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M43 Tamron


StrayCat 17 19.1k 3 Canada
10 Aug 2014 9:10AM
That Olympus 300mm f4 on bhphotovideo.com, is that for real, says coming soon. It has a tripod attachment on it.
IdoS 8 16 Israel
10 Aug 2014 9:55AM

Quote:I have the very under-rated Olympus 12-50mm, which is water and dust resistant, as is the E-M5 I use it on. It is a very good video lens, quiet power zooming In and out, can't hear it in the mikes Also has a macro/close-up mode which works a treat. A good combination in weather.

I have it, too, and think it's a great lens, but sometimes while traveling, f/3.5-6.3 just isn't enough, at least with a Four Thirds sensor. I wonder what the Tamron's maximum aperture range is throughout their common focal length range (14-50mm). Does anyone here know?
Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
10 Aug 2014 5:45PM
The difference between f5.6 and F6.3 is a measly 1/3 of a stop, the 12-50mm is not that slow compared to other kit lenses.
IdoS 8 16 Israel
10 Aug 2014 6:05PM

Quote:That Olympus 300mm f4 on bhphotovideo.com, is that for real, says coming soon. It has a tripod attachment on it.

Yup. Release date will probably be announced during Photokina.
There's also a 40-150mm f/2.8, coming sooner than the 300mm and the 7-14mm f/2.8 (announced alongside the 300). It's around twice as big as the Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8, and has a tripod collar too.


Quote:The difference between f5.6 and F6.3 is a measly 1/3 of a stop, the 12-50mm is not that slow compared to other kit lenses.

I know. I'm more interested in a lens like the 12-60mm f/2.8-4 that Olympus made for the Four Thirds system.

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