Sigma or Tamron: 70-200 2.8 for micro 4/3

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SystemAgnostic Contributing Member • Posts: 745
Sigma or Tamron: 70-200 2.8 for micro 4/3

Panasonic created a wonderful 200mm f/2.8 lens. And they are selling it for $2500!  It isn't small or light either:  at 1245 grams and almost the size of a full sized 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.

So, Tamron or Sigma, I want you to take a 70-200 f/2.8 full frame lens, build in an adapter like you did for Sony mount lenses, and sell for micro 4/3.  It would be only a bit heavier and larger than the Panasonic 200mm prime, yet be a nice range zoom and should match or exceed the performance.  I can of course use an autofocus adapter like a metabones, but the performance is never as good as a native lens.

It wont sell bucket loads, but will be very cheap to develop and you can undercut Panasonic price by about 50%.

Another thought, but would be quite a bit more difficult:  some lenses have a built in teleconverter.  How about build in an optional speedbooster.  Flick a switch, and the lens changes from a 70-200 f/2.8 to a 50-150 f/2.  Or a three way switch to include a speedbooster and teleconverter:   50-150 f/2, 70-200 f/2.8, or a 100-280 f/4 all in one.

I know, crazy talk.  But just like the MC-11 adapter for Sony, once such an adapter is engineered for micro 4/3 (with or without speedbooster / teleconverter), it can be easily used for a few different lenses which are already designed and being sold for other mounts.

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