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    Default New 250 f2 Zuiko Digital?

    Lauri Sippu has a post on dpreview regarding a new 250 f2 lens. He is a well known Olympus user, who went quite after speculating about the new E? I think he tests for Olympus. http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=18509138
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    Default Typo in that website? (AC-Foto - Olympus AF Objektive)

    If somebody else then Lauri Sippu wrote that message, I would have said it is a typo in that commercial website.

    Now we can only speculate if it is a teaser from him.

    However, I decode it as an encouraging message: "Go lenses/Olympus"

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    http://www.ac-foto.com/ac/shop/preis...1=AF Objektive

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    Default Re: New 250 f2 Zuiko Digital?

    Greetings,

    I just checked to see if Olympus has updated their Zuiko Digital lens "roadmap" yet. Alas, they have not. The U.S. website still has the 2005 roadmap. It would be nice if they would let us know what they're planning. I'm very interested in the 100mm lens on the map. They don't list an aperture for it yet and I hope it will be as least as large as f2.0.

    A 250mm f2.0 lens is interesting but it doesn't seem logical. I would expect them to fill some of the other holes in their len lineup first. Maybe the reason a 250mm f2.0 has not been on the roadmap before now is that it is not planned for the near furture. Time will tell...
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    Default Re: New 250 f2 Zuiko Digital?

    Well, I called AC-foto and asked if it was a mistake or if it was real.
    According to the guy on the phone it was announced by Olympus (when???), but no release date was given.

    I don't know, I haven't heard anything from Olympus, and I even checked their German site, but couldn't find any info. Maybe I should call olympus?

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    Default Re: New 250 f2 Zuiko Digital?

    I couldn't see it listed among the "usual suspects" here in Japan, either.

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    Default Re: New 250 f2 Zuiko Digital?

    Hi all,

    well,... looking at the OM-adapter compatibility chart, the old Zuiko Auto-T 250mm f/2.0 ED-IF is one of the very few lenses that are recommended to be used up to the maximum aperture opening on an E-system camera. Also, I have heard that those lenses were some of the shrpest in the class.
    So, maybe they decided to make a shortcut in the design process and simply recycle the design, just reducing the diameter of the rear elements and put in some AF-motors and electronics in there instead?

    If the ZD 300/2.8 wasn't made already, I would think that it would be a possibility. Now,... I doubt it since such a lens won't be cheap anyway and Oly already have their bases covered in the long+fast super-telephoto department!

    Also, I would not take Lauri Sippu's post as any suggestion for this being something coming true. In fact he just posted this as a question what people think, just like any DPR-member could have done, after seing that bizarre listing at AC-foto.

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