How much is expensive lens for you??

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Joseph Prawiro
Joseph Prawiro OP Regular Member • Posts: 180
Re: How much is expensive lens for you??

Velu wrote:

Joseph Prawiro wrote:


As i am not active poster on this forum thou I'd Like to ask an interesting rather sensitive questions. I m still rather new in photography coming from Canon powershoot to Entry level DSLR  and now M43 i love my omd and collecting 4 lens so far 12-50, 25 f1.4 , 45 f1.8 and zuiko 40-150 mk2.

What i m asking are

1.How much in an expensive lens??  everybody has their psychological affordability i.e not everybody would buy a 100$ ice cream, or some people think leica is rightly price. the reason i m asking this is i ve been lurking rather much and this week I saw 2 post that quickly goes to 150 replies in matter of days , and those 2 are moving to FF or DSLR thread. some are very heated discussion and m43 lens "expensiveness" are rather a big part. If u are uncomfortable with number , stating which most expensive lens you think rightly price would be more ethical go ahead.

Since i started discussion i guess its only fair if i answer the question my self for me around$500 or  panasonic lens  25 f1.4 are affordable for me

2. What the next new lens for m43 you really want at the right price??

so most cheaper m43prime are okay for me what i really really want is a cheaper quality zoom, my kit zoom are plenty decent but like alot of people i too has GAS and even though i know it wont make my picture better i still want it something like a cheaper 12-35 albeit slower but with sharpness that close to a prime price arnd 500 is that asking too much??

ps: i m not trying to imply m43 lens are expensive i ve heard the argument from both side, and i couldn't care less, since i have no intention to migrate or maintain another system. everybody is diffrent i just like  to know how different 

It's IMPOSSIBLE to determine what's expensive for you !!! Depending your income etc ....

But you can state :

Expensive is everything that doesn't "deliver" ....

A 85L 1.2 lens might cost a lot of money, but when it makes me get the pictures I want to get, it's not "expensive" !

If you feel that your 50mm Plastic Fantastic performs equally then off course, the 50L is expensive

A 200 Euro kit lens might be more "expensive" because I don't like the output/image quality.

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I had the idea because of soo much complaining comparing, this thread is  for fun and throwing  views ideas, anyway your reply is very intersting

well its possible for alot of people, i have a few hobby my self photography being one, and for each hobby i have different threshold of how much i m willing to fork on any equipment or a one time cost. this value pf expensiveness is ever changing and however they do exists on most people on certain subconscious level.

Well what also interesting, by reading most people (who own and post here anyway) answers the primes seem rather affordable i think its either because olympus and panny rightly priced their lens or those people who think m43 lenses are expensive already migrate to other system

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ +5 more
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