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Panasonic Lumix Pro 70-200mm f/2.8 OIS and 16-35mm f/4 announced
(11-06-2019, 08:04 AM)Klaus Wrote: 70-200mm f/2.8:

16-35mm f/4:

It's sort of funny that Panasonic L-mount lineup alone is more attractive than Nikon Z. And if you add the Sigmas, they are more attractive than EOS R, too.

But then few will probably take notice.

Given Panasonic started later than Nikon, I also think they come up with some interesting lenses, plus Sigma's offerings (or Leica's for the ones who don't like cheapos like the 58/0.95 Noct in front of their cameras). And they are not wasting time with redundant FL, come up with a better ranged 24-105 Macro.

Pity, the 70-200 has a clutched focus ring. I hate this weird idea, it's awful on the two Fujinons and makes AF-C very limited.

I don't think Panasonic will significantly lower the price point as there's still Leica to "approve" the pro lenses.

And for those yelling for "smaller, lighter cameras": please go and take a Panasonic S1 - it's really nice in the hand, all buttons at the right place and no additional bottom extension needed to find a place for your pinky. There are plenty of "small and light" cameras available and I really don't expect you, thxbb12, to go FF if Panasonic would cut some corners away. A Leica SL is bigger.

Also, Panasonic delivers a battery grip and not only a stupid, overpriced battery pack (shame on you, Nikon!). In fact, if the AF would be more convincing, the whole system would tempt me more than the Zeeeeeniverse.

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RE: Panasonic Lumix Pro 70-200mm f/2.8 OIS and 16-35mm f/4 announced - by JJ_SO - 11-06-2019, 11:56 AM

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