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Old Feb 12, 2014, 8:13 AM   #1
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Default The Olympus High-End Micro Lens Lineup is Looking Better and Better

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7-14mm f2.8 and 300mm f4. Sounds like a great setup added to the 12-40mm f2.8 and 40-150mm f2.8.

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Old Feb 12, 2014, 9:55 AM   #2
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....and you've not had a 7-14 for several years, did you ever have a 4/3 300?

The m4/3 300 image looks like it could be the size of the 50-200 (the tripod ring looks pretty much the same) , that would be a terrific physical size.
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Anyone want to buy a Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 cheap? :-)
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This new 7-14 will come down to size. It's going to be expensive. Wouldn't be suprised at all if it winds up being close to the $1,700 the f4 Four-Thirds model cost me back in 2006. The four-thirds model was just a lump to have to carry. I remember trying the 14-35mm f2 at Arlington Camera one weekend long ago and the 7-14 was just as big as that lens.

I've never owned a 300mm f4. When I visited Zig a couple of years ago I tried his 300mm f4 Nikkor on the D7000. It was quite hefty.

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Looks so good, sad it will be available next year :-(

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This seems to be the lens that I need. I was thinking of buying a Rokinon and a 12mm F2, but I think this would replace them both, minus the fisheye effect. I hope it costs less than what you just mentioned, otherwise I will probably go with the above combo. But the weather sealing would be nice for my hiking trips.
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This seems to be the lens that I need. I was thinking of buying a Rokinon and a 12mm F2, but I think this would replace them both, minus the fisheye effect. I hope it costs less than what you just mentioned, otherwise I will probably go with the above combo. But the weather sealing would be nice for my hiking trips.
I have to believe it's gonna cost $$$$$
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Time to start saving!
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It would be nice if they were all available now, but I'll be doing good to pick up the 40-150mm f2.8 this summer. I can stick a lot of cash away after that over several months into the next year, or whenever it is.

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I have to believe it's gonna cost $$$$$
I think the bar has been set by the 12-40mm and the EM-1 ... I expect that the 7-14mm f2.8 and the 300mm f4 will both come in somewhere between $1000 and $1500.

I think Olympus has an idea that they can't remake the $7,000 Zuiko 300mm f2.8 or even the $1,700 Zuiko 7-14mm f2.0 and sell what they need to sell in order to profit. Instead they seem to have opted for slightly slower f4 and f2.8 lenses that can be offered in a more sweet spot of price.

For example they built the $999 ($799 w/rebate) 12-40mm f2.8 instead of rebuilding the $2300 Zuiko 14-35mm f2.0 ... and I'm sure the initial sales were much higher.
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