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What's your total investment in M4/3 to date

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by BillN, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Just interested

    Mine is:

    G1 plus 14 45 plus memory card = £430
    Two adapter = £100
    Leica M to screw = £40 - secondhand
    wide angle lens - coming this week = £300 to £400

    So I am getting near the magic "grand" figure - which must be on the low side looking at what some of you guys have got

    (I have all the legacy stuff I need - for the present time), but I could do with another couple of adapters
    Pentax, (both) to M4/3
    FD to M4/3

    and maybe an Alpa Kinoptik 100mm f2.0 apo , (US$ 3,000 to 4,000 secondhand) - after seeing the images in the adapted lens thread and in the Gallery
  2. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    G1 Body $315
    45-200 275
    20/1.7 400 (birthday gift)
    G1/14-45 kit 650 ( for girlfriend)
    Legacy Glass
    600/8 mirror 89
    300/2.8 725
    200/2.8 229
    135/2.5 62
    100/2.8 89
    85/18 120
    55/1.2 113
    50/3.5 mac 49
    50/1.4 48
    45/2 pancake 70
    12.5 Cosmicar 75
    8/3.5 fish 250

    plus batteries, bags, cards, adapters, etc....
    looks like 4K easily...... :eek: 
  3. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Do I have to add it up?
  4. hohoho

    hohoho Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    G1 plus two zooms: points with the retailer's loyalty card plus 4,000 yen or so

    foamy case: 1000 yen or so

    "Nikon F5" strap (used) for that super professional look: 1000 yen

    Cosmicar 12.5/1.4: $40 including airmail

    C-mount adapter: $35 including airmail (hasn't arrived yet)

    Konica AR adapter: $60 including airmail

    Hexanon 40/1.8: a free present from my younger self

    Total about $190 USD. (Was I ripped off?)
  5. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    I "yen" for those prices
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  6. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    hohoho, will you please consider our feelings?:wink:
  7. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    My soul...
  8. hohoho

    hohoho Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    What, you mean go over the "Nikon F5" on my strap with a black indelible marker?

    For just 400 yen, I got a like-new "Minolta" strap today, with the logo in which the "O" of "MINOLTA" looks like a hamburger. Pimp my Leica! (If only I had a Leica. I don't.)

    I used to like the camera (etc) store "Camera no Doi" (of the same group that brought out the Plaubel Makina) but since it went bust I've done most of my shopping at Yodobashi. My wife needs an A3 color laser printer for business? Fine, fine, I'll buy it at Yodobashi -- and the points go on my card. I only wish my employer would let me do the same thing.
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  9. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Are you buying these in Tokyo? If so, I think it's time for me to get in touch with my friends in Tokyo and see if they can give me a hand.:biggrin:
  10. texascbx

    texascbx Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 30, 2009
    I have about 900 bucks in my G1 with the kit lens and 45-200.
  11. Yves D.

    Yves D. Guest

    Here we go in canadian dollars:

    Gf1 with 20 1,7mm: $999,00 +txs
    Sandisk sd extreme 8g: $119,00 +txs
    Panasonic Flash FL 360: $369,00+txs
    Pana. 14-140mm: $1029,00 +txs
    Pana. Evf: $189,00 +txs

    Considering that the 20 1,7 sell for $500,00 alone, by buying a kit, my Gf1 cost me $500,00.

    But i sold some serious Nikon stuff to finance this. :biggrin:

  12. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 16, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    $526.00 including shipping for an "as new" condition E-P1 and 14-42mm from a private seller on eBay. Approximately $60.00 for a Tamrac case and B&W MRC UV filter for the lens from B&H Photo. $34.00 for two 8GB Sandisk Ultra II cards from Costco.

    I am trying very hard not to get into the "system" mentality with m4/3rds and just continue to carry the camera with just one lens. The siren call of the Panasonic 20mm is getting harder to ignore though. . .


  13. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    GF1/20mm Kit: $690 (thanks to the panasonic EPP purchase program through my work)
    m4/3-K adapter: $36 (or priceless, whichever you prefer)
    Everything else: Don't want to think about.
  14. hohoho

    hohoho Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    When I give yen prices, the stuff is bought in Tokyo. The adapters are from Fleabay. The Cosmicar lens was from right here (cheaper than Fleabay!); incidentally, it arrived with a filter screwed in so tight that I can't remove it.
  15. steve

    steve Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 18, 2010
    Havertown, PA
    Alright, I'm in.

    GF1 with 20mm 1.7: $853.00 (Amazon Warehouse)
    Panasonic 14-45 lens: $285.00 (ebay)
    Pentax-A 50mm 1.7: $8.00 (pawn shop)
    PK Adapter: $36.00 (ebay)

    Considering I have well over $7000.00 invested in my DSLR system, I think I'm doing pretty well with mu4/3.
  16. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    steve - you're back buddy - i think that Mr Super Mod is waiting for your images
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  17. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    I love stealing from pawn shops too! I got my 40mm f2.8 Pentax M pancake, with an MX body for $25 from the local shop. Funny thing was he pulled out this huge bag full of junk lenses thinking they were great (some no name old film body, couple of 2x and 3x TCs and a 500mm 6.3 or something like that. I just nodded and said I wasn't interested, just this one please, haha.
  18. hohoho

    hohoho Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 24, 2010
    PS if anyone is after the Hexanon 40/1.8, I notice that collectiblecameras.com/ has a couple attached to bodies, for palatable prices.
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  19. steve

    steve Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 18, 2010
    Havertown, PA
    Thanks for the heads up. I'll work on that today.

  20. sinophilia

    sinophilia Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 22, 2010
    Verona, Italy
    GF1 + 14-45mm = 680 euro (eBay UK)
    20mm + 45-200mm = 620 euro (UK)
    OM adapter = 27 euro (eBay US)
    8GB SD card = 16 euro

    That's 1343 euro so far... future purchases will be a spare battery, a reversing ring and a good light tripod, will look for that at the end of the month when I'll be in NYC!
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