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Olympus' shiny new lenses (pictures)

Primes rule for its Photokina 2012 introductions.

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60mm f2.8 macro

The lens incorporates a focus limit switch, with a quick toggle for 1:1 magnification.
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Distance scale

There's an indicator on the lens that shows you what your current magnification/distance is.
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Aperture

The one potential disappointment is the seven-bladed aperture, though given the price it's probably a reasonable trade-off.
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Body cap lens

An interesting idea, the 15mm f8 flatter-than-a-pancake body cap lens might be a nice choice for street shooting on bright days.
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12mm Limited Black

I just think this lens looks extra-cool in black.
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17mm f1.8 in development

Olympus' current inexpensive 17mm f2.8 pancake lens is pretty ho-hum; this sounds like a great alternative, as long as it's not excessively expensive.

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