Re: [OM] Surprise!

Subject: Re: [OM] Surprise!
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:02:50 -0400

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
> considered.

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.

Compacted Moose

What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about?

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