand why there are ladies restroom everywhere. I never use them!
An Olympus camera that's not flawless? Shocking!
12345ccr: Eh, 17-40 still seems like the superior option. I can see this being good for video shooters though, particularly with the 70D. The IS and image quality will have to be up to par of course to justify the price over the 17-40 but there is some potential.
Why is the 17-40 superior? Other than the extra 5mm on the tele end and a lower price, this new lens is better in every way.
kwa_photo: Now, maybe if they had a clear/translucent version, that could be fun from a technology and conversation starting standpoint. To be able to see the internals (just isolate the sensor from light in its own little box) and it would be sort of fun. "Do I have an SD card in this thing? Yep! I see it!" LOL!!!
Never mind. That might work.
Clear version? Will it actually capture any image, other than those that are completely pure white?
EvokeEmotion: This completes the Canon APS-C Trinity: 10-18, 18-55, 55-250. All with IS and STM.
So much for the conspiracy theory that Canon is about to abandon the APS-C format.
The 60mm macro is a EF-S prime.
This completes the Canon APS-C Trinity: 10-18, 18-55, 55-250. All with IS and STM.
dwill23: Sigma 18-35 f1.8 HSM is cheaper and over 2 stops faster. C'mon canon, reverse engineer Sigma's new optical formula and match their quality and I might pay the 33% price premium for your red stripe.
My 17-40 has been a total wedding work horse for me on my 5D3. I know some like to shoot the 24-70 L but the first one was garbage and 2nd one too costly.
However, the price point of the 10-18 sounds like it will move a lot of units, however, it's not that bright.