Are the constant aperture Panasonic lenses worth it (and are you wating for Olympus?)

Started Apr 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
tedolf Forum Pro • Posts: 24,979
Not unless you are a wedding photographer.....

zenpmd wrote:

Buying them together is just such a lot of money. But imaging the possiblities of the two together is just mind blowing for the size and quality.

What is everyone elses thoughts, and who is waiting for Olympus are about to offer? As far as I know there is no plan for a zoom like the 35-100 2.8, just the shorter zoom, which is sadly not as wide as the Panasonic but might be smaller (due to the lack of IS) and hopefully won't have the CA that it suffers from on the Oly.

Yours thoughts most welcome!

the marginal cost/marginal benefit analysis doesn't pan out compared to prime lenses.

As long as you can change lenses, you are better off with primes: better IQ, smaller and lighter, more features (e.g. snap focus), lower cost and faster.


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