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Re: New Olympus Patent: 400mm f4.0 MFT Lens

Originally Posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
The 150-400 F4-5.6 won't be light with that focal length & aperture, but not as large & heavy if it was a constant F4 though & is most likely a Pro quality lens with OIS & Sync IS possibility. Your 14-150 F4-5.6 lens is a very compact lens.

The PanaLeica 100-400 F4.0-6.3 is nearly 1kg with a 72mm filter. I would expect the Olympus to be a bit heavier & maybe with a larger filter perhaps too (not sure on the physics on that though).
I can live with that. Of course I expect the 150-400 to be a lot larger and heavier than the 14-150 and I was infect thinking in terms of the PanLeica 100-400 dimensions. Anything up to 1.5Kg is OK with me and while it will not fit into the space presently occupied by the Panasonic 100-300 in my camera bag, I have several smaller bags to use for a large lens.

But if you think about the dimensions for an equivalent lens for Canon or Nikon, then you know what I mean by portability. I think the MFT system has given non-professional enthusiasts like me an opportunity to include good long lenses in the hand luggage while travelling.
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