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  • Updated Olympus lens "roadmap"

    An updated lens "roadmap" has been leaked out, https://www.43rumors.com/this-is-the...-lens-roadmap/

    Dates are missing, so it cannot qualify as a roadmap.

    Among other things that puzzle me are the future PRO zooms:
    One appears to cannibalize on the existing 12-40
    Two seem to cannibalize on each other as well as on the existing 40-150 and the announced 150-400.

    Instead of all these zooms I'd rather see some primes in that "roadmap" e.g. 100 mm macro, 200 mm F/2.8.

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    Re: Updated Olympus lens "roadmap"

    It’s possible the doubling of that range may mean it will come with Sync IS & cost a fair bit more.
    Ross
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      Re: Updated Olympus lens "roadmap"

      Originally posted by Tordan58 View Post
      An updated lens "roadmap" has been leaked out,...

      Among other things that puzzle me are the future PRO zooms:
      ...
      Two seem to cannibalize on each other as well as on the existing 40-150 and the announced 150-400.
      ...
      I expect one of these will be painted white, very fast, and extremely expensive
      and the other will be for folk with more limited budgets
      Chris

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          Re: Updated Olympus lens "roadmap"

          Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
          Doesn’t look like the 12mm f1.2 fits in there; in fact (if I’m interpreting it correctly) it doesn’t seem to contain anything new at all on the prime front.
          In the Pro section it shows 'Bright Prime Lenses' with a band that seems to go from about 12mm to 60mm. That could be 2 lenses, one at each end.
          Andy
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            Re: Updated Olympus lens "roadmap"

            Originally posted by Bengeo View Post
            In the Pro section it shows 'Bright Prime Lenses' with a band that seems to go from about 12mm to 60mm. That could be 2 lenses, one at each end.
            That's the optimist's view, Andy! I hope you're right.
            Regards,
            Mark

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              Re: Updated Olympus lens "roadmap"

              I wonder why they discontinued the relatively cheap 12-50 weather resistant lens.

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                Re: Updated Olympus lens "roadmap"

                Very odd. Overlaps aplenty in the "Pro" space (esp zooms), but nothing to upgrade/replace the lower cost lenses. The 12/2, 17/1.8, 9-18, 12-50 etc could really do with a refresh.
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                  Re: Updated Olympus lens "roadmap"

                  Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
                  Very odd. Overlaps aplenty in the "Pro" space (esp zooms), but nothing to upgrade/replace the lower cost lenses. The 12/2, 17/1.8, 9-18, 12-50 etc could really do with a refresh.
                  True, although several people have said the optical performance of the 17/1.8 has improved in those produced in recent years.

                  Weather sealing on it would be really useful, and it would be a very nice, serious compact travel and street lens with that and an optical performance upgrade. Much as I love the 17/1.2 it's a big hunk of glass by m4/3 standards.
                  Regards,
                  Mark

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