Panasonic interview with (weatherproof X lenses coming?)


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The Japanese website (click here for the google translation) had a small talk with Panasonic about the new X lenses. The google translation tool is doing a very bad job so I ask my japanese readers to check if the news I am reporting here are 100% correct. These are the highlights I filtered via the terrible translation:

1) Future X lenses could be weatherproof.
2) Panasonic considers the X lenses to be like the L lens series from Canon (also top high quality).
3) The best selling Micro Four Thirds lens is the 20mm f/1.7 pancake (I guess this is no surprise at all for all 43rumors readers).
4) Panasonic is still producing some Four Thirds lenses like the Leica D Summilux 25mm f/1.4.

As you know the first two new X lenses are already in Stock in most stores (excpet in USA where Panasonic let’s you wait months before you can find them in Stock):
Panasonic 14-42mm X search links at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic 45-175mm X search links at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

Two more X lenses will be announced in January, the 12-35mm and 35-100mm constant aperture lenses. I hope to get some details about them soon.


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