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Re: What new Micro Four Thirds lenses would you like to see added to the roadmaps?

I'm with Hal

mft versions of 12-60mm f4 and 50-200 f4

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Re: What new Micro Four Thirds lenses would you like to see added to the roadmaps?

Some interesting responses there - f/4 seems to be the new f/2.8

I'm sure these lenses would shift - off the retailers' shelves

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Re: What new Micro Four Thirds lenses would you like to see added to the roadmaps?

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I'd settle for a smaller, lighter Micro Four Thirds version of the 14-54mm f2.8/3.5.

Or, if that would still be on the large size, maybe a 14-45mm f3.5/4.

Small and light is key for me. I would settle for a restricted zoom range to get a small, light standard zoom with max aperture of f4 at the long end.
I agree on this one. The system is lacking a good HG standardzoom. I fear a m43 version of the 12-60 would be to big without the use of grip, or it would be lacking in speed or IQ.
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Re: What new Micro Four Thirds lenses would you like to see added to the roadmaps?

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Some interesting responses there - f/4 seems to be the new f/2.8
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I'm surprised by this. We have quite a few slow zooms, though they are not HG quality. I want some f/2.8 HG zooms. If they could make a 12-60 and 50-200 with a contstant f/2.8 aperture, that would be ideal, though I understand if they need to drop a bit at the long end to keep the lenses to a reasonable size. But if you start at f/4, you lose some of the ability to create shallow depth of field, and you may need to use a higher ISO, thus losing some of the image quality advantage of the newest cameras.

This is one reason I'm a bit of a minimalist when it comes to equipment--I find it better to buy a few pieces of top-notch gear rather than lots of lower-grade stuff.

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Re: What new Micro Four Thirds lenses would you like to see added to the roadmaps?

m4/3 versions of the 7-14, 12-60, 50-200 with the current apertures and a 200-400 f/3.5-4.5.
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Re: What new Micro Four Thirds lenses would you like to see added to the roadmaps?

A 300/4.0 or a 400/4.0 + a 1.4 converter
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Re: What new Micro Four Thirds lenses would you like to see added to the roadmaps?

Given that the 60 macro is just about to appear, and the m43 12-50 is little more than a year old and is splashproof, it would seem surprising if Olympus brought out a m43 12-60 in the near future.
What would be good however is: a HG splashproof 14-75 at F3.5 (or faster).
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Re: What new Micro Four Thirds lenses would you like to see added to the roadmaps?

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I'm surprised by this. We have quite a few slow zooms, though they are not HG quality. I want some f/2.8 HG zooms. If they could make a 12-60 and 50-200 with a contstant f/2.8 aperture, that would be ideal, though I understand if they need to drop a bit at the long end to keep the lenses to a reasonable size. But if you start at f/4, you lose some of the ability to create shallow depth of field, and you may need to use a higher ISO, thus losing some of the image quality advantage of the newest cameras.

This is one reason I'm a bit of a minimalist when it comes to equipment--I find it better to buy a few pieces of top-notch gear rather than lots of lower-grade stuff.

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A more realistic alternative would be a 20-70/2.8. This would be easier to design, since it skips the wide range. Still, a zoom that goes from slightly wide normal to decent tele would be quite useful in situations where you don't need wide angle but don't have time to constantly switch between normal and tele lenses. It's not an all-in-one lens of course.

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Re: What new Micro Four Thirds lenses would you like to see added to the roadmaps?

It would be nice to have a M12-60 but I feel there would have to be some compromise on weight/size/performance and it would probably cost a fortune. We already have the superb Olympus M9-18. Just add a M20-70. Also, there is the fast Panny 12-35 F/2.8 which is expensive but a great performer. You also need to keep a check on your lens collection as I guess they are creeping up in numbers and you end up with a DSLR + kit lens/s weight over your shoulder.

For general photography I'm very tempted to go high end super zoom bridge in stead of carrying round all those extra lenses.
Just a thought

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Re: What new Micro Four Thirds lenses would you like to see added to the roadmaps?

To be honest, I could sling a number of Micro Four Thirds lenses into a small bag and still have room to spare...

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