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Old Jan 3, 2014, 2:57 PM   #1
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Default Olympus 25mm f1.8 ... yes please!

43 rumors is saying we will in fact get a 25mm f1.8 from Olympus

Here's hoping it comes in similar price range and construction as the 45 and 17 primes, that would be a nice walk around lens for sure and one I've been wanting.

I know the Pana-Leica 25mm f1.4 is a fine bit of glass too but I have grown more and more fond of Olympus glass and think a 25mm f1.8 would be really nice

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Old Jan 3, 2014, 6:22 PM   #2
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43 rumors is saying we will in fact get a 25mm f1.8 from Olympus

Here's hoping it comes in similar price range and construction as the 45 and 17 primes, that would be a nice walk around lens for sure and one I've been wanting.

I know the Pana-Leica 25mm f1.4 is a fine bit of glass too but I have grown more and more fond of Olympus glass and think a 25mm f1.8 would be really nice

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http://www.43rumors.com/ft5-there-wi...5mm-f1-8-lens/
I saw that. My guess is that it will be a kit option for the new OMD. If it's good maybe I'll trade from the trusty Panny20 . . .
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I saw that. My guess is that it will be a kit option for the new OMD. If it's good maybe I'll trade from the trusty Panny20 . . .
good thing Olympus sells it's kit lenses separately in the US unlike Panasonic which won't sell the new 12-32mm without a GM1 although you can get one on ebay...
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And maybe a tad less money than the Panny/Leica glass.
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43 rumors is saying we will in fact get a 25mm f1.8 from Olympus

Here's hoping it comes in similar price range and construction as the 45 and 17 primes, that would be a nice walk around lens for sure and one I've been wanting.

I know the Pana-Leica 25mm f1.4 is a fine bit of glass too but I have grown more and more fond of Olympus glass and think a 25mm f1.8 would be really nice

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http://www.43rumors.com/ft5-there-wi...5mm-f1-8-lens/
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And maybe a tad less money than the Panny/Leica glass.
according to 43 rumors it will be both less expensive and smaller, I'm guessing it will be similar in size and construction to the 17mm f1.8 which retails for $499 but has been on sale for $399 when Olympus is feeling generous
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well 43 rumors now has a picture of the 25mm f1.8 and as expected it looks much like the 17mm f1.8, comes in black or silver and they also are saying it's price will be 35,000 yen which comes to around $335 USD!



Other interesting tidbits are a new ultra small kit zoom 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ for the same price as the 25mm which will apparently be the kit lens on the low end OM-D E-M10, which they've also said will only have 3 axis IBIS, no PDAF and be smaller than the E-M5



Finally a 9mm f8 fisheye "body cap" lens is also being leaked and will likely come in around $99 where the 15mm f8 body cap lens was at launch.




all said to be mere days away from announcement at the E-M10 launch. Speaking of the E-M10 here's the latest list of features;

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In summary these are the specs so far for the entry level OMD:
- 16MP sensor (same as E-M5 and with no PDAF)
- True Pic VII processor (same as E-M1)
- Very small body
- integrated flash
- 3 axis stabilization
- comes with new compact zoom as kit lens
I would also expect it to have the WiFi capabilities of the E-M1...

so this begs the question, if like me you were waiting to see this before upgrading to a new camera body, and unfortunately find the E-M1 out of your budget, will you go for the E-M10?

my answer is probably not, I am going to wait for the E-M5 to come down in price a bit more and grab one unless the E-M10 is significantly cheaper and still has weather sealing.
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I would not want the M10, the M1 is about as small as I'd want to go. And the 50-200 Oly lens would probably be cumbersome to handle with the M10 and then we do not know if the M10 is going to have fast focus with 43 lenses.
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I'd consider it. Come tax return time I'd like to see how prices/reviews/word of mouth is, and I'd consider a few things: sell the VF-2 to go for an EM10, used EM5, or GX7; or keep the VF and go for the EPL5. The resale value of the EPL2 is low and won't be worth selling.

People are obviously going to be comparing the new Oly25 with the Panasonic 25/1.4. I'll be more interested in hearing how it stacks up with my 20mm and whether it's worth a swap if prices are pretty close.

If they sell an EM10 kit with the 25 that would be very tempting for me.
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Looks like they're adopting the OMD-style body style to replace lower-end Pen models, if not all Pens.

That 25/1.8 looks to me closer in styling to the 45/1.8 than the 17.

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Looks like they're adopting the OMD-style body style to replace lower-end Pen models, if not all Pens.
The EP5 by all accounts is a sweet camera, and the VF4 sounds fantastic: It just wouldn't be for me because for me the attachable VF is a compromise for cost and not a feature.
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