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  • 300 f4 cancelled?

    Just had an email from BHP (I was waiting on info on the 300 f4 lens) to say the it had been "discontinued". So assume Olympus aren't going ahead with it :-(

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    Re: 300 f4 cancelled?

    Sounds unlikely.
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      Re: 300 f4 cancelled?

      Hardly surprising, Olympus are abandoning m4/3 in favour for a new format, mini micro 4/3. To be known as m-m4/3. The first model will be called the Pen1s-OM-M-M-D/E-M-M1.

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        Re: 300 f4 cancelled?

        Originally posted by David M View Post
        Hardly surprising, Olympus are abandoning m4/3 in favour for a new format, mini micro 4/3. To be known as m-m4/3. The first model will be called the Pen1s-OM-M-M-D/E-M-M1.

        I'm only allowed to disclose this because I signed the NDA Donald LeCanard.
        Brilliant!
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          Re: 300 f4 cancelled?

          How can something that hasn't even been announced be already discontinued?

          All I can say is that there is, ahem, nothing to worry about...

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            Re: 300 f4 cancelled?

            Originally posted by Ian View Post
            How can something that hasn't even been announced be already discontinued?

            All I can say is that there is, ahem, nothing to worry about...

            Ian
            Thanks for the reassurance, Ian - although it might have been fun to speculate that Olympus had decided to redesign it as 300mm f2.0
            John

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              Re: 300 f4 cancelled?

              Originally posted by Zuiko View Post
              Thanks for the reassurance, Ian - although it might have been fun to speculate that Olympus had decided to redesign it as 300mm f2.0
              Most of the 300mm f/2.0 Nikkors were converted for use on movie cameras. I knew a couple of sports photographers who tried them. They ended up using them at f/2.8 for more depth of field so they went back to their smaller and lighter f/2.8 versions.
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                Re: 300 f4 cancelled?

                Originally posted by Ian View Post

                All I can say is that there is, ahem, nothing to worry about...

                Ian
                Can we hire one for Christmas? With a third off?

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                  Re: 300 f4 cancelled?

                  Originally posted by David M View Post
                  Most of the 300mm f/2.0 Nikkors were converted for use on movie cameras. I knew a couple of sports photographers who tried them. They ended up using them at f/2.8 for more depth of field so they went back to their smaller and lighter f/2.8 versions.
                  Smaller, lighter 300mm f2.8 Nikkors.....great example of an oxymoron!
                  John

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                    Re: 300 f4 cancelled?

                    Originally posted by Bikie John View Post
                    Can we hire one for Christmas? With a third off?

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                      Re: 300 f4 cancelled?

                      With all the rumours I'm surprised the speculation isn't mentioning f/1.2!

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                        Re: 300 f4 cancelled?

                        Originally posted by Ian View Post
                        With all the rumours I'm surprised the speculation isn't mentioning f/1.2!

                        Ian
                        Oooh, is that right? Wow! Straight from the horse's mouth too. Off to the rumour forums.

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                          Re: 300 f4 cancelled?

                          Originally posted by Ian View Post
                          With all the rumours I'm surprised the speculation isn't mentioning f/1.2!

                          Ian
                          And of course it is so compact it would fit into a lady's handbag.
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                            Re: 300 f4 cancelled?

                            Hi have you seen the size of some women handbags, you could fit the kitchen sink in them, and still have plenty of room for their complete cosmetics kit.

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                              Re: 300 f4 cancelled?

                              Originally posted by Daveart View Post
                              Hi have you seen the size of some women handbags, you could fit the kitchen sink in them, and still have plenty of room for their complete cosmetics kit.

                              Dave
                              I was thinking the same. It would need a front element 250mm in diameter so it would have to be a big handbag. And think of the cost of a protective filter.
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