On 9/16/2014 8:39 AM, Sawyer, Edward wrote:
> Not necessarily. Check out the Schneider Xenotar 150mm f/2.8 - 5
> elements, takes 77mm filters, and not that long/big, all things
What does that mean? Pretty imprecise.
> Even more impressive when you realize it covers a 4x5" negative!
Which means its size/weight is being thought of in context of a 4/5 camera kit.
In the specific case at hand:
"The new M.ZUIKO 40-150mm f2.8 PRO is a compact, full-featured zoom that sports premium metal construction and
professional-quality lens elements."
Lens construction = 16 elements in 10 groups
Filter size = φ72mm
Dimensions = φ79.4 x 160mm / φ3.13x 6.3 in.
Weight = 760g(without tripod base) / 26.8 oz.
Weight = 880g(with tripod base) / 31 oz.
425 g (0.94 lb / 14.99 oz)
122 x 89 x 43 mm (4.8 x 3.5 x 1.69″)
It's more than twice the size and about twice the weight of the camera.
I'm sure it is a fabulous lens in performance. But it does change the whole small, light and compact quality of m4/3
into something else, more akin to DSLRs.
What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about?
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/