New Olympus MFT 1.4 prime lenses?

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Vincent in Geneva
Vincent in Geneva New Member • Posts: 18
New Olympus MFT 1.4 prime lenses?
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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...)!

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bobn2
bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 61,997
Re: New Olympus MFT 1.4 prime lenses?
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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...)!

Very few patents make it through to products.

Having said that, my wish list coincides exactly with yours.

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originalhype Regular Member • Posts: 251
Re: New Olympus MFT 1.4 prime lenses?
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bobn2 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...)!

Very few patents make it through to products.

Having said that, my wish list coincides exactly with yours.

We need more pancake lenses at 1.4.

bobn2
bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 61,997
Re: New Olympus MFT 1.4 prime lenses?
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originalhype wrote:

bobn2 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...)!

Very few patents make it through to products.

Having said that, my wish list coincides exactly with yours.

We need more pancake lenses at 1.4.

Exactly.

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larsbc Forum Pro • Posts: 15,857
Re: New Olympus MFT 1.4 prime lenses?
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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...)!

And weather sealed.

The Mad Kiwi Contributing Member • Posts: 908
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A 10mm 1.4 might tempt me to open my wallet

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Osa25 Senior Member • Posts: 1,792
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If they have resources to duplicate these - but still refuse to do a 19 or 20mm, where there’s an actual wide open unfulfilled need - them then they deserve to lose money.

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bluevellet Senior Member • Posts: 2,958
I'd rather have a 12mm f1.2 Pro

But I won't complain if they release more reasonably-priced primes.

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glassoholic
glassoholic Senior Member • Posts: 4,092
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The Mad Kiwi wrote:

A 10mm 1.4 might tempt me to open my wallet

It would be nice... but a 7-9mm even better... an affordable and compact 8mm f2.0 with close to Pro-like performance wide open would get my credit card twitching. The Laowa 7.5mm f2.0 is close, but vignetting and edge performance wide open is below par.

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glassoholic
glassoholic Senior Member • Posts: 4,092
Re: I'd rather have a 12mm f1.2 Pro
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And f4.0 high IQ, affordable and compact zooms... 12-60, 60-200 or a 14-150 f4.0 with stellar performance... something to fill the gap between fast Pro zooms and consumer zooms. The Pro 12-100 is F4.0 but is highly regarded. If there were high quality but cheaper other f4.0 constant offerings, I think they would be well received.

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Auf Reisen Contributing Member • Posts: 600
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All I want is a couple of small weather sealed primes. It doesn't look like either Pany or Oly will re-release their 1.8 or 1.7 line with WR. This might be the next best thing, if lenses are reasonably small. But Oly seem to prioritise IQ over compactness lately (see the 1.2 primes, or the 40-150 compared to Pana's 35-100).

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Astrotripper Veteran Member • Posts: 6,948
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10mm f/1.4

The rest can stay on paper forever.

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MOD Tom Caldwell Forum Pro • Posts: 38,245
Perfect & cheap (as well)?
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Sounds like Olympus could not go wrong

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jeffharris
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Re: New Olympus MFT 1.4 prime lenses?
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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...)!

The 10mm f1.4 is the only lens in the group of patents that would add anything substantially different (or more interesting) than lenses that are already available.

A 10mm f1.4 would be a nice, solid addition to the system!

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glassoholic
glassoholic Senior Member • Posts: 4,092
Re: Perfect & cheap (as well)?

Tom Caldwell wrote:

Sounds like Olympus could not go wrong

Somewhere between $1200 and $350 is a price point for a new range... sort of the IQ and price of the Sigma 1.4 trio but size as only made for m43 can be 😁.

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addlightness Senior Member • Posts: 3,019
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+1 for 10/f1.4

My PL15/1.7 already bridges the proposed 14mm/16mm albeit slower.  10/f1.4 will be unique as PL 12/1.4 already exists.

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DLBlack Forum Pro • Posts: 13,858
Re: New Olympus MFT 1.4 prime lenses?

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

Hopefully a little smaller and lighter.  Much smaller and lighter is asking too much.

- aperture ring like the Panasonic 15mm/1.7

Not on an Olympus.

- Olympus manual focus clutch mechanism and focus scale

Hopefully so if they are in the Pro line of lenses.

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 am guessing the 12mm F1.2 lens will be announced in a few months.  I will most likely buy it since I really don't think the 12mm F1.4 lens will be released any time soon.  Then again the upcoming E-M5.3 will need a few new lenses to match up with it.  Olympus as stated that they will be going smaller.

Now the 10mm F1.4 is really interesting.  It will make a nice uwa lens with potential for milky way night landscape photography. The 14mm f1.4 might be a nice focal length since the FF 25mm was considered a classic focal length.  Then again Olympus also has a patent for a 14mm F1.2 lens.  Which one will reach the market if any is anyone guess.

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bobn2
bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 61,997
Re: New Olympus MFT 1.4 prime lenses?

DLBlack 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

Hopefully a little smaller and lighter. Much smaller and lighter is asking too much.

Why? The f/1.2 series is enormous.

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Michael Meissner
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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

Yes. I like my small f/1.8 or f/1.7 primes (Panasonic Leica 15mm, Panasonic 20mm, Olympus 25mm, and Olympus 45mm) that they are easy to toss into the camera bag. While the Olympus f/1.2 and the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 lenses are much larger, and would be apt to be left home due to weight and size issues.

And then we get to the issue of cost. I have a hard time rationalizing buying a $1k (USA) lens, given it is fixed to one focal length.  At that range, I have to pick and choose carefully.  I am a zoom guy and I prefer to frame my shot in the camera and not during editing. And in wet conditions, I prefer not to change lenses.

- aperture ring like the Panasonic 15mm/1.7

Like others have said, I doubt this.

- Olympus manual focus clutch mechanism and focus scale

Yes.

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...)!

Though frankly if the lenses are > $600 and not small, the Panasonic Leica 10-25mm f/1.7 would probably win out.

And if the lenses are not splash proof, it will further push me towards the 10-25mm.  Right now the only splash proof options prime under $1K that I'm aware of is the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 and Sigma 56mm f/1.4 (but not its sister, the Sigma 30mm f/1.4).  I recently bought the Sigma 16mm, and it compares in size to the 12-40mm or the earlier Olympus 14-54mm classic 4/3rds lens + MMF-3.

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roberthd12 Regular Member • Posts: 409
Re: New Olympus MFT 1.4 prime lenses?

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

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