Will there be a flood of Silver Oly 45s on Buy & Sell?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by BigMike, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. BigMike

    BigMike Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    Just wondering whether there will be a flood of silver Oly 45s on Buy & Sell due to people moving over to the black version?

    Will this translate in the value of a used silver Oly 45 falling? Good time to buy?
  2. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
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    I like my silver one! Goes with my silver OM-D.
  3. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Call us back in a month or two. :wink:
  4. Mercurio

    Mercurio Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 17, 2012
    Bogot√°, Colombia
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    I have a silver 45 and I am not going to do anything about it: image quality, that is what matters, still the same.
  5. BigMike

    BigMike Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    I have no preference, but I won't say no to a cheap silver version for those who think the black is sexier...
  6. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2011
    Ellicott City, MD
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    I kind of like the look of the silver lens on the black body. I will only sell mine if I find something optically better.
  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Mine goes with my silver E-PL5 :smile:
  8. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
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    Doug Green
    Is that where they get the saying: "once you go black, you never go back"?
  9. BigMike

    BigMike Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    I think you may be on the money there!
  10. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I would love the black but don't wanna sell mine for discounted price and lose 150 dollars. Just for the colour ..
  11. beanedsprout

    beanedsprout Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 13, 2013
    north central Ohio
    I'm gonna go with yes. Also I bet there will be a large influx of used 45's when the 42.5 gets released.
  12. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
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    I'm on the fence about doing that myself... although I'm sure I'll either jump to it, or be knocked off the fence depending on the cost of the 42.5.

    There was a quite of a bit of unhappiness with the silver oly options in general (not from me- everything looks good on the Silver E-M5 :wink:), some I could kind of understand, others I did not. Although I'm glad they are making the lenses in both now. Sucks if you want a 12mm though :wink:
  13. RichardB

    RichardB Snapshooter

    Nov 19, 2012
    Maryland, US
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    I think the price will go down, not too far, but I hope to buy a silver 45mm for $250.
  14. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 10, 2013
    Lens change for color will occur among the shallow and obsessive compulsive.
  15. Hagane

    Hagane Mu-43 Regular

    May 31, 2013
    Limburg, Netherlands
    Yes indeed and I'm a member of the latter group....

    A new 45 costs around 230,- Euro here in NL and used ones go for around 200,- on German Ebay (I live close to the border....)

    So, black it is :biggrin:
  16. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 20, 2012
    Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
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    Why not? I'll take it off your hands, for the right price (cheap). :wink:
  17. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    In more than one way! :biggrin:
  18. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Colour is irrelevant

    For me it is not about looks, it is about performance so I will stick with my silver 45 & 75.
  19. Wizard Steve

    Wizard Steve Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 10, 2013
    Provence, France
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    David Ricketts
    If there are, there'll be lots of buyers too as it's a good, inexpensive lens. Can't see prices softening.
  20. hrsy1234

    hrsy1234 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 29, 2013
    East London
    I'm going to spend £10 on permanent markers, try to make my silver one black, fail, and then sell it on for even more of a discount because I've drawn all over it.

    orrrrrrrr maybe I'll just keep it...