… at USD 2ooo. Probably couldn’t be lauched at a better price but yes, it features a lot for its price tag.
Today Fujifilm’s APS-C X system receives a new flagship camera, the X-H1. At about 100 dollars cheaper than the OM-D E-M1 II from Olympus and Panasonic’s Lumix GH5 seems an interesting alternative more so because of the newly implemented IBIS. We’ll if this technology will be used in later cameras from the lower classes.
Although these are not 50mm lenses, they offer about the same field of view as a 50mm one. I refer to the 25mm AF lenses produced for the micro 4/3 system, Panasonic and Olympus, more precisely the 25mm f:1.7 Panasonic Lumix lens.
This lens is the cheapest “normal” or “standard” auto focus prime lens for the micro 4/3 system. It competes with Panasonic’s own 20mm f:1.7, Panasonic Leica DG 25mm f:1.4, Olympus Zuiko 25mm f:1.8 and Olympus Zuiko Pro 25mm f:1.2 lens. Quite a big offer here in the price range of 250 USD and 1200 USD. As said, the Lumix 25/1.7 is the cheapest in this range while de Zuiko 1.2 the most expensive.
Here are a couple of reviews on the Lumix 25/1.7 lens:
Bad news (at least what I today found out) from Cosina … besides no more Bessas,
NOKTON 35mm F1.2 Aspherical,
NOKTON 50mm F1.5 Asphrical Black/Silver,
ULTRA-WIDE HELIAR 12mm F5.6 Aspherical Black/Silver,
NOKTON 40mm F2 SL II N Aspherical EF,
or 35mm VIEW FINDER or any other finder or adapters
and MANY, many more
While today it can not be considered as a newly launched lens, the 7.5mm tiny lens by Laowa remains one of the best buys for the MFT system on the wide angle side. Small, very small and quite fast (f:2.0) the Laowa could complete any MFT user’s kit. 15mm equivalent on 135 format) FOV in such a small package is quite unique.
Here are some opinions about this tiny MFT wonder 😉
more on Y2B
review on Photozone.de