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Tired of the high price of m4/3rd lenses?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by RichA, May 22, 2012.

  1. RichA

    RichA Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 28, 2012
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  2. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Just added to cart, then hovered my index finger over the mouse.

    Thanks for the morning rush. :smile:
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  3. chicks

    chicks Mu-43 All-Pro

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  4. EP1-GF1

    EP1-GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 12, 2011
    Anybody else notice that the B&H stock number is # FUHK31X14F ?
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  5. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    Don't like it, my kit lens has bigger range than this lens. :rolleyes: 
  6. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Still more coffee out of the nose, lol.
  7. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    LOL!! Yes, nice stock number!!

    As for the price, you can always use the "bill me later" option. :) 
  8. G1 User

    G1 User Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 20, 2010
    WOW... 100K ???

    The item # is funny.... also.
    BTW, Fuji Neopan 400 36x is: FUN40036
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  9. LovinTheEP2

    LovinTheEP2 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    The cost of m43s lens in my opinion is actually quiet reasonable! Even the kit lens performs very well. The 20mm/1.7 is amazing and an absolute bargain. The 14mm is also a great bargain and the 100-300'ish zooms are dirt cheap and very well priced.

    The new lens are on higher end but so is their performance and by all accounts, on par with Canon's L-series as far as IQ perforance and aperature size and yet easily 1/2 the cost..

    I beg to differ that Canon and Nikons lens at the same level of IQ and speed are cheaper... Plus, don't forget the user base for those Canon and Nikons is HUGE so they will as a result sell more bringing down their cost where as m43s is a new format and only the past 2 years has the sensor quality been good enough for dSLR people to start migrating over so the user base even though its growing fast the past 12 months.. is still very small compared to their FF and APS counterparts.

    No need to start discussing crop factor and equivalency regarding DOF etc... that is solely a sensor issue and not lens design issue - if you need about razor thin DOF then you shouldn't be investing in a m43s. . F1.4 is still a F1.4.. irregardless of crop factor. We now have manual 0.95, AF 1.4, 1.7, 2.0 and 2.8`s.... good days and almost all of them sub $1,000 ... once we have a 200mm-400mm F2.8-4.0 we`ll have nice full complement of lens covering every price point and quality.
  10. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    "Lease for as low as $3,383/month"

    $3,338 a month you say?
  11. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Did you click on the link?
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  12. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Well, stock number me sideways!
  13. RichA

    RichA Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 28, 2012
    Awww. I just found out it probably won't cover the 4/3rds sensor size...
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  14. Redridge

    Redridge Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 17, 2012
    Anyone know why you need to get a mortgage for this lense?
  15. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    I think M43 lens prices are reasonable now. There are lots of good deals that pop up. The $199 45-200 OIS beats all the DSLR equivalent lenses and is built better.
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