Should Panasonic create lenses for both systems.

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Should Panasonic create lenses for both systems.

I know I'll upset some people.

There are plenty of M43 lenses right now and Panasonic are playing catch up with other Full Frame companies who trying to out compete each other by:

  • Making stella lenses
  • Making smaller lenses
  • Making more expensive lenses (Canon)

Recently Panasonic announced a 100mm 2.8 compact Macro Lens for the L-Mount. However, soon Panasonic will be releasing a compact 100-400 for the L Mount, sadly slower than the PL 100-400 but probably better IQ.

If Panasonic wanted to, it probably could re-release some of their L mount lenses with M43 mounts. The only problem is these lenses would only fit on some of the bodies like GX9, maybe the GH6 and maybe ONLY the G9ii. Since the G9ii and maybe the GH7 are the only cameras guaranteed big enough to support a L- Mount lens. The market share for such adaption would be small.

PS. Release the GX10.

Panasonic if they wanted to, they could re-release the 100mm 2.8 for their G9ii. They could re-release the 100-400 5.6/6.3? for the G9ii. They could make a compact 200-500 for both systems.

However, like I already pointed out, many modern M43 cameras don't have the space to fit a Full Frame lens on.

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