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View Poll Results: Which of these lenses would be of interest for hire?
Olympus m.Zuiko 300mm f/4 Pro 13 40.63%
Olympus m.Zuiko 7-14 f/2.8 Pro 10 31.25%
Olympus m.Zuiko 8mm f/1.8 Pro Fisheye 8 25.00%
Panasonic Leica 8-18mm f/2.8 2 6.25%
Panasonic Leica 100-400mm f/4-6.3 7 21.88%
Panasonic Leica 10-25mm f/1.7 5 15.63%
Panasonic Leica 200mm f/2.8 5 15.63%
Olympus m.Zuiko 45mm f/1.2 Pro 7 21.88%
Olympus m.Zuiko 25mm f/1.2 Pro 4 12.50%
Panasonic Leica 12mm f1/.4 7 21.88%
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Re: Which of these would be of interest?

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BTW I wish there were an adapter sony e-mount to MFT as their 70-350mm zoom is about half the weight of Panasonic 100-400mm! I may be buying one of those for my Sony QX1 and I gonna do a last man standing duel between them soon on my own wb log. http://angelica.x10host.com/wordpress/
The problem is that the flange distance is even shorter than Micro Four Thirds so you can't focus to infinity on a MFT body without some fiendish trickery

I really like the m.Zuiko 75-300 for portability even though some think it's too soft at the long end. Olympus could do themselves a favour and improve the design to answer those concerns.

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Re: Which of these would be of interest?

Ian having looked very closely at the copies of the Panny 100-400 I bought I think I have a pretty good idea what goes wrong with it but I wont pollute your hire thread with more comments. If anyone wants to continue the discussion feel free to start a new thread.
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Re: Which of these would be of interest?

It looks like there is a clear interest in the Oly 300, 7-14 and the Panny 100-400. I'm quite surprised the fisheye is up there too.

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Re: Which of these would be of interest?

I have voted for the 300mm F/4 as it may be of interest if I ever get to go on a "once in a lifetime" trip (safari, fjords, whale watching etc) but I would really prefer the long zooms in the 150-400mm range.
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...I really like the m.Zuiko 75-300 for portability even though some think it's too soft at the long end. Olympus could do themselves a favour and improve the design to answer those concerns.
It is. An update would be great news.
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It is. An update would be great news.
I've had very agreeable results with the 75-300 @300mm I think for the price it's fine.

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Re: Which of these would be of interest?

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I've had very agreeable results with the 75-300 @300mm I think for the price it's fine.

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Must admit, I've had some cracking shots from my 75-300ii. Some have been shown on here. Maybe I have a good one, it certainly can't be me

I'd still love it of Oly brought out a 100-400, though, it would go perfectly with my 12-100.
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Re: Which of these would be of interest?

I'm interested in the wide side of things. Not sure whether I would ever BUY, (made that mistake with the Nikon, I have a lovely f2.8 that I have used less than 5 times in 5 years) but I would rent one when I was going somewhere that would benefit from that style of photo
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