Olympus releases another EXPENSIVE zoom

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by RichA, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    "With a zooming range spanning 14-35mm (28-70mm on 35mm cameras), the
    ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-35mm is set to become the brightest all-round
    interchangeable lens available*. Boasting a 1:2.0 aperture across its
    entire focal range spectrum, it offers photographers exceptional
    flexibility to boost their effectiveness while on assignment.
    Preliminary features

    Ultra-bright 1:2.0 fixed aperture

    Super ED and ED glass elements for absolute minimum chromatic

    Splash and dust proof construction to enhance reliability

    2.5x wide-angle zoom performance 14-35mm(28-70mm on a 35mm camera)

    Planned sales start autum 2005.
    * As at February 2005"
    RichA, Aug 7, 2005
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    Charles Guest

    fixed aperture? What does this mean. Not what I interpret it to
    mean, i hope.
    Charles, Aug 7, 2005
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  3. RichA

    l e o Guest

    Fixed aperture usually means fixed "maximum" aperture. Now, I don't know
    what he means by 1:2.0. I think there is a 14-35 f/2.0 lens coming out.
    How much is it? Canon has 16-35 f/2.8. As the 4/3 system has a smaller
    sensor with less than ideal low light performance. That 1 stop isn't
    going to make any difference.
    l e o, Aug 7, 2005
  4. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Well, if someone can shoot at 200ISO instead of 400, it will make some
    RichA, Aug 7, 2005
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    dylan Guest

    If you get good enough results at 400ISO it will make no difference ;O)
    dylan, Aug 7, 2005
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    JPS Guest

    In message <>,
    They probably meant "fixed minimum f-stop across the zoom range".
    JPS, Aug 7, 2005
  7. RichA

    JPS Guest

    In message <CegJe.2449$>,
    "Aperture" is not a synonym for f-stop; aperture is an absolute
    measurement (mm or inches); f-stop is a ratio of focal length to
    effective aperure. That's why it is often express as a fraction: f/x.
    JPS, Aug 7, 2005
  8. RichA

    l e o Guest

    Not so when comparing Olympus E300 ISO 200 to Canon 350D ISO 400.
    l e o, Aug 7, 2005
  9. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Then I guess IS makes no sense either, since it's designed to allow
    you use lower shutter speeds? In all these cases, they allow more
    RichA, Aug 7, 2005
  10. RichA

    RichA Guest

    No, but what if you only own the Olympus? Or, what if you've engaged
    IS with the Canon and pushed the ISO as high as you can, would the
    extra f-stop of light not be worth anything to you?
    RichA, Aug 7, 2005
  11. RichA

    l e o Guest

    We are comparing Canon 16-35/2.8 vs. Olympus 14-35/2. Not comparing
    Canon 16-35/2.8 vs 17-40/4 or Olympus 14-35/2 vs ??-??/2.8.
    l e o, Aug 7, 2005
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