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On article Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (413 comments in total)
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Chris2210: I find it hard to be excited about this lens and NOT to be more than just a bit annoyed.

I'm sure it's a good lens. But let's just imagine this was going to be your principal lens for the system, on an EM1 II. In equivalence terms [yes equivalence DOES matter - it's why you need faster primes for MfT in the first place], it's a 35[ish]mm f2.4. If an f1.2 is always an f1.2, then a 17mm lens is always a 17mm lens - you can't have it both ways. It isn't just a DoF issue either, the equivalence is a sound principle because it also gives a guide to the total amount of light gathered. It's 2 stops in both instances.

Having got that out of the way you can buy 35mm format 35mm f2.0 [yes, not exactly the same - it's half a stop better in terms of equivalence. The Canon EF 35mm f2 IS USM Lens, is substantially less than half the price and what's more it's a lighter, shorter lens.

Calm down, it’s just a lens.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 14:09 UTC
On article Olympus 17mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (413 comments in total)
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Michiel953: Halfway through the gallery (on a decent calibrated screen), and they are impressive. Compliments to the photographers for presenting such a well thought out range of well observed images.

Now how much is a Pen-F, 24, 35, 50 and 85 "EQUIVALENT" set-up, at this f1.2 quality level again?

Olympus Pen-F ..........$1,000
Olympus 45mm f1.2 ...$1,200
Olympus 25mm f1.2 ...$1,100
Olympus 17mm f1.2 ...$1,200

_________________$5,700

Wrong.
That adds up to £4500 where I’m from..

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 20:38 UTC

Leica aren't putting it up for auction. The original cameras from the tree have been transferred to their new museum and the tree structure was sold to a UK dealer who has replaced the cameras and is now auctioning the whole thing.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 14th comment | 12 replies

Leica aren't putting it up for auction. The original cameras from the tree have been transferred to their new museum and the tree structure was sold to a UK dealer who has replaced the cameras and is now auctioning the whole thing.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 15th comment
On article Fotodiox releases new LED studio-in-a-box (49 comments in total)

Where can I buy this in the UK?
Thanks

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 10:14 UTC as 9th comment
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