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    Arrow Olympus lens development announcements

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    Re: Olympus lens development announcements

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Well, unfortunately there is not really anything new, this was already published in January 2019 ....

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    Re: Olympus lens development announcements

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Well, unfortunately there is not really anything new, this was already published in January 2019 ....
    No, I don't think so. This definitely is an update to the January post.
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    Re: Olympus lens development announcements

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    No, I don't think so. This definitely is an update to the January post.
    In what regards? I made a screenshot in January and this one looks exactly identical.

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    Re: Olympus lens development announcements

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    In what regards? I made a screenshot in January and this one looks exactly identical.
    My apologies for the poor quality January roadmap.
    And no - they're not Photoshopped ...

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    Re: Olympus lens development announcements

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    My apologies for the poor quality January roadmap.
    And no - they're not Photoshopped ...
    Thanks Knorp,

    well, this is the same roadmap with a few of the orange lines filled now with potential products.

    For me this is still the same and actually nothing new.

    And BTW - I disagree with Olympus on the selection of lenses they are bringing - this will not keep me in the system.

    The one lens I really had hoped for would be a 75-300/4 Pro lens, so at least the 100-400 should be a PRO.

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    Re: Olympus lens development announcements

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Thanks Knorp,

    well, this is the same roadmap with a few of the orange lines filled now with potential products.

    For me this is still the same and actually nothing new.

    And BTW - I disagree with Olympus on the selection of lenses they are bringing - this will not keep me in the system.

    The one lens I really had hoped for would be a 75-300/4 Pro lens, so at least the 100-400 should be a PRO.
    Looks like they’ll do a 60-180-ish Pro lens and a 75-250-ish one. That seems like a good range for the pro zoom lenses albeit perhaps redundant depending on the aperture values. If you do to the Leica SL, perhaps it’ll make sense to pick up a used CL and wait for Sigma to release their APS-C lenses in L-Mount... well if Olympus isn’t making what you want. It’s a shame but I feel like adoption of multiple systems is necessary when one has specific workflow expectations. There’s not a system that excels at the shooter that dabbles in nearly everything. The closest to it is Sony but if one has an expectation to adapt native Leica M mount lenses the. That leads you to something from Leica which is expensive but not the pinnacle of AF tech. If one has legacy DSLR lenses then maybe the Canon RF/Nikon Z are worth considering but then you’re dealing with a smaller native lens lineup and shortcomings of a first gen body. Then there Panasonic which offered the beat video overall but you are dealing with the same AF tech issues and a new system.

    Sonin short... everything is a compromise. Buy what you need/want and give up the idea of a “perfect” system right now. There’s no such thing.
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    Re: Olympus lens development announcements

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Thanks Knorp,
    The one lens I really had hoped for would be a 75-300/4 Pro lens, so at least the 100-400 should be a PRO.
    But the 4.5/150-400 IS "Pro" --isn't that closEnuff?

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    Re: Olympus lens development announcements

    It isn't easy to find something to complain about when it comes to m43 lenses. The f/4 "Pro" standard zoom is probably the first lens of an f/4 "Pro" trio. I look forward to the f/4 tele-zoom. 40-150mm? Hopefully it will be compatible with the 1.4x extender. I'll probably buy it in any case, at least if it's compact enough.

    I currently use two GX8 bodies and actually consider buying a third one. They are not perfect, but, like my OM-1 back then, I've gotten used to them, and I can't really complain about much. I prefer the box shape for travel, and the alternatives (mostly the X-Pro3) would mean bigger, more expensive lenses. An interesting supplement would be the Sigma fp with a couple of compact primes, since it uses the same battery as the Panasonic and is much better for video and low light. It's cheap too.

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    Re: Olympus lens development announcements

    Quote Originally Posted by drofnad View Post
    But the 4.5/150-400 IS "Pro" --isn't that closEnuff?

    -d.
    Sure the 150-400 is (will be) PRO, but that is a totally different beast of lens and far from compact - at least nothing for me. It will be a stellar lens for wholes needs it though.

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    Re: Olympus lens development announcements

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    It isn't easy to find something to complain about when it comes to m43 lenses. The f/4 "Pro" standard zoom is probably the first lens of an f/4 "Pro" trio. I look forward to the f/4 tele-zoom. 40-150mm? Hopefully it will be compatible with the 1.4x extender. I'll probably buy it in any case, at least if it's compact enough.

    I currently use two GX8 bodies and actually consider buying a third one. They are not perfect, but, like my OM-1 back then, I've gotten used to them, and I can't really complain about much. I prefer the box shape for travel, and the alternatives (mostly the X-Pro3) would mean bigger, more expensive lenses. An interesting supplement would be the Sigma fp with a couple of compact primes, since it uses the same battery as the Panasonic and is much better for video and low light. It's cheap too.
    I love the gx8 cameras, have two myself.
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    Re: Olympus lens development announcements

    Quote Originally Posted by msadat View Post
    I love the gx8 cameras, have two myself.
    Same here. A pair of GX8s with the 12-35/2.8 and 35-100/2.8 mounted are the foundation of my standard travel camera kit.

    Having a small fast prime like the 20/1.7 lens on the GX8 also comes in handy when traveling.

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