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 Subscribing Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    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
    Bogotá, Colombia
    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. Chris5107

    Chris5107 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    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
    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 Subscribing Member

    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

    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 Subscribing Member

    Nov 19, 2012
    Maryland, US
    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

    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
    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...
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