Mirrorless- Continuing to Under Perform

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Re: Why should MFT lenses be cheaper than FF lenses? Smaller, yes...
In reply to Mike CH, Apr 12, 2013

Mike CH wrote:

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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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.

Ultimately, the cost, size and weight savings are primarily from needing smaller focal lengths to match the field of view.

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