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Old Sep 15, 2012, 8:37 AM   #1
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So it starts on Monday and I figure it is worth a discussion here;

Photokina http://www.photokina.com/en/photokina/home/index.php

the major Olympus MFT announcements expected are the two new Pen cameras with the EM-5 sensor. Apparently lacking the 5 axis IBIS though.

E-PM2

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15mm f/8.0
12mm f/2.0 Black Edition


60mm f/2.8


Are people tempted by these? I am looking forward to one day upgrading to the E-PL5 I think.

I have no desire for the 15mm f8 lens cap, even at the rumored $100 price, my 14mm Panasonic fills that role just fine, thank you.
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I see they skipped the E-PL4. Must want the 5 to coincide with the M5. It'll be interesting to see what the E-PL5 is going to sell for. The 12mm black looks interesting but I'm sure that will be out of my price range.
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I see they skipped the E-PL4. Must want the 5 to coincide with the M5. It'll be interesting to see what the E-PL5 is going to sell for. The 12mm black looks interesting but I'm sure that will be out of my price range.

I've read that the number 4 is a "bad" number in Japanese superstition, much like 13 here I guess. I think I remember it being a homonym for "Death" or some such.

Panasonic went from the G3 to the G5 too.

I was really hoping for the rumored "lower cost" 25mm 1.8.
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Also of note is that the e-pl and e-p lines were merged into the e-pl5, with the e-pm being the entry.

From the looks of the two they share the same body which is a smart move for Oly; one body different features = two models, no more three bodies three mixes of features. Not having seen the top view one can't be sure of course. I also think it interesting that the e-pm will now include a grip - I heard many complaints about the e-pm1 being hard to hold and saw a few mods with grip tape.

James - the black 12mm is just a special edition of the 12mm f2.0 so basically yeah outta my budget too. Note I don't say overpriced, just out of my budget.

Sammy - interesting note about the number 4 in japan and also +1 on the low cost 25mm f1.8 ... secretly I am holding out hope that someone (sigma) if not Olympus will release a $300 or less 25mm for mft, actually I'd love to have a sigma 24mm f2.8 super-wide macro MFT mount with AF, I have the gen 1 in konica AR and it is sharp lens.
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James - the black 12mm is just a special edition of the 12mm f2.0 so basically yeah outta my budget too. Note I don't say overpriced, just out of my budget.

I feel the same way, likely not overpriced but budget wise......I'd love to have the 500 dollar Leica f1.4 25mm (I think it's 25mm) but again........And it's difficult to even find a used one for sale.
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60mm f2.8 macro. I want one.

Sounds like we will also be hearing about a new 17mm f1.8 that is in development, so it will be a little down the road.
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60mm f2.8 macro. I want one.

Sounds like we will also be hearing about a new 17mm f1.8 that is in development, so it will be a little down the road.
Oh yikes, another wallet deflator. I guess I'd better start being happy with what I got and find the sweet spot of my lenses.
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Yeah, check out the image of the 17mm f1.8 on this page.....sweeeeeeeeett...

http://asia.cnet.com/product/olympus...5-46728281.htm
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