New 43mm lens is best macro yet!

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: equivalent prices
In reply to Chez Wimpy, Feb 2, 2013

Chez Wimpy wrote:

Trevor Carpenter wrote:

And what price do we think this lens will be if it materialises

I wouldn't put it past them to try $1500 because this is a "85mm f1.2 equivalent lens" (sic)

More realistically, if they want it to sell any at all, they will price it in the $900 range. Goes head to head with the Oly 75/1.8, err "150mm f1.8 equivalent lens." Bargains abound!

The Cosina 42.5 0.95 will probably be $1500 ("85mm f0.95 equivalent lens").

Of course this is academic for me since I still have my dusty old cheap-o 85/1.8 and FF camera. I wonder what that is supposed to be equivalent to?

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Some MFT lenses are getting into silly pricing.

With the price of full frame systems falling it makes a lot of sense to have a second system. It's a one off expense (unless you already have one in which case it's free) and then lenses are cheaper and/or better.

Take the Oly 75/1.8 for example. $900 and without a lens hood? Might as well get the Canon 135 f/2L ($999 with a lens hood). review

Instead of the Voigtlander 42.5/0.95, try a Speed Booster (one off $400 (probably)) with a cheap 50/1.4 for a 72mm  f/1.

A 75mm 1.8 lens is a 75mm 1.8 lens not a 150mm 1.8. Pricing it as such would be about as ridiculous as charging DX users for the additional 'reach' they get because of the crop factor.

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