Panasonic wide aperture zoom lenses for m43

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Bruce, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    PhotographyBLOG has pictures of pre-production lenses at CES 2012.

    These are Panasonic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
    12-35mm f/2.8 (24-70mm equivalent);
    35-100mm f/2.8 (70-200mm equivalent).

    <http://www.photographyblog.com/news/panasonic_12-35mm_and_35-100mm_lenses>
     
    Bruce, Jan 11, 2012
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  2. Bruce

    RichA Guest

    On Jan 11, 7:30 am, Bruce <> wrote:
    > PhotographyBLOG has pictures of pre-production lenses at CES 2012.
    >
    > These are Panasonic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
    > 12-35mm f/2.8 (24-70mm equivalent);
    > 35-100mm f/2.8  (70-200mm equivalent).
    >
    > <http://www.photographyblog.com/news/panasonic_12-35mm_and_35-100mm_le...>


    They are fairly compact, which probably means their max aperture at
    full zoom is f5.6.
     
    RichA, Jan 11, 2012
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  3. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    RichA <> wrote:
    >On Jan 11, 7:30 am, Bruce <> wrote:
    >> PhotographyBLOG has pictures of pre-production lenses at CES 2012.
    >>
    >> These are Panasonic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
    >> 12-35mm f/2.8 (24-70mm equivalent);
    >> 35-100mm f/2.8  (70-200mm equivalent).
    >>
    >> <http://www.photographyblog.com/news/panasonic_12-35mm_and_35-100mm_le...>

    >
    >They are fairly compact, which probably means their max aperture at
    >full zoom is f5.6.



    The maximum aperture is a constant f/2.8 throughout the zoom range.

    Otherwise the lenses would be referred to as "f/2.8-5.6"; they aren't.
     
    Bruce, Jan 11, 2012
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  4. Bruce

    RichA Guest

    On Jan 11, 9:56 am, Bruce <> wrote:
    > RichA <> wrote:
    > >On Jan 11, 7:30 am, Bruce <> wrote:
    > >> PhotographyBLOG has pictures of pre-production lenses at CES 2012.

    >
    > >> These are Panasonic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
    > >> 12-35mm f/2.8 (24-70mm equivalent);
    > >> 35-100mm f/2.8  (70-200mm equivalent).

    >
    > >> <http://www.photographyblog.com/news/panasonic_12-35mm_and_35-100mm_le....>

    >
    > >They are fairly compact, which probably means their max aperture at
    > >full zoom is f5.6.

    >
    > The maximum aperture is a constant f/2.8 throughout the zoom range.
    >
    > Otherwise the lenses would be referred to as "f/2.8-5.6"; they aren't.


    Sorry, you are right, I just looked at the other shot showing the top
    of them. This is annoying. Olympus was supposed to offer a fast zoom
    like this, and they didn't.
     
    RichA, Jan 11, 2012
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  5. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    Bowser <> wrote:
    >On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:30:17 +0000, Bruce <>
    >wrote:
    >>PhotographyBLOG has pictures of pre-production lenses at CES 2012.
    >>These are Panasonic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
    >>12-35mm f/2.8 (24-70mm equivalent);
    >>35-100mm f/2.8 (70-200mm equivalent).
    >><http://www.photographyblog.com/news/panasonic_12-35mm_and_35-100mm_lenses>

    >
    >they look nice, even if they are "only" f2,8 constant. These two
    >lenses could make a very nice travel set, assuming that they can
    >produce high-quality images. Panasonic seems to have kept the zoom
    >ratios somewhat modest, which is a good idea.



    Just wait until you see the prices.

    The maximum aperture and zoom ratios may be modest but it seems that
    these lenses are going to be eyewateringly expensive. ;-)
     
    Bruce, Jan 11, 2012
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  6. Bowser <> writes:

    > On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:30:17 +0000, Bruce <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>PhotographyBLOG has pictures of pre-production lenses at CES 2012.
    >>
    >>These are Panasonic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
    >>12-35mm f/2.8 (24-70mm equivalent);
    >>35-100mm f/2.8 (70-200mm equivalent).
    >>
    >><http://www.photographyblog.com/news/panasonic_12-35mm_and_35-100mm_lenses>

    >
    > they look nice, even if they are "only" f2,8 constant. These two
    > lenses could make a very nice travel set, assuming that they can
    > produce high-quality images. Panasonic seems to have kept the zoom
    > ratios somewhat modest, which is a good idea.


    A 12-35mm f/2 would be nice. Isn't that supposed to be one of the
    benefits of smaller sensors?
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    David Dyer-Bennet, Jan 11, 2012
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  7. Bruce

    RichA Guest

    On Jan 11, 2:10 pm, Bruce <> wrote:
    > Bowser <> wrote:
    > >On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:30:17 +0000, Bruce <>
    > >wrote:
    > >>PhotographyBLOG has pictures of pre-production lenses at CES 2012.
    > >>These are Panasonic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
    > >>12-35mm f/2.8 (24-70mm equivalent);
    > >>35-100mm f/2.8  (70-200mm equivalent).
    > >><http://www.photographyblog.com/news/panasonic_12-35mm_and_35-100mm_le....>

    >
    > >they look nice, even if they are "only" f2,8 constant. These two
    > >lenses could make a very nice travel set, assuming that they can
    > >produce high-quality images. Panasonic seems to have kept the zoom
    > >ratios somewhat modest, which is a good idea.

    >
    > Just wait until you see the prices.
    >
    > The maximum aperture and zoom ratios may be modest but it seems that
    > these lenses are going to be eyewateringly expensive.  ;-)


    Well, typical zooms seem to be 2-3x the price of their 4/3rds
    counterparts. They certainly do not have HG or SHG build quality so
    who knows what the price might be.
     
    RichA, Jan 11, 2012
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  8. Bruce

    RichA Guest

    On Jan 11, 12:50 pm, Bruce <> wrote:
    > RichA <> wrote:
    > >On Jan 11, 9:56 am, Bruce <> wrote:
    > >> RichA <> wrote:
    > >> >On Jan 11, 7:30 am, Bruce <> wrote:
    > >> >> PhotographyBLOG has pictures of pre-production lenses at CES 2012.

    >
    > >> >> These are Panasonic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
    > >> >> 12-35mm f/2.8 (24-70mm equivalent);
    > >> >> 35-100mm f/2.8  (70-200mm equivalent).

    >
    > >> >> <http://www.photographyblog.com/news/panasonic_12-35mm_and_35-100mm_le...>

    >
    > >> >They are fairly compact, which probably means their max aperture at
    > >> >full zoom is f5.6.

    >
    > >> The maximum aperture is a constant f/2.8 throughout the zoom range.

    >
    > >> Otherwise the lenses would be referred to as "f/2.8-5.6"; they aren't.

    >
    > >Sorry, you are right, I just looked at the other shot showing the top
    > >of them.  This is annoying.  Olympus was supposed to offer a fast zoom
    > >like this, and they didn't.

    >
    > Many m43 aficionados are understandably disappointed that neither
    > Panasonic nor Olympus offered an f/2 lens.  The new Panasonics are
    > f/2.8 and the Olympus is slower still.
    >
    > I'm happy enough with slow zooms and fast primes.


    I'm also not sure the idea that m4/3rds buyers won't buy expensive
    lenses is probably wrong. I knew people who owned E-520s and E-620's
    ($500 each) who also had HG Olympus lenses, about $700 and up.
     
    RichA, Jan 11, 2012
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