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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Old 7th March 2008
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New Oly 25mm Pancake 'Standard'

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?
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Re: New Oly 25mm Pancake 'Standard'

I don't think it would look quite right on an E-1.

Great on a E300/E400/E500 series camera
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Re: New Oly 25mm Pancake 'Standard'

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.
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Re: New Oly 25mm Pancake 'Standard'

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.

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Re: New Oly 25mm Pancake 'Standard'

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.

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Re: New Oly 25mm Pancake 'Standard'

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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.

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

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Olympus UK have reconfirmed the 189.99 price to me just now

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Thanks for the clarification, I wonder why DD were so far out on their estimate?
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Re: New Oly 25mm Pancake 'Standard'

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/i...ta%20sheet.pdf

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