Pancake zoom for m4/3?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by soundimageplus, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Top Veteran

    Jul 6, 2010
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  2. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Question is, does it still have a manual focus function?

    I think this is really cool. I went to Olympus because of the kit lens. This is even smaller. I wonder how fast it zooms in and out, how fast it focuses, and if it takes filters. I may pick one up just for my E-P1 if the price isn't too high.
  3. It doesn't appear to have a filter thread or a focus ring - this would make it pretty much useless other than for point and shoot photography. If this is the case, it is aimed at the fashion end of the compact camera market.

    It also has a T-W switch - yes a zoom switch - so this is obviously intended for a low spec camera body with minimal controls or is a photoshop job.
  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Here's the zoomed view as well - 43 Rumors | Blog | (FT5) Hot Image leak!!! Panasonic new 14-42mm is a ...Pancake!!! (oops, sorry, same link as in first post....)

    Wouldn't hold much appeal to me, but for a P&S upgrader who really wants to stay small, something like this mated with an EPM1 or GF3 could really compete with the future LX5s of the world. I can't see myself buying one, but its another cool development.

  5. Pelao

    Pelao All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    If I retire my GF1 this may be a perfect match for it to replace my wife's EOS300.
  6. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    I think that this lens fits more into the scheme of the GF2 or GF3 for Panasonic. Might even be good on the E-Pm1 when it comes out.
  7. That lens is going to be brilliant on the GF3!!! I'd love to see the image quality and price.
  8. wolfie

    wolfie Veteran

    Sep 19, 2010
    Panny has got it all wrong - Sony knows much better how a compact system should be designed ...

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