Farewell, Olympus :(

Started Mar 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
dave gaines
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No such Canikon body for mixed Canon/Nikon lenses
In reply to jim stirling, Mar 3, 2013

jim stirling wrote: ...

Now the FF lenses above would give at worst the same AOV ,DOF and total light as the Olympus gear as regards prices , even allowing for using America { the cheapest Olympus market I am aware of} . The problem is that no one FF company makes as many slow lenses but basing a system on FF options that are available. The prices would be as follows

Olympus FF equiv { AOV,DOF and total light}

  • Olympus 7-14 f/4 $1799* Nikon 14-24 F2.8 $1996
  • Olympus 14-35 f/2.0 $2299* CANON 24-70 F4 $1500
  • Olympus 35-100 f/2.0 $2499* NIKON 70-200 f4 $1396
  • Oly 50-200 f/2.8-3.5 $1299 CANON 100-400F4.5-5.6 $1500
  • Olympus 150 f/2.0 $2499* Nikon 300mm F4 $1380
  • Olympus 300 f/2.8 $6999* 300mm f2.8 + 2XTC $6000
  • Olympus 90-250 f/2.8 $5999 Sigma 150-500mm F/4-6.3 $1500
  • Olympus total = 23,393 FF total= 15,272

I could save a lot of money by using the Sigma 300mm F2.8 at a third the price of ... The issue as always is that you seem happy to double the focal length due to the 2 x crop factor yet do not seem to take the effect on aperture size into account. ...

Hi Jim,

I get what you're saying and agree with some of it.

You're right, neither Canon nor Nikon makes all of these slow lenses that you're comparing to Olympus SHG lenses. You need a Canon and a Nikon body to use all of these lenses. And you've picked the cheapest lens from either Canon or Nikon to compare, like the 300 mm f/2.8 + 2xTC. Try comparing one camera body and one set of lenses that go with that camera. And your comparison is based on the equivalency argument.

You still haven't included the price of the camera body. That's an advantage the E-5 has over all of these cameras. If you want to compare the advantage of a FF sensor compare the price too.

Total light is meaningless. Total light per unit area is what matters. Otherwise an f/2 on FF would give 4 times the shutter speed as it would on 4/3, which it does not. And again, I want more DOF, not less. We are both comparing the same angles of view or equivalent focal lengths.

Try comparing the cost of an Olympus 150 mm f/2 to the Nikon 300 mm f/2.8, or the Olympus 150 mm f/2 with the EC-20 teleconverter to a Canon or Nikon 600 mm f/4. And I'd rather carry the lighter, smaller Olympus option.

You're right again, saying Sigma is no match for Olympus SHG or Canikon's best lenses. There is no comparing the Sigma Bigma on a Canikon to the Olympus 90-250 f/2.8. And you can use some of the Sigma lenses on Olympus too. The Sigma 135-400 or the 50-500 are possible options for 4/3.

You need and want the fastest Canikon f/2.8 lenses on any full frame camera. Don't bother comparing slow, small aperture lenses.

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