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Old 12-15-2011, 07:30 PM
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Default Olympus Announces M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.dcresource.com/news/newsitem.php?id=4414' target='_blank'>http://www.dcresource.com/news/news...tem.php?id=4414</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Olympus has announced a new 12 - 50 mm Micro Four Thirds lens with some interesting features."</em></p><p><em><img height="590" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1323967933.usr15670.jpg" width="373" /></em></p><p>Interesting barely describes it for me. Bizarre is more apt for me. A lens that has pro features like weathersealing (which something the PEN series lacks; perhaps Olympus will have a higher grade PEN camera in the near-future?), coupled with decidedly consumer features like a power zoom and a rather small aperture that becomes even smaller rather quickly at the longer end of the zoom. While the power zoom mechanism can be disabled, I am still wondering why it is even there in the first place. It makes sense on the compact lenses like the Panasonic 14-42 zoom which is aimed at the compact camera upgrader, but this, I am left a little befuddled. Ships in January for US$500. More details at the read link.</p>
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Power video generally helps people zooming during video, since it often works more fluid than ring turning. So I guess it's there for video.
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