UK embraces Micro Four Thirds cameras

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by cstevens, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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  2. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

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    Watch those figures get even better during 2010! :smile:
     
  3. Justified_Sinner

    Justified_Sinner Mu-43 Regular

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    Not if you live in the UK and want to buy lots of legacy lenses!
     
  4. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

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  5. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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    lucily I have my eye on 2 or 3 as we speak which I am hoping to get for next to nowt before prices start to go up....just like old flashes went up when "strobist" arrived on the scene
     
  6. hohoho

    hohoho Mu-43 Regular Charter Member

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    Well, there are squillions of old lenses available.

    I'm wondering what this means.

    The sales by volume of such interchangeable-lens film cameras (35mm, let alone the Fuji GX680 and the Mamiya 7) are going to be trivially low. So Panasonic plus Olympus micro 4/3 sales are, by volume, one ninth of that of DSLRs from Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, and Fuji and Sigma (if they still make them) and Cosina (under one or other of its German names) and Leica. This strikes me as surprisingly low, particularly in view of all the hoopla about micro 4/3.

    What is surprising is the imbalance within west Europe, with half of the sales going to one nation. But are sales particularly good within Britain or surprisingly bad in the other ten nations? I'd guess it's the latter.

    Got it: High profit margins on interchangeable-lens cameras (and that's before the customer is urged to buy a "protector" for each lens, etc), but a dismally low 3.2% of sales volume accounted for by micro 4/3.

    If this trend continues, there should be plenty of old lenses around for quite some time. Though Olympus and Panasonic might just give up in continental Europe.

    Or perhaps I'm missing something here. (Sorry, I don't have an MBA.)