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ndl0071
7th March 2008, 12:01 PM
I see that the new 25mm lens has now been labelled as a 'Standard' lens according to the Oly website, this of course means no weather sealing and perhaps not the same quality as the 'Pro' or 'Top Pro' lenses (although time will tell), will it appeal to E1/E3 users I wonder?

What do you think?

E-P1 fan
7th March 2008, 12:15 PM
I don't think it would look quite right on an E-1.

Great on a E300/E400/E500 series camera

dlinney
7th March 2008, 12:22 PM
On the other hand, if you are taking a 12-60mm lens on your E-3 with you for a critical shoot (or just somewhere remote) you could slip this in your bag/pocket as a great backup.

Ian
7th March 2008, 02:26 PM
The 25mm f/2.8 has no weather sealing or SWD AF, but it does have a dual-aspheric lens element and these are not easy to make. It's a comparatively advanced optical design, there is a mention of a special lens coating, plus it's a prime, so image quality ought to be very good indeed.

Ian

Ian
7th March 2008, 03:05 PM
Digital Depot has emailed me to say the 25 f/2.8 should be in stock by mid-April, though they estimate the price will be 219, rather than 189 as stated by Olympus.

Ian

ndl0071
7th March 2008, 03:20 PM
Digital Depot has emailed me to say the 25 f/2.8 should be in stock by mid-April, though they estimate the price will be 219, rather than 189 as stated by Olympus.

Ian

Perhaps this retail price reflects the VAT element, it is possible that the original estimate by Olympus did not take tax into account.

Ian
7th March 2008, 04:41 PM
Perhaps this retail price reflects the VAT element, it is possible that the original estimate by Olympus did not take tax into account.

Olympus UK have reconfirmed the 189.99 price to me just now :)

Ian

ndl0071
7th March 2008, 05:21 PM
Olympus UK have reconfirmed the 189.99 price to me just now :)

Ian

Thanks for the clarification, I wonder why DD were so far out on their estimate?

CaptainD
7th March 2008, 08:40 PM
I found a link for the Olympus data sheet on the new 25mm lens. Hopefully this will be of interest to you all.

http://fourthirdsphoto.com/Preview/images/25mm%20lens%20data%20sheet.pdf

Cheers

Chris