- Aug 9, 2017
- Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
The issue of price and value is, of course, forefront with long telephotos in the market as it shrinks. Nikon’s very popular 400 and 500s, and now Canon’s RF long glass are all trying to work overall costs down.I don't disagree. But compared to the 150-600 I suggested it is not really any smaller. So I just wasn't sure where the reference to needing a minibus came from.
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I'm sure the Olympus will be higher grade and better built, and probably a bit sharper. But I pitched this as a cheap alternative. It's a $1200 lens and you could mount it on a $1000 Canon APS-C DSLR for 960mm reach.
So with this 150-400/4.5, will this be the last self-immolating, gasp-inducing, mocked Olympus zig while other brands zag?
The real issue with this glass and it’s release timing coincidental with the NewCo/JIP takeover, is will they price it just above true manufacture, distribution, and support cost, foregoing R&D payback, or will they roll it all up?