First Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7 hands-on images!

ePhotozine spotted the Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7 lens at the Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham.

The lens extends slightly when you zoom to 25mm, and the closest focusing distance is 28cm. The lens on display is a working pre-production sample, so we were unable to take sample photo using the lens, however we can tell you that the lens works very well on a Panasonic Lumix G9, and focus was rapid. The aperture ring on the lens we used is clickless, which means it’s silent and can be smoothly adjusted, perhaps indicating that the lens is specifically suited (or rather designed) with video work in mind. The lens zooms smoothly through the zoom range, and has a 77mm filter thread.

Here are a few more images with courtesy of ePhotozine:


UPDATE: Also Photographyblog posted a set of hands-on images. Check it out!

Olympus says that you should expect an E-M5 update soon

Imaging Resource interviewed Mr. Terada and Sugimoto from Olympus. Here are few hot info:

New PRO lenses: There will be pro lenses released before the 150-400mm pro launch in 2020
New E-M5II successor: We can reassure you that we plan to introduce a successor model.
Core focus: core strengths of Olympus brand are compact and lightweight, high-resolution lenses, and strong image stabilization
Reason for the E-M5III launch delay: The move of the factory from China and Vietnam had a double impact on the financial results and an impact on product release timing.

The new Olympus roadmap actually teases the launch of a new f/1.0 or faster lens lineup?

The new roadmap contains a small info that should make everyone very contains a stripe named “Bright Prime Lenses”. At first I misinterpreted it and thought this was meant as a single lens. But at second look I realized Olympus is talking about multiple lenses. The question arises…why did they use the plural?

My guess is that they actually teased the launch of a new super fast prime lens series. Could be f/1.0 or even faster?

E-M1X Preorders:
Olympus E-M1X in USA at Amazon, GetOlympus, Adorama and BHphoto.
Olympus E-M1X in Europe at Calumet Germany, ParkCameras, Jessops, WexUK.