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Old 10-25-2017   #1
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Olympus has announced that they will soon be shipping an Olympus 17mm f/1.2 pro lens, and a 45mm f/1.2 pro lens... This adds to the existing 25mm f/1.2 lens that they have. All 3 will be about the same size, and the same price, around $1200 US when released.

Obviously, if you don't need the bigger, heavier, and pricier f/1.2 versions, they already have the f/1.8 versions of each available, some for years.

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If you don't need the f1.2, keep your lenses.
Not everyone needs such a small sharp area, if you need it, go for larger sensors. In my opinion this lenses are overpriced, you can get a used FF-camera and a cheapo f1.8 lens for the same price.
Also the advantage of the smaller sensor (smaller lenses) becomes contrary when putting heavy primes on your small camera.
I see this issue relaxed and would keep calm.
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Yeah, but for some, the extra stop is "needed" and on a E-M1mkII (or E-M1) or the new Panasonic G9 the f/1.2's are balanced well, and weather sealed too. The good thing is as you said, you can have the small f/1.8 versions or the bigger f/1.2 versions and mate them to appropriate bodies.

The 17mm is great and doesn't really have an equal in the Sony FE line, but yeah, a FF body and a 50 or 90mm (or Batis 85mm) would work too (if you want another body).
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The rapid growth of the mft format indicates that the photographic community is catching on. The second to none image quality is the reason why.
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Originally Posted by Bamamike View Post
If you don't need the f1.2, keep your lenses.

Not everyone needs such a small sharp area,
if you need it, go for larger sensors. In my
opinion this lenses are overpriced, you can
get a used FF-camera and a cheapo f1.8 lens
for the same price.

Also the advantage of the smaller sensor
(smaller lenses) becomes contrary when
putting heavy primes on your small camera.
.........
Olympus may find a large market for super speed
lenses "next door" at Panasonic. Panasonic caters
the video market much more than does Olympus.

For stills I tend to agree about excess size and $$
to gain one stop. As you also point out the IQ full
open is never gonna amaze, even tho remarkable
for-that-speed. Given that the size is no longer at
"M43 petite" plus the compromised IQ, other gear
can handle the super speed work. If I need f/1.2,
I just put an ancient 1.4 or 1.8 lens on an adapter
that offers focal reduction. That means a FF optic
on APSC. A Sony APSC body is smaller than many
M43 bodies and the adapter+lens is not too much
bigger than these new f/1.2 M43 lenses.

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A few examples from my own gear, as used with
APSC, using actual ASPC FLs: 60/1.1, 35/1.0 and
17/1.4, all via a dumb adapter. No AF, nor should
one use AF with super speed lenses, and no auto
iris action, but the idea here is to shoot full open
[or why bother use the adapter] so auto iris is no
convenience anywho.

Someone is gonna volunteer that their AF is fully
operational with f/1.2 lenses. I didn't say it was
not. I only pointed out that you shouldn't USE it
for exposures at f/1.2. "Why not" can be another
discussion in another galaxy, far, far away ...


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Canon 6D vs Olympus E-M1 II
https://cameradecision.com/compare/C...D-E-M1-Mark-II

Canon 6D vs Olympus E-M5 II
https://cameradecision.com/compare/C...s-OM-D-E-M5-II

Canon 6D has 250 EF mount lenses to choose from, that's more than twice the number available for Olympus OMD M4/3 mount.
Currently Canon has 65 optical image stabilized lenses. Olympus OMD-M1 Mkii, and M5 Mkii feature 5 axis sensor-based image stabilization,
thus all 95 M4/3 lenses fitted to the OMD bodies will be stabilized. Canon does not have this feature.
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Two completely different systems and completely different features and more. No real sense comparing at all. Horses for courses. Go with the strengths. People use m43 for reasons that FF users can't fathom. And m43 users can't figure out FF users either. There are of course some who have m43 and FF systems and use both for different reasons.
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Two completely different systems and completely different features and more. No real sense comparing at all. Horses for courses. Go with the strengths. People use m43 for reasons that FF users can't fathom. And m43 users can't figure out FF users either. There are of course some who have m43 and FF systems and use both for different reasons.
A simple statement of specs and facts to help clear up any misinformatuon with regard to either system.


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