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Aug 25, 2013 17:42 |  #1411

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hmmm for something that long you may to look at some of the old 4/3 offerings. I am not sure if there's any there but those are big lenses as well. May as well just keep using your 1DIV:lol:

There is a 300 2.8 that is the same size and price as a Canon 300 2.8 L, which would be 600mm with the crop factor. Don't need anything that elaborate. Even just a 300mm 5.6 prime with excellent autofocus, sharpness, and compact size would be a perfect travel birding setup.

I would love to get one of theses:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …250mm_f_2_8_ED_​Zuiko.html (external link)

180-500mm equivalent, and it looks like a bargain compared to the 200-400 F4 L IS!

*edit* They did make a 50-200mm 2.8-3.5 zoom, that is about a pound lighter than Canon's 100-400 and a bit shorter, seems to be common used on Ebay for $500-600. Have to read how it performed.


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Aug 25, 2013 21:02 |  #1412

People are raving about that 50-200mm... they say its one of the best out there. :D


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Aug 25, 2013 23:46 |  #1413

Billginthekeys wrote in post #16238059 (external link)
I think it needs more buttons per square millimeter.

In all seriousness though, give me some official specs!

That lens looks like a winner. If they can fix the tracking issues with AF and put out a decent true super tele option (shouldn't be hard with a 2x crop factor!!!) the E-M1 might earn a full time place in my bag.

If it really will be fully compatible with the regular 4/3rds pro lenses existing out there, that might be pretty exciting, as there are some great options out there that go for decent money on the used market, albeit rarely, since no one shoots the original 4/3rds bodies any more.

Jury is still out on the proportions of the grip, but it doesn't look as ugly in those photos, maybe because of the larger lens.

I think the most recent specs I read said that the EM-1 does NOT have the hybrid mount, as speculated earlier, and that it's strictly M4/3.


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Aug 25, 2013 23:57 |  #1414

LowriderS10 wrote in post #16240034 (external link)
I think the most recent specs I read said that the EM-1 does NOT have the hybrid mount, as speculated earlier, and that it's strictly M4/3.

Ohhh I was wondering about the hybrid mount when I saw the latest photos but I thought it was already a done deal. Hmmm...


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Aug 26, 2013 06:56 |  #1415

http://www.dailycamera​news.com …40mm-f2-8-pro-lens-price/ (external link)

Like I was saying, I had my doubts that the lens price would be as high as some thought it might be. Guess we will have to wait and see if this pricing is correct.


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Aug 26, 2013 07:49 |  #1416

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http://www.dailycamera​news.com …40mm-f2-8-pro-lens-price/ (external link)

Like I was saying, I had my doubts that the lens price would be as high as some thought it might be. Guess we will have to wait and see if this pricing is correct.

I guess $2,200 is more reasonable than $2,500 :lol:

With the way prices are dropping after a few months, I still think it's a bit high... and I just don't want to invest in it right away.


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Aug 26, 2013 08:19 |  #1417

LowriderS10 wrote in post #16240034 (external link)
I think the most recent specs I read said that the EM-1 does NOT have the hybrid mount, as speculated earlier, and that it's strictly M4/3.

I also read that the Panny 150 2.8 is supposed to retail upwards of $3000 :lol:! That is just silly.


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Aug 27, 2013 09:05 |  #1418

Here ya go folks!! Touch and Try event on September 13,2013

It say's Latest Flagship Models. hmmmm

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Aug 27, 2013 11:32 |  #1419

^ I like GX7 better :).


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Aug 27, 2013 17:00 |  #1420

DarthVader wrote in post #16244350 (external link)
^ I like GX7 better :).

That will be available in next few weeks. I don't like it coz I can't get it with English menus here in Japan :p:lol:


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Aug 27, 2013 18:23 |  #1421

Ahhh....this lens extends during zoom?? Booo!

However, $900 is not a bad price at all for it, makes sense, if it wants to compete with the Pan 12-35 f2.8. I just wish they were a bit wider...I mean...now we have choices...but at the same time, we have TWO lenses that do the same thing, and yet no 2.8 UWA zoom, for example! (I'd like to have a 16-35L equivalent).


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Aug 27, 2013 19:35 |  #1422

LowriderS10 wrote in post #16245382 (external link)
Ahhh....this lens extends during zoom?? Booo!

However, $900 is not a bad price at all for it, makes sense, if it wants to compete with the Pan 12-35 f2.8. I just wish they were a bit wider...I mean...now we have choices...but at the same time, we have TWO lenses that do the same thing, and yet no 2.8 UWA zoom, for example! (I'd like to have a 16-35L equivalent).

http://www.43rumors.co​m …onica-8-17mm-f2-8-patent/ (external link)

A patent for a 8-17mm f2.8 lens popped up which would be pretty neat. But who knows if it will ever see the light of day. But with the new 12-40mm lens coming out, I'm going to stay hopeful that there will be more "Pro" oriented zooms coming out in the future.


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Aug 27, 2013 23:19 |  #1423

LowriderS10 wrote in post #16245382 (external link)
Ahhh....this lens extends during zoom?? Booo!

However, $900 is not a bad price at all for it, makes sense, if it wants to compete with the Pan 12-35 f2.8. I just wish they were a bit wider...I mean...now we have choices...but at the same time, we have TWO lenses that do the same thing, and yet no 2.8 UWA zoom, for example! (I'd like to have a 16-35L equivalent).

I made a similar comment but realized that all lenses of that FL from Nikon, Canon, Panny and maybe others do zoom out too :lol:


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Aug 29, 2013 07:36 |  #1424

Seriously ?.

monk3y wrote in post #16245211 (external link)
I don't like it coz I can't get it with English menus here in Japan :p:lol:


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Aug 29, 2013 07:46 |  #1425

DarthVader wrote in post #16249815 (external link)
Seriously ?.

Yeap!! I can't get Panasonic and Sony cameras with English menus here... oh maybe I could but they cost a lot more :lol:

By the way... Interesting theory about the 75mm f/1.8. :lol: Sigma Rocks!!!
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