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Old Sep 22, 2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default what do you think about panasonic's new m4/3 lenses?

so three new m4/3's lenses -

a prime - 14 mm / F2.5
a zoom - 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 / MEGA O.I.S.
and a 3D lens 12.5mm / F12

not sure about this batch for my own uses, maybe the 100-300 can be handy for my bird pics to supplement my 45 - 200. i must admit that i'm very curious about the 3D lens.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/news/...e_3d_lens.html
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 12:11 AM   #2
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I want the 100-300, but will wait for the price to come down, 600 is a bit pricey
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Likewise, I'm most interested in the 100-300 to supplement the 14-140 from my GH1 kit - it might be too expensive for me at the outset, but I'll wait with interest to see what the street price ends up being. FWIW the price is probably "right" (although we'd like it to be cheaper) when you compare what other options are available at that focal length with optical stabilisation and fast autofocus.....

Must admit that I'm not in the slightest bit interested in the 3D lens - the big guns are placing too much emphasis on 3D tech if you ask me... guess they need to sell TV's

What I'm most excited about, is the native m4/3 format Lensbaby Tilt Transformer - without tilt it's a formidable manual focus 40mm f/1.6 lens (portrait perfect), and the selective focus mantra of Lensbabies suits my creative side perfectly. On top of that, it's a Nikon mount adaptor. Very neat, and top of my wish list right now!
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I am interested in the 100-300 as well.

They also speak of more fast primes and a faster zoom on their lens roadmap, that is exciting news.
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Same here...100-300mm interests me the most. It should be a great lens. Hopefully not outrageously expensive.
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599$ initial price
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It will come down to about 490, the 45-200 was pricey when it first came out.
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I think <$400 would be about right.
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i was checking that out at b&h. i've always been curious about the lensbaby, and i want to get into some faster lenses. it might find its way onto my wish list, too.

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What I'm most excited about, is the native m4/3 format Lensbaby Tilt Transformer - without tilt it's a formidable manual focus 40mm f/1.6 lens (portrait perfect), and the selective focus mantra of Lensbabies suits my creative side perfectly. On top of that, it's a Nikon mount adaptor. Very neat, and top of my wish list right now!
a faster zoom would make me a happy camper

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...a faster zoom would make me a happy camper
Ditto. Whether or not I could afford it though, is another matter entirely

Actually, the 14-140 performed well yesterday (see my update in the 'samples' thread), but I was secretly wishing for a fast f/2.8 option for the general stuff, and ≥200mm f/4 for even more reach and background separation. I didn't have my 70-210 FD lens with me, but it would have been interesting to see the results from it at the unexpected birds-of-prey display. Next time maybe
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