Why no fixed aperture f/2.8 or f/4 zooms for mFT?

Started Mar 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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PicOne
PicOne OP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,923
Lens dimensions seem to allow room?

Mostly folks have postulated that the lenses would necessarily grow in size, but I'm not sure this is necessarily the case. One reason I asked, is that a lot of the mFT lens diagrams seem to show quite a bit of unused space in the diameter of the lens if you compare the glass elements to the actual edges of the lens barrels.

eg. Oly 14-42

on the other hand, this lens is using is available diameter in order to acheive f/5.6 for its 150mm long end of the zoom

oly 14-150

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