Panasonic 20mm f1.7 Price Jump?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Dave Jenkins, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Dave Jenkins

    Dave Jenkins Mu-43 Veteran

    Is it just my imagination, or did the price of the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 lens just jump from about $335 to nearly $500 on amazon.com?
     
  2. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
  3. nicholasswan

    nicholasswan Mu-43 Regular

    33
    Nov 28, 2011
    it went up all over. a month ago the local shop was selling it for 330.00 now its at 399.00
     
  4. brianvickers

    brianvickers Mu-43 Regular

    123
    Jul 1, 2011
    Its well worth it!
    Hasn't all gear gone up in price?
     
  5. Wolf

    Wolf Mu-43 Veteran

    238
    Jan 14, 2012
    heh, i'm happy i still got mine a few weeks back for 300 euro :wink:
     
  6. youry

    youry Mu-43 Regular

    199
    Nov 9, 2010
    Winston Salem, NC
    $339 at Adorama. Same price I paid a month ago
     
  7. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    I paid $349.00 out the door locally in Portland last Wednesday.
     
  8. grantb

    grantb Mu-43 Veteran

    What shop is good for u4/3?
     
  9. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Pro Photo - nw 19th
     
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  10. emirabal

    emirabal Mu-43 Regular

    price did jump

    When i was first looking in November they were going for 200 used on ebay. I was amped about getting the mu43 system with the pancake lens for a good starter kit price. When i went to get it this this month the used price jumped to 300-350 and the new price was minimum 380-500. I attribute it to the rise of thr popularity of the mu43 system which will ultimately bring production up and then costs down.

    I will say this, now having the 1.7 its worth 400 at that pancake convenience. Though i know they used to make a minolta or nikon pancake lens at f1.8 so take that with a grain of salt.
     
  11. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    It's still worth it for the best all around m43 lens, IMO.

    Sent from my iPhone using Mu-43 App
     
  12. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    813
    Jan 9, 2011
    Canada
    If the price keeps rising, the 25 maybe more of a viable option for some as the cost difference is getting smaller.