Olympus 42.5mm/45mm must be faster than f1.2

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razorfish Contributing Member • Posts: 512
Olympus 42.5mm/45mm must be faster than f1.2
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m43 already has the Nocticron. No need for another f1.2 but with Fuji 56mm f1.2 and Sony 85mm f1.4 in the market m43 is still behind when it comes to subject separation. Nocticron is enough for head portrait, but for blurring out the background in a waist-up or full-body portrait more separation is always better. There is no need for another f1.2 and Olympus and Panasonic need to stop creating duplicates of each other's lenses. The real competitors are Fuji, Sony, and soon Canon and Nikon will join mirrorless seriously. No need for Olympus and Panasonic to compete when there are so many other players in the market. And faster than f1.2 is possible, the E-M1 is already same size as Sony A7, so the lens could be the same size as Sony's 85mm f1.4 and still remain nice to handle. Then f0.8 or f0.9 surely is possible. Of course that's not where the mass market for m43 is, but the top end should still be competitive with other brands, so that the most demanding users don't need to change systems to make an upgrade. I'll never accept the notion that m43 is low-to-mid-end only.

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Fujifilm X-T2 Fujifilm XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR
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