Olympus Expands f/1.2 Line
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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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