Mirrorless- Continuing to Under Perform

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Mike CH
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Re: Why should MFT lenses be cheaper than FF lenses? Smaller, yes...
In reply to EinsteinsGhost, Apr 12, 2013

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Biggs23 wrote:

Which is well and good but the Olympus 300mm f/2.8 is $7k! Hardly seems viable if the argument is 'hell of a lot less expensive'.

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Any opinions I express are my own and do not represent DPReview.

But, it is a 600mm equivalent lens on MFT, with a f/2.8 aperture for speed.

At two thirds the price of the Canon 500/4 - not bad at all.

One sixth more expensive than the Canon 300/2.8.

So building the same FL/aperture lens in MFT is actually more expensive (might also be due to the scale of economies), but then the crop factor kicks in and gives you something which looks very attractive, numbers wise at least.

Regards, Mike

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