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08-30-2010, 11:47 PM   #1
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olympus MF3rds 14-150mm; 75-300mm

Has any body knows if this lenses were made by Pentax/Hoya for the MF3rds?
It just announced today(DPREVIEW) and leaked yesterday(engadget).

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What makes you think it's Hoya/PEntax made?
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If those 4/3 Zuiko lenses are any indication, Olympus is capable of making the best zoom lenses these days while modern Pentax zooms are so-so. I wonder what makes you think Pentax might produce m4/3 lenses too. Pentax seem to have their hands full.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wlachan Quote
If those 4/3 Zuiko lenses are any indication, Olympus is capable of making the best zoom lenses these days while modern Pentax zooms are so-so. I wonder what makes you think Pentax might produce m4/3 lenses too. Pentax seem to have their hands full.
I don't doubt that these are nice lenses, but the "world's smallest" 75-300 lens is less impressive if you compare it to the DA 55-300, which is only 1 mm wider and actually 5 mm shorter and weighs only 10 grams more - and is f/4-f/5.8 compared to the Olympus' rather slow f/4.8-f/6.7. Yes, I know the point is that it's the world's smallest 600mm-equivalent (because of the 2x crop), but the range is also less useful at the short end (150mm equivalent vs. 85mm equivalent). Besides, in this category your comment about "so-so" Pentax zooms is not quite well placed when commenting on a lens of this category - the 55-300 is a very decent lens for its price.

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