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    Pana 14/2.5?

    If I visit the Photokina 2010, would I be able to buy one?

    I am not into staring at prototypes....

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Usually companies don't sell at Photokina - at least from my (limited) experience there.
    They allow you to try it out though...

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    If they would bring a working sample....

    hmmm...but there would be a lot more stalls and more interesting things to look at at Photokina, I would presume.

    Sony might even have a prototype 3D lens for their NEX.

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Brian Caldwell will also be there with his new UV-VIS-NIR 120mm LF lens wonder...

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    It was already stated that this lens won't be released at photokina...it has been postponed to Spring 2011...which is a real shame, since this is THE lens I was waiting for right now.

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    A real shame, indeed!

    What is the rush on the 3D lens?

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Rush for the 3D lens....?
    Oh boy o' boy .... Wowie zowie... What a street lens that's gonna be.....
    A digital Novaflex.....
    Barf.......

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Don, May be they will unveil an attachment for the EVF and the LCD so that stereo images can be framed before a shot is taken?

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    .....and I am thinking that the Hassy hood would be a great attachment at this point...just to keep things in perspective.

    This format is starting to bother me. I like AF dedicated glass. I just don't see anyone really committing to m4/3 to keep it alive for the long run.
    There's talk about the 14mm, I've heard a 12mm....dunno.
    I'm in it because I love the IQ and form/size factor but I'm starting to loose faith.
    I'm out of the Oly camp and in to the G2 and GF1 house, the absence of primes is having a negative effect on my psyche.

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    I was thinking more in lines of Exakta's Stereflex (http://captjack.exaktaphile.com/SPEC...ERS%20PAGE.htm).

    Olympus are a great company. When it comes to cameras, they have slowed down dramatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post
    .....and I am thinking that the Hassy hood would be a great attachment at this point...just to keep things in perspective.

    This format is starting to bother me. I like AF dedicated glass. I just don't see anyone really committing to m4/3 to keep it alive for the long run.
    There's talk about the 14mm, I've heard a 12mm....dunno.
    I'm in it because I love the IQ and form/size factor but I'm starting to loose faith.
    I'm out of the Oly camp and in to the G2 and GF1 house, the absence of primes is having a negative effect on my psyche.
    Well, it is interesting to see Voigtlander join the m4/3rds consortium or whatever it is - maybe the future is brighter than we think?

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Well, it is interesting to see Voigtlander join the m4/3rds consortium or whatever it is - maybe the future is brighter than we think?

    LouisB
    I'm still on the fence with all this CV talk. I mean they make a lens designed for m4/3. That's great, it's sharp, it's fast but for focusing...it's just a stupid lens. Why not just make it have AF? I don't think that's to much to ask for a lens that's gonna sell for around $1000.00 USD.

    If OLY and Panny can make it work even in a complex zoom, why can't they in a fixed focal length.
    Nah, they won't get any cash from me and I'm sure many are thinking the same way. I have many of their lenses in M mount but in this format...until they really commit....later!

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    It was already stated that this lens won't be released at photokina...it has been postponed to Spring 2011...which is a real shame, since this is THE lens I was waiting for right now.
    Where was that stated?

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post
    I'm still on the fence with all this CV talk. I mean they make a lens designed for m4/3. That's great, it's sharp, it's fast but for focusing...it's just a stupid lens. Why not just make it have AF? I don't think that's to much to ask for a lens that's gonna sell for around $1000.00 USD.

    If OLY and Panny can make it work even in a complex zoom, why can't they in a fixed focal length.
    Nah, they won't get any cash from me and I'm sure many are thinking the same way. I have many of their lenses in M mount but in this format...until they really commit....later!
    How many autofocus lenses has Voigtlander ever made?

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    How many autofocus lenses has Voigtlander ever made?
    Well, the lenses are made by Cosina and they have made several AF lenses for SLRs, so it should be possible for them to make a micro43 AF lens I would think. Voigtlander is just the brand they use for their "retro" RF and SLR stuff and now also for micro43.

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post
    I'm still on the fence with all this CV talk. I mean they make a lens designed for m4/3. That's great, it's sharp, it's fast but for focusing...it's just a stupid lens. Why not just make it have AF? I don't think that's to much to ask for a lens that's gonna sell for around $1000.00 USD.

    If OLY and Panny can make it work even in a complex zoom, why can't they in a fixed focal length.
    Nah, they won't get any cash from me and I'm sure many are thinking the same way. I have many of their lenses in M mount but in this format...until they really commit....later!

    Don, I would think it will be impossible to make 0.95 lens that would CDAF successfully. As is, the Pana 20/1.7 struggles and moans (which have been recorded).

    To put the lens' rumored price in perspective, try one of the "lens babies". A little piece of rubber contraption that costs too much. In comparison, any real lens is worth their asking price.

    I have no doubt that the Cosina 25/0.95 is real lens and, I am positive, unlike the zoomz that Olympus churn out, they would be light proofed adequately.

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Streetshooter View Post
    I'm still on the fence with all this CV talk. I mean they make a lens designed for m4/3. That's great, it's sharp, it's fast but for focusing...it's just a stupid lens. Why not just make it have AF? I don't think that's to much to ask for a lens that's gonna sell for around $1000.00 USD.

    If OLY and Panny can make it work even in a complex zoom, why can't they in a fixed focal length.
    Nah, they won't get any cash from me and I'm sure many are thinking the same way. I have many of their lenses in M mount but in this format...until they really commit....later!
    Don

    Time to think about the Ricoh GXR. I have the E-P2 and a couple of G1s, but my "goto" choice is the Ricoh

    I think that they will bring out a module for attaching legacy lenses.

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Allright everyone...
    I think CV could make a dedicated lens easily enough.
    They probably are planning a few designs not just the high speed 25mm.
    For a Grand or more it should be a complete lens. I like their glass on my Leicas but not interested in what their doing now.
    It looks like laziness and gouging users for high priced products that don't provide the natural options that should be there.

    Keith,
    Yes, the Ricoh is a strong sleeping contender.
    No one pays attention to the user as they. The interface on their cameras is great....
    I'm looking I tell ya... I'm looking!

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Vivek, you can play with ours (just arrived!) if i can convince Kevin to go

    as i am still getting a handle on the E-1, he was the first to brave the streets with it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinpa...tags/250mmf14/

    it really is a stunning lens!

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    afraid my other half got excited and a bit dyslexic ( why is that such a hard word to spell? :-))

    Anyway she has just bought an e-1 and wanted a Leica lens for it so we are now the proud owner of a Panaleica 25/1.4.... not a 14/2.5 :-)


    nice lens though


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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinparis View Post
    afraid my other half got excited and a bit dyslexic ( why is that such a hard word to spell? :-))

    Anyway she has just bought an e-1 and wanted a Leica lens for it so we are now the proud owner of a Panaleica 25/1.4.... not a 14/2.5 :-)


    nice lens though


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    And it didn't come from my buy/sell listing harummmph!

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    terry... i will leave madam to answer your harummmmph on that.... she was hunter/gatherer on this

    :-)

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Quote Originally Posted by cam View Post
    Vivek, you can play with ours (just arrived!) if i can convince Kevin to go

    as i am still getting a handle on the E-1, he was the first to brave the streets with it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinpa...tags/250mmf14/

    it really is a stunning lens!
    Thanks, Cam (and K for the clarification)!

    Show some pics using the combo.

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Oly 510 and Panasonic/Leica 25/1.4



    Don't Look Now by kevinparis, on Flickr



    Bike for Cam by kevinparis, on Flickr



    Self#23 by kevinparis, on Flickr



    Off the cuff by kevinparis, on Flickr


    more here

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinpa...7624799975753/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    It was already stated that this lens won't be released at photokina...it has been postponed to Spring 2011...which is a real shame, since this is THE lens I was waiting for right now.
    I spoke with a guy at Panasonic USA Sales. He said it'll be f2.8, and released in November. Don't know how reliable that it, but he seemed very firm in his statement.

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    November, 2011?

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    November, 2011?
    November 2010 is what he said.

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    November should be fine. BTW, f/2.8 is also fine.

    I am not sure the 20/1.7 is truly an f/1.7 lens or actually an f/1.8 lens.

    It is best not to have these marketing gimmicks.

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    What makes me chuckle is,
    Shooters use legacy lenses...Big Nikon, Canon etc and then think that lenses dedicated to the format are big.
    Dunno, maybe it's just my old age...

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Very funny, Don.

    If there are any "legacy" lenses, then only (even that is stretching it a bit) the Olympus pen F lenses would qualify because the mount is almost identical to the m4/3rds and the registry is nearly the same. They are all small lenses.

    Lenses from orphaned systems like Konica AR and Canon FD, what sort of legacy do they have?

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Apparently it will be available in November at $400/each.

    http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/d...sp?newsID=4512

    While the, diffract the hell out of every image (needs a Panasonic Viera TV to view ), toy lens 12.5/12 would be priced at $250/-.

    I am going to keep my cash for the Fuji 100X, for now.

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Apparently it will be available in November at $400/each.
    (...)
    I am going to keep my cash for the Fuji 100X, for now.
    Hmm.... pretty much the expected price. A small 28/5 with no focusing scale and no aperture ring would have been impossible to sell. But, in the name of AF and for early adapters I'm sure Panasonic will get away with it.

    Off-topic, I know, but I notice a new battery for the GH2 and also they still refuse us more than one dial for adjusting shutter speed, exposure compensation and aperture setting...

    But hey, Vivek, a few threads ago you reserved your money for the rumored Canon. Now it is a Fuji?

    /Jonas

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Jonas, I have more 25/0.95 lenses than shoes. So, I do not need this one.

    On the rumored Canon system, if it has a back illuminated CMOS sensor, I will even sell my current shoes to buy them. No question about it.

    Fuji 100X, it depends on the price. If it is in Leixa X1 territory, not for me.

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    Re: Pana 14/2.5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Jonas, I have more 25/0.95 lenses than shoes. So, I do not need this one.
    Maybe a reply for the thread about the 25/0.95, but OK. May I ask how many of all those (at least three lenses I guess) 25/0.95 lenses cover the µ4/3 sensor?

    /Jonas

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