MFT shipments down

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
G1Houston
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Re: Or, maybe this is why!
In reply to Grobb, May 3, 2013

tron555 wrote:

Its because people thinking about getting a m4/3 camera and come across a post like this: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51378681 That entire thread is all about people trying to figure out which apertures and focal lengths each of their very expensive lenses take sharp images?!?! It seems like you can’t get a good current m4/3 camera, buy 2 good lenses (short/long) and get sharp images from corner to corner. It seems from reading that entire thread that you need at least 4-5 expensive lenses to cover all your needs. Is it possible some people are coming to the conclusion that sure, you can spend $4-600 on a very good m4/3 camera, BUT you need to spend at least another $1-1,500 (or more) on an entire arsenal of specialized lenses?

It is very expensive for any camera systems to have lenses that are sharp edge to edge wide open, and it gets worst and very expensive as the lens gets bigger to cover a bigger sensor.

m4.3 has many good if not outstanding small and relatively inexpensive lenses, if you shop carefully.  Panasonic 20/1.7 and Olympus 45/1.8 are two very good examples.  For a 10x ultra zoom, the Panasonic 14-140 is one of the best for any camera system, and for ultra wide zoom, the 9-18 from Olympus is pretty good too, considering its size.  However if you do not value the size of the gear, the mirroless systems, whether from m/43 or others, are more expensive to own.  The way I look at it is how much one needs to spend to get a few "walk around" lenses.  For FF owners, a 50/1.8 lens can be have for <$200, for APS-C, a 35/1.8 lens is around $200-250.  For m4/3, it is $350 for the 20/1.7.  The lens price can be lower if you factor in Sigma's offer, however, as its 19/2.8 hits the magic number of $200.

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