Am I the only one who thinks the olympus 75mm price is outrageous?

Started May 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
helimech
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Olympus ignored the success of the 45....
In reply to thinwallet, May 26, 2012

This lenses is barely smaller than its full frame counterparts, and will not be "substantially" better IQ wise either, at least not to the degree they have priced it.

I think Olympus ignored the success of the 45mm. It wasn't/isn't popular due to it IQ alone, it is popular for its bang to buck ratio. This lens misses the boat on that one IMO. I say make it in plastic (never once had any problems with modern plastic lenses) offer it in black or silver, and with a plastic bayonet mount hood for $600, which to me is a logical step up from the 45mm.

The current price "might" be more justified if it were weather sealed and came with the hood. The no hood thing is asinine on a $900 lens.

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