MFT shipments down

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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In reply to Grobb, May 7, 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? That is the only thing stopping me from purchasing my first m4/3 (E-PL5) right now. Is it not possible to just have a short/long range reasonably prices lenses and get reasonably sharp images from corner to corner across the focal range? If no, this makes purchasing a m4/3 camera system a very costly and complicated process. Especially from people coming from fixed lens camera's that do not have to contend with those kind of issues or expenses and possibly frustrations.

The line of reasoning promoted in the text above is not at all typical of how users are making decisions about what camera, which lenses, or what system to buy into. You are way over thinking the process (and speculating without supporting data) and then drawing unfounded conclusions about purchasing decisions.

The idea that you can't get reasonably sharp images from any particular M43 lens (with the exception of the 15mm Oly) is baseless. Even the lowly regarded Oly 17mm and 14-42 kit lenses are capable of printing up to 13"x19" with acceptable results.

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