Olympus fast zooms may be coming in 2013

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
clengman
clengman Senior Member • Posts: 1,964
Re: Olympus fast zooms may be coming in 2013

amtberg wrote:

OniMirage wrote:

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.

Don't you make the 12-50 kit redundant at that point? The only features separating them at that point is the power zoom and macro feature.

They would have higher IQ, faster aperture, and higher cost, so they would be differentiated.

I don't think constant aperture is that big a deal. Most people who are into video don't zoom while recording anyway. Many would say that you should NEVER zoom while recording.

constant aperture is a pretty big deal for what I think is a good amount of enthusiast shooters.

-- hide signature --

www.pixelsquish.com

Constant aperture zooms are a gimmick and imply a waste of glass. If you have a big enough front element to give f/2.8 at 40mm, then you have enough glass to make it much faster than f/2.8 at the wide end.

I can see how it could be useful for a zoom-happy videographer.

 clengman's gear list:clengman's gear list
Olympus PEN E-PL1 Olympus E-M1 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 70-300mm 1:4.0-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 +6 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
FFS
BJL
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow