(07-21-2018, 03:05 AM)thxbb12 Wrote:
(07-21-2018, 01:09 AM)Klaus Wrote: Prototype of the 16-80mm:
The size seems quite compact for an f4 lens of that range.
Hopefully the final lens will feature the same form factor.
This doesn't really look like a "prototype" lens anymore.
I suspect the reason for the delay is more about production capacity - which may relate to this news:
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That 16/2.8 WR - I don't get it: It's not much smaller than the really great 16/1.4 and two stops slower. Faster AF? Weather resistance - and again water damage excluded in warranty? The WR lenses mostly are sharp and relying on distortion correction.I wonder if that's what people wanted?
It seems to me that there is unreasonable excitement about mirrorless lenses lately. Size, weight, price are far from what was predicted. The engineers do nail the objectives here and there but overall that is not the case. We've seen it with Fuji Sony and now Oly.
To be fair, DSLR lenses are getting bigger and heavier too.