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    Grab those small lenses before Nikon enters the fray

    Nikon owners will be so happy they have a camera that can adapt different lenses (unlike their current DSLRs) that I figure they'll go binging on the c-mount and other lenses out there if Nikon releases that camera they just patented. Buy 'em now, while the prices are...reasonable.

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    Re: Grab those small lenses before Nikon enters the fray

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    mind spoon feeding me more information (like which patent)

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    those vintage c mounts are already out of my price range...lol

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    Re: Grab those small lenses before Nikon enters the fray

    Quote Originally Posted by MRfanny View Post
    those vintage c mounts are already out of my price range...lol
    Absolutely stupid prices. I agree, it is already too late.

    Old Nikkors are currently good value, but I would expect that like Olympus OM lenses, anything popular and a little less common will go through the roof.

    85mm f/2 and f/1.8 lenses, and faster 24 and 28mm lenses and stuff like the GN Nikkor 45mm f2.8 pancake which was a shocker of a lens will be selling for

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    Re: Grab those small lenses before Nikon enters the fray

    If someone can bring a fast 11mm and 42mm prime lens to native m4/3rds... of the optical quality of the Lumix 20mm f1.7 then you can keep the legacy lenses (sorry for heresy) because I prefer having AF and the compact, lightweight native m4/3rds format.

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    Re: Grab those small lenses before Nikon enters the fray

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    If someone can bring a fast 11mm and 42mm prime lens to native m4/3rds... of the optical quality of the Lumix 20mm f1.7 then you can keep the legacy lenses



    exactly ... I woudn't even mind if it was fully manual focus and just had aperture control ... especially if its cheap

    heck, I reckon if they made a manual focus version (activating the zoom assist) with just aperture control and priced them under $200 they would sell more than mackers sells pancakes

    PS: if Olympus can price their 35mm f3.5 4/3 macro lens and their 25mm pancake both for under US$200 so just what is it that makes the panasonic 20mm so expensive?

    greed comes to mind ... perhaps I'm wayyyy to cynical
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    Re: Grab those small lenses before Nikon enters the fray

    Quote Originally Posted by pellicle View Post
    PS: if Olympus can price their 35mm f3.5 4/3 macro lens and their 25mm pancake both for under US$200 so just what is it that makes the panasonic 20mm so expensive?

    greed comes to mind ... perhaps I'm wayyyy to cynical
    The glass is fine- to my taste too fine.

    Had they made this in manual focus only version (with a real manual aperture), it would have been twice the worth of its market price.

    The Pana 20/1.7 fluoresces under UV (unlike the Olympus lenses). This would go mostly unnoticed by most users under most circumstances but for scenes involving lights that would cause some weird colored ghosting.

    Use of fluorescent glass in lenses (i thought) was a thing of the past. Apparently not.

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    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    The Pana 20/1.7 fluoresces under UV (unlike the Olympus lenses)
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    Use of fluorescent glass in lenses (i thought) was a thing of the past. Apparently not.
    interesting ... however I'm not sure if this means they chose it for some exotic properties of refractive index or because its cheap ...

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    Re: Grab those small lenses before Nikon enters the fray

    Quote Originally Posted by pellicle View Post
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    interesting ... however I'm not sure if this means they chose it for some exotic properties of refractive index or because its cheap ...

    The earlier, I suspect.

    Still, in the end, it isn't a good thing to produce a fluorescent lens.

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    Re: Grab those small lenses before Nikon enters the fray

    just found this K-PSFn214

    We, SUMITA OPTICAL GLASS, INC., participated in this Optifab for the first time, introducing glass materials for precision molding, aspheric lenses and LUMILASS(fluorescent glass). Especially, K-PSFn214, recent developed/industrialized high index material, came under the spotlight, showing the difference of thickness with the same focal length in conventional optical glass, K-BK7.
    hmmmm I wonder if that's helped bring down the production costs too? I read Hoya make filters to "balance daylight" using this sort of glass

    thanks for bringing this point out :-)

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    Re: Grab those small lenses before Nikon enters the fray

    Quote Originally Posted by pellicle View Post
    Rich

    mind spoon feeding me more information (like which patent)
    Not speaking for Rich... but this could be the one:

    http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20090154915.pdf

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