Thinking of swapping from MFT to full DSLR - Advice?

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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In reply to ultimitsu, Mar 29, 2013

ultimitsu wrote:

007peter wrote:

There is a dramatic difference in Thin DOF/bokeh going with FF.  Unfortuantley, so is the Big Bulky Body and 5d/6d lack build-in flash which add even more bulk

Get D600, it is lighter than APS-C 7D, and it has a flash!

3. Expensive Fast Prime is M43 only weakness

...M43 has a razor-blade marketing strategy - selling camera body for a dime then make it back on the lens.

It is for this exact reason I do not recommend any of my friends to buy into m43 or Pentax system. bodies often look like a good deal but as soon as you want something other than kit lens the prices just go beyond reasonable for what you get.

How about the long overdue $249 Olympus 25mm f/1.8 that was long rumored.  Or a cheaper $500 Sigma/Tamron alternative to the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 fast zoom.

M43 would be unstoppable with these cheaper alternatives.  Without them, m43 will likely remain the small enthusiast camera without mass appeal.

Given than image circle is smaller and glass used is smaller, there really is no reason why they are as expensive as they are. a 25mm F1/8 for m43 should be half the diameter and half the length  as 50 F1.8 for FF. Material cost should be roughly 1/8th. Yeah I know the marketing cost and channel cost is the same etc, but surely, one would think  it should at the least be half the price, not twice the price?

You are paying for R&D costs and smaller economies of scale. Canon and Nikon have been churning bodies and lenses out for a much longer time now and have a huge customer base backed by powerful marketing strategies, that's the reality of it all.

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