Fast m4/3 zooms soon?

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by vincechu, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. vincechu

    vincechu SC Veteran

    Sep 14, 2010
    ...according to 43 rumors there will be two fast zooms coming from Panasonic. They'll be part of the X premium series and have nano surface coating:

    43 Rumors | Blog | Real images of the 12-35mm and 35-100mm fast X zooms.

    What isn't clear is just how fast the lenses will be. Olympus has constant f/2 zooms in for 4/3rds with similar focal lengths (14-35mm f/2 and the 35-100mm f/2) and I'd love to see constant f/2 zooms for m4/3 - it'll definately set the system apart from other ILC systems and m4/3 cameras need all the light they can get (due to disadvantages of smaller sensors).

    I was thinking that Panny managed to make the 4/3rds D summilux 25mm 1.4 significantly smaller and for nearly half the price in the m4/3rds version:

    So will we be able to see design/engineering excellance and have two small f/2 zooms? I guess they'll be pricey, but I hope so.

    Exciting times for micro four thirds indeed - I left micro four thirds because the lenses were limited, knowing I'd return when the system matured more - guess that time is now :wink:
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