I have been wondering about this for awhile but decided to ask and see if any body knows. Why are the normal lenses for the m4/3 system so expensive? Usually a normal prime that isn't extremely fast is priced just a little bit higher than a kit zoom but not the case with m4/3. The Nikon and Canon DSLR systems have affordable primes for both FF and APS sizes. The Nikon 1 has a normal prime that is cheaper than the kit zoom and the Pentax Q gives a normal prime with the body. The Sony NEX normal prime is higher too but not quite as high as the Pany 25mm. Anybody know why?