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    New Leica DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens Series

    Also announced yesterday

    The New Leica DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens Series | 43addict

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    Re: New Leica DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens Series

    I thought so tool. A 50-200 which has an equivalent 400mm cropped focal length at f4 would be very good indeed. And if they are like any of the other new Leica lenses then they will be very good indeed.

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    Re: New Leica DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens Series

    Exactly, mount these on either the new Olympus EM1mark2 or Panasonic GH5 and have a winning combo for almost every occasion!

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    Re: New Leica DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens Series

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Exactly, mount these on either the new Olympus EM1mark2 or Panasonic GH5 and have a winning combo for almost every occasion!
    .... or the G80/81/85.

    The high quality lens selection for m4/3 is becoming rather overwhelming.

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    Re: New Leica DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens Series

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    .... or the G80/81/85.

    The high quality lens selection for m4/3 is becoming rather overwhelming.
    Which is why I've been surprised but also pleased about returning to the m43rds format.

    In truth I probably would not need any of these lenses unless I was really to treat myself to the 50-100 for birding (400mm at f4 in low light would be useful).

    I think my next spend might be on the just-announced EM1-II - I can't see using a GH5 and wasting all that video capability on stills shooting.

    Of course, Panasonic may want to introduce something to succeed the GX8 at some point...

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    Re: New Leica DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens Series

    The 12-60 plus the 50-200 would be my ideal travel lens pair in theory ......
    ..... I say in theory because it would be dependent on their size and weight (which are the reasons why I switched to micro 4/3rds).

    I'm also assuming that they will be Panasonic branded and not Leica,
    hence they will be sold at a justifiable price.

    But I'll wait until the dust settles; it will be interesting to compare IQ with the nearest Olympus equiverlents and to find out at what focal lengths the apertures shift away from f2.8.
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    Re: New Leica DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens Series

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    .... or the G80/81/85.

    The high quality lens selection for m4/3 is becoming rather overwhelming.
    While overwhelming this is best for all who stay(ed) in m43 land

    One of the main reasons I am not leaving is the plethora of great lenses available. On my wish list are actually the

    Leica DG 8-18mm as my standard wide angle zoom (what I used from Canon when I shot this brand) and the 50-200mm as my major wildlife lens (replacing the 80-400 Nikkor)

    and the

    Olympus 1.2 25 as my
    standard lens also for available light and the new 12-100 in order to just have one lens for a light travel setup.

    But heck - I see this is almost all the new high end glass announced for m43

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    Re: New Leica DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens Series

    Quote Originally Posted by biglouis View Post
    Which is why I've been surprised but also pleased about returning to the m43rds format.

    In truth I probably would not need any of these lenses unless I was really to treat myself to the 50-100 for birding (400mm at f4 in low light would be useful).

    I think my next spend might be on the just-announced EM1-II - I can't see using a GH5 and wasting all that video capability on stills shooting.

    Of course, Panasonic may want to introduce something to succeed the GX8 at some point...

    LouisB
    For me the EM1-II is almost a fix starter, as I am so used to the original EM1 that was and still is my workhorse camera for the last 3 years.

    The GH5 is also unlikely for me, as I would like a Panasonic body mainly to be able to make optimal use of all the Leica DG features with camera (OIS plus Panasonic IBIS), but the successor of the GX8 could be exactly that

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    Re: New Leica DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Lens Series

    I wonder how the size of the 50-200 turns out compared to the Zuiko 40-150. The Zuiko is a lovely lens, but it's big, and the hood is huge. 8-18 plus 50-200 with a 25mm in the middle would do it for me, but on the other hand, I'm quite well served with the 9-18/14-50/40-150 combo that I currently use (and the 12-32/25/35-100 for the GM5).

    Hey... where did all those lenses come from?!?

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