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Dave in Wales
16th January 2014, 04:34 PM
http://www.43rumors.com/category/rumor/

Graham_of_Rainham
16th January 2014, 04:40 PM
A 25mm f/1.8 will have to be seriously good or very cheap.

I do hope it's both ;)

bredman
16th January 2014, 04:41 PM
Yes, some time coming. IQ for all three will be very interesting. I'm interested in the 25mm as i sold my 25mm Nokton some time ago and need a replacement, i just wish it was a tad faster.

That zoom looks incredible.

pvasc
16th January 2014, 05:03 PM
A 25mm f/1.8 will have to be seriously good or very cheap.

I do hope it's both ;)

+1

Hoping 45mm price or less. I expect 45mm IQ. Might be asking a bit much but.......

Glee
16th January 2014, 06:55 PM
I have the PL25, I would like the Oly, but I have no idea if I would be better off, worse or the same. Perhaps it's extreme brand loyalty,?

OM USer
16th January 2014, 07:06 PM
I find the 25mm/F1.8 (and the existing 17mm/F1.8 and 45mm/F1.8) difficult to justify when I have the 12-40mm/F2.8 but I can see that those people into prime lenses rather than zooms would jump at it.

Now the 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 would make a pocketable MFT setup (large pocket maybe). Lets hope it does not suffer some of the jitters that the equivalent Panasonic does on Olympus cameras.

The 9mm/F8 lenscape might be a cheap way to get down to 9mm for those odd occassions when the extra wide angle is needed and you can not justify one of the wide angle zooms. F8 though? F5.6 would have been better or do you need F8 just to get the focussing right?

Janet
16th January 2014, 07:33 PM
F8? About as much use as a chocolate teapot...

Janet

Phill D
16th January 2014, 08:08 PM
If only they'd do a 14-150 zoom with a decent wide aperture then I'd spend some money *yes

Dave in Wales
19th January 2014, 07:19 AM
If only they'd do a 14-150 zoom with a decent wide aperture then I'd spend some money *yes

http://www.43rumors.com/ft5-new-40-150mm-f2-8-lens-to-come-in-2014/

Phill D
19th January 2014, 09:34 AM
Yes I was aware of that Dave. I know most people like that range but for me I'd much rather have the wider end as well 14-150 is my ideal. I just don't like changing lenses all the time. My take would be a 9-18 for wide angle work, 14-150 for most of my day to day photography and 70-300 for long range. The problem I have is that the current 14-150 I have is the Pan/Leica one and it is absolutely superb in all it does on 4/3s cameras and I don't want to move to using an Olympus micro 4/3 version on my E-M1 if the glass quality is worse. Seems a bit daft to upgrade to an E=M1 and downgrade to lower standard glass. Hence wanting a high quality pro lens with the 14-150 range.

Bikie John
19th January 2014, 11:27 AM
Phill - I'm not sure, but I think several people have said that the Panasonic/Leica 14-150 behaves well on micro-4/3, albeit with some focussing eccentricities on the E-M1. As long as it focusses OK its optical performance should be every bit as good on micro as full 4/3.

John

David M
19th January 2014, 01:51 PM
Olympus need to stop messing about and make some serious lenses if they want m4/3 to be taken seriously.

Phill D
19th January 2014, 08:59 PM
John it does perform very well in image terms it's those eccentricities you mention that are annoying me.

alfbranch
19th January 2014, 10:15 PM
The 9mm/F8 lenscape might be a cheap way to get down to 9mm for those odd occassions when the extra wide angle is needed and you can not justify one of the wide angle zooms. F8 though? F5.6 would have been better or do you need F8 just to get the focussing right?

Looking at it in those shots it looks fixed focus to me hence f8. fixed focus on 0.8m stopped down to f22 roughly gives a minimum focus of 0.2m.
Framing is will be the only issue.

Ps I may be wrong but its one way to make a compact cheap lens.

OM USer
20th January 2014, 12:19 PM
Looking at it in those shots it looks fixed focus to me hence f8. fixed focus on 0.8m stopped down to f22 roughly gives a minimum focus of 0.2m....

My thoughts exactly Alf. I would have preferred a wider aperture and a little lever to switch between "close" and "distant" focussing as I think this would have made the lens a little more versatile. Its not the sort of lens I would keep on a camera (but then I'm probably not the target audience) but for museum work where you haven't got the space to step back from a large exhibit (aeroplane, tank, mural etc) I might have given it a go in the absence of a small cheap 7mm, 8mm, or 9mm F4 prime.

OM USer
23rd January 2014, 11:57 AM
rumoured price of these lenses has been updated.

old:
Olympus 25 f/1.8 will cost 250€ (£205)
Olympus 14-42 will cost 250€ (£205)
Fisheye lenscap will cost ??€

new:
Olympus 25 f/1.8 will cost 399€ (£328)
Olympus 14-42 will cost 399€ (£328)
Fisheye lenscap will cost 99€ (£81)

Bit of a difference methinks. At £200 the 25mm and 14-42mm will have sold like hot cakes as even people who did not "need" these lenses would have been tempted. As I like the idea of a fast 40-150mm with 2x converter (if the latter happens) I shall be saving my pennies for that instead.

pvasc
23rd January 2014, 12:14 PM
rumoured price of these lenses has been updated.

old:
Olympus 25 f/1.8 will cost 250 (205)
Olympus 14-42 will cost 250 (205)
Fisheye lenscap will cost ??

new:
Olympus 25 f/1.8 will cost 399 (328)
Olympus 14-42 will cost 399 (328)
Fisheye lenscap will cost 99 (81)

Bit of a difference methinks. At 200 the 25mm and 14-42mm will have sold like hot cakes as even people who did not "need" these lenses would have been tempted. As I like the idea of a fast 40-150mm with 2x converter (if the latter happens) I shall be saving my pennies for that instead.

Yep that rumor turned me off too. To close in price to the PL25mm, if I was spending that kind of money I would go for that one. But as it is I do have the Sigma 30 and I think that will be good enough. We will find out soon enough what the true prices are.

Dave in Wales
24th January 2014, 05:31 AM
rumoured price of these lenses has been updated.

old:
Olympus 25 f/1.8 will cost 250€ (£205)
Olympus 14-42 will cost 250€ (£205)
Fisheye lenscap will cost ??€

new:
Olympus 25 f/1.8 will cost 399€ (£328)
Olympus 14-42 will cost 399€ (£328)
Fisheye lenscap will cost 99€ (£81)

Bit of a difference methinks. At £200 the 25mm and 14-42mm will have sold like hot cakes as even people who did not "need" these lenses would have been tempted. As I like the idea of a fast 40-150mm with 2x converter (if the latter happens) I shall be saving my pennies for that instead.

If it's too good to be true it usually is.

Fancied the 25 at the old price, not now.

M4/3 converters are not easy.......http://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=56001&highlight=tele+converter