Are m4/3 cameras too expensive when you…

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

tron555 wrote:

… Consider how many expensive lenses are absolutely needed, just to cover your basic needs?

I agree with you. The prices for m4/3 lenses are equal or greater than equivalent Canon and Nikon SLR AF lenses, which I think is surprising given the flange distance, smaller size, etc.

I look at m4/3 as filling a market niche no other format does: putting those old film lenses to use  while keeping infinity focus and not breaking the budget. I don't feel so bad now if my AE-1 Program is getting dusty. The old Nikkor and Canon FD lenses are usually around $100 or less, so that can be an option for you.

Maybe at some point I'll get a Panasonic lens for my GX1, but when I see reviews that say the 25mm 1.4 has over 1.2% of distortion and the camera is fixing it in the jpegs, I'm dubious about what I'm getting for my $500.

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