Oly lens roadmap...new tele?

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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kwa_photo Veteran Member • Posts: 3,120
Oly lens roadmap...new tele?

I see that the old 40-150 (plastic mount) can be had for $99 when you buy an OM-D. I passed on it, I'd like a little more reach and it wouldn't get that much use when I have one with more reach. Now, if it were sealed like the 12-50, I'd bite - no question.

I've been out of m4/3 for a couple years (last was GH1) and not up to speed. Has anyone heard of new tele lenses (especially Oly weather sealed) to compete at a lower price point than the Panny offering at over $1000? I remember picking up the 50-200 f/2.8-3.5 (non-SWD) for my old E-3 and E-1 for around $750 years ago. Even if they came out with a slightly slower zoom (ex. 50-200 f/3.5-5.6) at a nice price ($500 like the 12-50), I'd be happy.

I used to have the Panny 45-200 but man, that is huge compared to the little 12-50.  I may go for a used one for around $150 until a lower priced sealed lens the size of a 12-50 is available.  What is everyone else using or recommend?

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