Cost of latest Oly lenses

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The latest big guns from Canon make the 300 f4 and 150-400 look super cheap!
...and, more importantly IMO, really tiny.

Oly 300/4 vs. Canon 600/4

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"Latest" is kind of a misnomer, considering these "new" Canon lenses are apparently identical optically to their older SLR lenses. Maybe both cost and size would have been reduced if they actually took advantage of the shorter flange distance of mirrorless. Seems like Canon are not really committed to their mirrorless system.
 

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"Latest" is kind of a misnomer, considering these "new" Canon lenses are apparently identical optically to their older SLR lenses. Maybe both cost and size would have been reduced if they actually took advantage of the shorter flange distance of mirrorless. Seems like Canon are not really committed to their mirrorless system.
I could be wrong, but I think there is no sensible advantage of a shorter flange distance for lens with a long focal length.
For wide angle, it is another story, and I am quite sure in that case there is a real advantage to the shorter flange distance.
 

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I could be wrong, but I think there is no sensible advantage of a shorter flange distance for lens with a long focal length.
For wide angle, it is another story, and I am quite sure in that case there is a real advantage to the shorter flange distance.
You may be right. I just find it odd, such a huge and front-heavy lens still has to make room for a non-existent mirror. It seems lazy, especially considering the price.
 

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I didn't know that. At that price point you would expect they would see if they could improve on the lens design, even if it only means that the lens becomes just 1cm smaller.
 
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"Latest" is kind of a misnomer, considering these "new" Canon lenses are apparently identical optically to their older SLR lenses. Maybe both cost and size would have been reduced if they actually took advantage of the shorter flange distance of mirrorless. Seems like Canon are not really committed to their mirrorless system.

I think they are aimed at the pro photographers for the Tokyo Olympics, so to get something into production quickly, they based them on existing lenses, slightly modified for mirrorless. They were expensive as EF L lenses and they're still expensive as RF lenses.
 

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