Why no lens uniformity?

Started Feb 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
danstroud Forum Member • Posts: 77
Been wondering about this too

I was just thinking about this the other day and part of the confusion here is that some of the better quality lenses, optically, have lesser build quality. I suspect that it has something to do with who is designing or manufacturing the lenses for Olympus/Pany.

One area of frustration for me is that I really do want to have manual focus (snapback), aperture control (as on the forthcoming Pany 15mm), and lens function buttons, but having this on some lenses and not others is sometimes more of an irritation than a help. I'll forget whether I am switched to manual focus ia the snapback ring or via the software settings, etc…

All in all, it's not a big issue, but I think it speaks to the general lack of planning with Oly/Pany and their product lineup. I almost wish that updated versions of lenses were released more frequently to add features to older lenses to keep them up-to-date. Maybe it's for the best so I don't waste more money

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Olympus E-M1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 Macro Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 +3 more
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