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The 300mm is now listed (without price) at BH....

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by D7k1, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  2. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

  3. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Where is the 40 - 150?
     
  4. RKTodd

    RKTodd Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 6, 2012
    Indiana
    I am wondering the same...
     
  5. Zee

    Zee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    You forget - there will also be a $229 hood...

    Z...
     
  6. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I bet the hood will be in the box! With these "pro" lenses Olympus is including the hoods.
     
  7. Zee

    Zee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Ah, didn't know that... I guess that'll cover $229 of the cost, then...

    Z...
     
  8. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    I don't know why I had it in my mind that the 300mm would be f2.8. Now I wonder why they made it f4.
     
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  9. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    Ray, it's going to be more affordable than most folks here would believe, that's why f/4.
     
  10. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Yes, f4 does mean it will be/should be cheaper and I guess people would choke at the thought of an f2.8 being a similar price as a Nikon/Canon 300mm f2.8. At f4, it's going to be around the price of a Nikon/Canon 300mm f4, which is in the order of $1800.
     
  11. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    That's $1,688 USD. The Panasonic 7-14 is $968.00
     
  12. humzai

    humzai Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 17, 2012
    This is freaking amazing! I was hoping to get the 300mm F/4 but had no idea how long the wait would be.
     
  13. wildwildwes

    wildwildwes Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 9, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Ray-
    Perhaps because although its specified as a "300mm", given that it's an M/43 lens, it really equates to the 35mm equivalent of a 600mm lens! Nikon's own 600 / f4 currently sells for just a butt-hair shy of $10k and weighs in at over 11 lbs! :eek:mg:
     
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  14. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Not really. Technically it's still a 300mm focal length lens, it's just that the field of view is equivalent to a 600mm lens. If I were to put a Nikon/Canon 300mm lens with adapter on a m4/3 camera, it would perform in the same way. The real issue is probably with keeping costs down, as a Nikon/Canon f4 lens costs around $1800, but their f2.8 lenses are around $8000.
     
  15. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    I look for the 300mm to have the lowest MSRP of the PRO line, while the 7-14 zoom being the most expensive.
     
  16. MacBook

    MacBook Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 24, 2010
    South Carolina
    The Pentax DA 300mm F/4 (2.35 pounds) is a pro lens retails for just under $1,400 and goes on sale maybe twice a year for around $1,100. It is weather and dust resistant, and like the Olympus system relies on IBIS.

    The Canon equivalent L 300/4 lens sells for $1,449 right now on B&H and weighs in at 2.62 pounds. The Nikon 300/4 is $1,169 and 3.17 pounds. I only mention these because of the speculation about price points for the new Olympus and also wondering what the weight will be.
     
  17. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Remember, when I mention prices, it's in Australian dollars. ;)
     
  18. MacBook

    MacBook Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 24, 2010
    South Carolina
    Got it!

    The current exchange rate that I found at xe.com would make $1,800 AUD = $1,691 USD. I think the original estimate cited was from a rumors page that had it at $1,899 CAD, which would be $1,742 USD. Of course, different camera brands seem to sell for sometimes very different prices in different global sites.