Panasonic Leica vs Olympus Pro Zooms

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RobbieBear Senior Member • Posts: 1,507
Re: Panasonic Leica vs Olympus Pro Zooms

Astrotripper wrote:

Photoderm wrote:

Why is panasonic releasing variable aperture lenses for their presumably "pro" leica line?

Coz they already have a pro line with constant f/2.8 zooms. Which are also smaller and lighter that Olympus ones.

I find this to be a huge disadvantage over the Olympus Pro line.

That's why they also offer you those constant f/2.8 alternatives.

Is it purely to maintain a smaller profile (they do seem to be a touch smaller/lighter than the olympus pro lenses)?

In case of 12-60, you get 50% more on the long end, without a noticeable increase in size or weight over the Olympus 12-40. In fact, it still weighs less.

All of the FL gain though is at f4. Ok for some, but not for others.

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