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Old Sep 22, 2010, 5:26 PM   #11
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Panasonic are really pulling out all the stops.....

Not only have they announced the 14mm F2.5, the 100-300mm & the 3D lens, they have "under consideration" a 25mm F1.4, a fast new video zoom and a fast wide angle.

I assume the fast wide may be something like a 12mm F2.8 or such.
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Old Sep 22, 2010, 6:01 PM   #12
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Panasonic are really pulling out all the stops.....

Not only have they announced the 14mm F2.5, the 100-300mm & the 3D lens, they have "under consideration" a 25mm F1.4, a fast new video zoom and a fast wide angle.

I assume the fast wide may be something like a 12mm F2.8 or such.
Agreed, plus I think everyone and their aunty are hoping for that fast zoom.... 12-60mm f2.8-4 would be pretty sweet (constant f2.8 is probably too much to wish for). If the money's right, I'm in
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 4:40 AM   #13
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well the 100-300 is not that consumer friend as I had hoped. It is not much less then the oly 75-300. The panny is 600 dollars
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well the 100-300 is not that consumer friend as I had hoped. It is not much less then the oly 75-300. The panny is 600 dollars
...I've yet to see official pricing (certainly here in the UK), but it does seem it is going to be less expensive than the Olympus 75-300 lens, AND it includes optical stabilisation. Seems more consumer friendly to me
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The Zuiko 75-300mm can be bought on eBay for $250. Amazon for a while had it close to $300. I doubt the Lumix will be that cheap (at least not for a while). The Zuiko is a great lens but by the time you add the cost of the adapter to it, I believe the price of the two will be much closer. With that being the case, the Zuiko+adapter combo will be larger than the Lumix but it offers an extra 25mm on the wide end but on the G cameras you'll have no IS (pretty crucial when shooting at 600mm with no tripod). The Lumix has a more limited range but it's smaller and has IS. I'd go with the Lumix if prices between the two are comparable.
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They have pricing on the bh website for the panasonic 100-300, 599 dollars. So you should expect around the same in the UK I expect.
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