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Olympus lens roadmap 2019
#1
https://learnandsupport.getolympus.com/d...ouncements

So ...
- 12-45mm f/4 PRO
- 100-400mm f/5-6.3 IS
- 150-400mm f/4.5 1.25x IS PRO
- 5 unknowns

Not too shabby for a supposedly "dead" brand.

I'm slightly wondering about the point with the 12-45mm f/4 PRO. The 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO is quite small and fairly affordable already.
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#2
yeah that 12-45 seems like a pretty dumb idea. A 12-60 f4 would make much more sense.
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#3
(11-27-2019, 09:56 PM)thxbb12 Wrote: yeah that 12-45 seems like a pretty dumb idea. A 12-60 f4 would make much more sense.

Maybe as a new kit lens for mid grade cameras?
Or a PRO pancake - that would be something ...
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#4
(11-28-2019, 12:15 AM)Klaus Wrote:
(11-27-2019, 09:56 PM)thxbb12 Wrote: yeah that 12-45 seems like a pretty dumb idea. A 12-60 f4 would make much more sense.

Maybe as a new kit lens for mid grade cameras?
Or a PRO pancake - that would be something ...

The announcement text describes the 12-45 as "ultra-compact".
Well, there cannot be enough choice in standard zooms, right? And they already discontinued the 12-50 EZ. Looks like I'll end up with three out of that species: An ultra-compact every-day-lens, which may have the effect, that I actually end up putting the E-M1II into my commute bagback (Thinking of Laurent's 12-32 on the GMsomething). The 2.8 variant for indoor shooting and the 12-100/4 for outdoor family activities...

Interesting that all but the 100-400 will get the PRO badge. And an 8-17 with front filter option is definitely a hole in the lineup. As to the "Telephoto Zoom Lens" propositions without detailed specifications except for the vague focal range: I'll guess something like a 60-180/1.8, 50-250/2.8 and a compact 40-150/4. Not sure what bright prime lenses might fit between 17 and 45, but I would certainly fall prey to a compact 14/1.4
#5
(11-27-2019, 09:02 PM)Klaus Wrote: https://learnandsupport.getolympus.com/d...ouncements

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Not too shabby for a supposedly "dead" brand.

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The publication of this revised roadmap without any substantial piece of news:

  1. two lenses already on the roadmap got a name ('Standard Zoom Lens'  --> Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-45 mm f/4 Pro and 'Super Telephoto Zoom Lens' --> Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400 mm f/5-6,3 IS) but no further specifications
  2. a third Telephoto Zoom Pro lens was added
  3. no further details concerning the 150- 400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS lens were provided
looks indeed like a damage control operation to mitigate the impact of the recent rumours concerning the possible sale or closure of Olympus Imaging.
#6
The 150-400 f4.5 seems interesting. I forget what else is available in the super zoom but what i remembered was that the panasonic offering was too slow to have much sharpness. This one seems a bit faster so might perform a bit better (though i suppose that also means it will be heavier).
  


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