Panasonic wide aperture zoom lenses for m43

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Bruce, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    Bruce, Jan 11, 2012
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    RichA Guest

    They are fairly compact, which probably means their max aperture at
    full zoom is f5.6.
    RichA, Jan 11, 2012
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  3. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    The maximum aperture is a constant f/2.8 throughout the zoom range.

    Otherwise the lenses would be referred to as "f/2.8-5.6"; they aren't.
    Bruce, Jan 11, 2012
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    RichA Guest

    Sorry, you are right, I just looked at the other shot showing the top
    of them. This is annoying. Olympus was supposed to offer a fast zoom
    like this, and they didn't.
    RichA, Jan 11, 2012
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    Bowser Guest

    they look nice, even if they are "only" f2,8 constant. These two
    lenses could make a very nice travel set, assuming that they can
    produce high-quality images. Panasonic seems to have kept the zoom
    ratios somewhat modest, which is a good idea.
    Bowser, Jan 11, 2012
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    Bruce Guest

    Just wait until you see the prices.

    The maximum aperture and zoom ratios may be modest but it seems that
    these lenses are going to be eyewateringly expensive. ;-)
    Bruce, Jan 11, 2012
  7. A 12-35mm f/2 would be nice. Isn't that supposed to be one of the
    benefits of smaller sensors?
    David Dyer-Bennet, Jan 11, 2012
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    RichA Guest

    Well, typical zooms seem to be 2-3x the price of their 4/3rds
    counterparts. They certainly do not have HG or SHG build quality so
    who knows what the price might be.
    RichA, Jan 11, 2012
  9. Bruce

    RichA Guest

    I'm also not sure the idea that m4/3rds buyers won't buy expensive
    lenses is probably wrong. I knew people who owned E-520s and E-620's
    ($500 each) who also had HG Olympus lenses, about $700 and up.
    RichA, Jan 11, 2012
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