Are m4/3 cameras too expensive when you…

Started Apr 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Are m4/3 cameras too expensive when you…
In reply to Grobb, Apr 30, 2013

Which fixed lens camera are you talking about that comes in at less price and delivers better resolution?

There really aren't any lenses in existance that can deliver equal resolution in the corners as the center, including many multiple-thousand dollar lenses. Maybe some optical telescopes used by major scientic organizations.

There are numerous, numerous very good lens that are rather inexpensive.

The Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 comes to mind. Very sharp in the center, pretty good performance on the edges, $170 typically on eBay (it is sold with GF5 kits for cheap and then sellers break the kit and resell the camera and lens seperately is why it is so cheap on eBay).

The Olympus 45mm f/1.8 is also a superb lens and you can typically find it for $330-350.

Heck, the Panasonic 14-45mm "kit lens" is also very good and stupid cheap, if not particularly large aperture.

You don't have to buy the 7-14, 12/2, 17/1.8, 25/1.4, 45/1.8, 75/1.8, 70-300, 12-35/2.8 and 35-100/2.8 to get a "decent kit" (all told would probably be around $6,000-7,000).

The Olympus 40-150mm f/4-5.6 is a pretty good lens, if not outstanding and can be typically had for $150-200. The Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 is very good for around $330 if you don't mind the slow autofocus, or the Pansonic 14mm f/2.5, which isn't quite as good, but faster autofocus and quieter for $170 or so. Total cost is around $300 for the Olympus 40-150mm and Panasonic 14mm and you'd have a very nice kit including the kit lens.

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