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Friday, June 23, 2006

Lumix Lens Roadmap

Thanks to Colin Jago for the link to this Lumix lens roadmap.

Posted by OREN GRAD

7 Comments:

Blogger Mikko J. Kalavainen said...

OOoh. That 25mm f:1.4 is looking mighty tasty. Just hoping for a fast wideangle (12mm f:1.8?) and something in the 45mm f:2 range and I might just be sold...

8:14 AM  
Blogger Acliff said...

Soon after MJ sends a letter to Carl Zeiss about a 25mm f2, Leica (Panasonic, whatever) have plans for a 25mm f1.4. I realise that the lens is optimised for the 4/3 sensor for an effective 50mm f1.4, but it suggests to me that fast 25mm f1.4s are plausible for the minolta aps sensor. A 25mm f2 should be a doddle to design in comparison.

Carl Zeiss might actually pay attention!

10:17 AM  
Blogger buckstop67 said...

Interesting lens map from Panny. I use the Olympus E-300 and the kit lenses plus the 50mm Macro and 11-22. I would like to see the 25mm come in at resonable price points. I almost bought the Olympus 14-54 due to many raves over it. Due to its present scarcity, I decided to wait on the Leica/Panny lens release to see availability and reviews. In reference to MJ and Zeiss listening, that is good. I do think there are many camera and lens manufacturing people scanning the digital sites looking and accessing users opinions to look to future endeavors. At least we hope so.

2:00 PM  
Blogger Ian Rees said...

Acliff,

28,1.4 and 30,1.4 lenses have existed for both full-frame and APS formats for a long time. Both of these would be wider than the 25,1.4 on 4/3.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Not just 28/1.4 and 30/1.4, but also 35/1.4. As well as 28/2 and 35/2. The problem is that none of these lenses are very compact like a fast 50. Although, it's not been my experience that 4/3rds lenses are super compact either...

2:49 AM  
Blogger Acliff said...

Ian Rees,

I was referring to a 25mm f1.4 for sony/minolta mount. I don't believe that Minolta made a 20,24 or 28mm lens that fast. I know that sigma have a 30mm f1.4 available for A mount, but it looks rather large.

11:29 AM  
Blogger scotth said...

A 300 mm f4 that has ois, that is what I would like to see.

3:15 PM  

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