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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 announced
#1
https://www.olympus.com.au/Products/Inte...3/Overview
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#2
Looks slow and probably not fantastic optically. Isn't f6.3 at the long end already limiting resolution.... then again the lens is probably not optically able to be impacted.
#3
As expected, very weak at the long end according to the MTF charts: https://www.olympus.com.au/getattachment...2.gif.aspx

A compact but optically good 12-100 4-5.6 would make more sense.
Or something more unique and not found in any other system, like a 10-50.
Would be the ultimate travel zoom IMO.
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#4
I feel like Rover now.
From Olympus website:
"LH-76C Lens Food, LC-72D Lens Cap, LR-2 Lens Rear Cap, Lens Case, instruction manual, warranty card"
#5
(02-13-2019, 01:35 PM)thxbb12 Wrote: As expected, very weak at the long end according to the MTF charts: https://www.olympus.com.au/getattachment...2.gif.aspx

A compact but optically good 12-100 4-5.6 would make more sense.
Or something more unique and not found in any other system, like a 10-50.
Would be the ultimate travel zoom IMO.
There is such a lens, the 12-100 F/4 Pro Smile.

Kind regards, Wim
Gear: a gaggle of Canon primes, a lone Canon zoom (sold 5D II recently Smile), an accessory plague, and an Olympus OM-D 1 Mk II, Pen F and Panasonic GM5 with 14 primes, 8 zooms, and 3 Metabones EF-MFT adapters ....
#6
12-200 is clearly aimed to compete with superzoom  1” bridge cams. Matched with relevant m43 body, it makes a more flexible combo, having similar reach and speed as RX10IV, G3X, or FZ2500 or alikes.

Smarter than bringing yet another bridge cam to the market, IMO.
#7
(02-13-2019, 07:13 PM)wim Wrote:
(02-13-2019, 01:35 PM)thxbb12 Wrote: As expected, very weak at the long end according to the MTF charts: https://www.olympus.com.au/getattachment...2.gif.aspx

A compact but optically good 12-100 4-5.6 would make more sense.
Or something more unique and not found in any other system, like a 10-50.
Would be the ultimate travel zoom IMO.
There is such a lens, the 12-100 F/4 Pro Smile.

Kind regards, Wim

Read my message again: I said compact. The 12-100 f4 is anything but compact, it's a beast (like this 12-200 btw).
--Florent

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#8
If Oly 12-200 and 12-100 are beasts, than photo world has gotten full of monsters lately. These Oly’s are not small for sure, yet considering the range I would certainly not call them beasts.
#9
Just saying - the 12-100mm f/4 PRO is one of my most favorite lenses ever.
This one, however ... well ... the MTFs aren't great to start with.
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#10
(02-13-2019, 08:19 PM)Klaus Wrote: Just saying - the 12-100mm f/4 PRO is one of my most favorite lenses ever.
This one, however ... well ... the MTFs aren't great to start with.
Prolly like the 12-50 which was also f/6.3 at the long end.
  


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