Are m4/3 cameras too expensive when you…

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You keep saying
In reply to marike6, May 1, 2013

that m43 lenses cost less to manufacture... as if you have first had knowledge of the actual cost.  So tell us, what does it cost to make a 45m 1.8?  What % is materials? What % is labor? What % goes to cover the assembly facility? What % goes to cover R&D? And what % to packaging and shipping?

I'm not expecting an answer, I don't think you have a clue.  I don't know either, but I wouldn't be surprised if actual materials are only a small part of the cost.  Assembly likely costs MORE per unit because of lower volume.  R&D costs figure more in a 2 y/o low volume lens than a 10 y/o high volume design.  And yes, there's likely more of a markup to make up for that lower volume.

Sure they could charge much less, and as a result sell more pieces... and lose money on each unit.

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