Image on top: The Four Thirds Olympus 12-35mm f/2.0 lens.
We are getting closer to the big Photokina event in September and I am sure Olympus and Panasonic will announce many new cameras and lenses. There is one big question I have for you. The Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 lens is a great lens but I keep reading that some of you want an even faster zoom like the Four Thirds Olympus 14-35mm f/2.0 (Click here to see it on eBay). I am sure Olympus is interested to know if you would prefer such a lens (in m43) version over the new Panasonic 12-35mm.
Let’s say Olympus would do a lens like that:
12-35mm f/2.0 (2mm wider than the Four Thirds version)
weather sealing, power zoom (not available on the Panasonic),
no Image stabilization (unlike the Panasonic that has in lens OIS)
Almost Twice as big as the Panasonic lens
Price $ 2300 like the current 14-35mm lens price at Amazon (Click here) and $ 1,000 more than the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 (at Amazon).
Please send a honest answer!
Panaosnic 12-35mm X lens preorders at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Fotohanskeuzekamp, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.