E M-5 and lenses . Reason to be concerned?

Started Apr 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
Martin.au Forum Pro • Posts: 12,692
Re: E M-5 and lenses . Reason to be concerned?

Anders W wrote:

Valentinian wrote:

Money might not be an important issue for some (or many) in this forum. However, it is for me.

After buying the E M-5 with the 12-50 kit, money being what it is, or rather, what it isn't, I had to wait some time before considering other lenses.

Then, one lens at the (long) time, I bought first the 25/1.4,  then the 45-175, then the 14/2.5.

Maybe my next lens (future) will be the Oly 75/1.8 - Or maybe not. Maybe it will be the soon to come Panasonic 150/2.8 - In any case, either of these two lenses will not have stabilization -

So, all my lenses (except the kit lens) will work with IBIS only. Which means that when in a long, long future, I will replace the E M-5 with another mirrorless, it HAS to be an Olympus, for IBIS reasons

And here comes my concern:

Panasonic and others keep releasing cameras, lenses, and more are coming out.

And Olympus? why don't we see other Olympus lenses coming up? What's happening there? did I invest in a sound system?

Last year, Panasonic released three new bodies (GF5, G5, GH3) and three new lenses (45-150, 12-35, 35-100).

Last year, Olympus released three new bodies (E-M5, E-PL5, E-PM2) and three new lenses (75/1.8, 60/2.8, and 17/1.8).

So what's the problem?

Damn, that was one hell of a year. So much benchmark gear.

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