New Olympus MFT 1.4 prime lenses?

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Osa25 Senior Member • Posts: 1,792
Re: New Olympus MFT 1.4 prime lenses?
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roberthd12 wrote:

Vincent in Geneva wrote:

I can only rejoice at this news reporting Olympus patents for f1.4 lenses:

https://www.43rumors.com/new-olympus-patent-discloses-the-10mm-12mm-14mm-and-16mm-f-1-4-primes-design/

My wish list to make them unique in a crowded MFT lens market:

- much smaller/lighter than f1.2 series

- aperture ring like the Panasonic 15mm/1.7

- Olympus manual focus clutch mechanism and focus scale

Currently, as far as I know, nobody else offers this in MFT yet, and it would make manual operation a full option on MFT (I know there are Voigtländer lenses, but they’re big and heavy...)!

I do not know how Oly could make optically better 1.4 lenses than the mighty Sigma trio of 1.4 lenses for micro 4/3. I am using their 30mm 1.4 and love it, and may get the 16. Check the LensTip tests for the 30mm. Also, they are at a good price, and the construction is solid.

https://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/mirrorless-f1-4-trio

But they don’t need to do that. They can just make micro-four-thirds-sized ones. Sigma is making APSC-sizes lenses and slapping on M43 mount.

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