$710 for 17mm f/1.8? Crazy overpriced

Started Nov 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
Amin Sabet
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Boom - $499
In reply to Amin Sabet, Nov 15, 2012

That is all

Amin Sabet wrote:

sigala1 wrote:

http://www.43rumors.com/ft5-rumor-upgrade-yes-the-olympus-17mm-is-coming/

550 Euros, $710 USD.

The analysis was based on the lowest Ebay price for the 12mm lens compared to the US Amazon price. If you look at another recent "premium" Olympus lens, the 75/1.8 was introduced for 949 EUR and 899 USD.

Bottom line: 550 EUR is a rumor, and the USD figure is a guess.

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