Best zoom range for an F/2 zoom lens

Started 3 months ago | Polls thread
OP Edgar Matias Regular Member • Posts: 242
Re: Best zoom range for an F/2 zoom lens

Skeeterbytes wrote:

My only 2.0 zoom is the 3.5-pound 30-100 SHG. I doubt Oly would see many sales of a revival; with that said it's a fabulous lens.

Important to remember that the SHG lenses were part of a system with almost no fast primes and absolutely no small, fast primes. m4/3 is a vastly different landscape.

Good points.

I think the SHG lenses were too heavy and too expensive. Sigma's f/1.8 zooms are less expensive, and appear to be selling great. Native m4/3 versions would be significantly lighter -- maybe 400g for a 17-35mm f/2, and 800g for a 50-100mm.

I posted a followup poll for an f/2 long zoom just now...

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4279419

Thanks to everyone who voted. I know it's all fantasy, but it's still fun to consider. Maybe Panasonic / Olympus / Sigma will see this and figure out a way to make it happen.

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