Olympus fast zooms may be coming in 2013

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
ryan2007 Forum Pro • Posts: 12,001
Re: Olympus fast zooms may be coming in 2013

clengman wrote:

ryan2007 wrote:

Olympus should do fast zooms for Olympus users. If you know the Olympus lens may work better than the Panasonic on the Olympus body will you wait?

Also, manufactures always say their lens is great and revolutionary as a marking thing. You need to show confidence in your product. Sure, they will be good lenses.

The cost should be on par with Panasonic if constructed in a similar way like the internal zoom of the Panny 35-100 2.8.

No, no, no.

They shouldn't make fast zooms because olympus needs fast zooms that work on olympus bodies. The panny zooms work on olympus bodies. They need to differentiate their product somewhat. I'm not sure I'd be interested anyway. I think Id prefer to use my kit zoom and a few sub f/2 primes and I doubt I'll ever have the money for a fast zoom ​and​ fast primes.

But my point is, Olympus can't just make a 12-35 f/2.8 and a 35-100 f/2.8. They should make non-constant aperture zooms with longer range and no OIS. If they could do a 12-50 f/2.8-4.0 and a 50-150 f/2.8-4.5 (or something like that.) and make them a hair less expensive than the panny zooms they'd have something competitive.

That is fine for stills. I am sure their will be complaints not have OIS on the long side, but for the video side of things it would not be optimal since zooming with a variable aperture lens will change exposure.

I wish the Panasonic 12-35 2.8 was a 12-60 mm or 14-60 mm 2.8, that 28-105 mm type equivalent.

I don't know if Olympus is just going to put out a lens to stay competitive just like Nikon & Canon do. and will Olympus do a GH-3 type of body? If they did something with video that blew away Panasonic I would even have to think on it.

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