M43 seems more and more overpriced compared to NEX

Started Aug 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
peevee1
Senior MemberPosts: 5,825Gear list
Like?
Re: M43 seems more and more overpriced compared to NEX
In reply to goshigoo, Aug 29, 2013

goshigoo wrote:

peevee1 wrote:

Dennis wrote:

If you want to extend the argument, then it's fair to point out that NEX has nothing at all to compete with the excellent and fairly priced 45/1.8 and 75/1.8

No, 75/1.8 is NOT fairly priced, you can get plenty 85/1.8 covering twice the image circle at less than half the price. It is in fact one of the most overpriced m43 lenses, along with 12/2 and Pana 12-35 and 35-100 pair, at least at their prices on the US market.

Totally agree on this; any m43 lens that are over 700 USD are definitely overpriced (12,12-35,35-100,7-14,75...)
but there are still many good lenses for us to choose (14,17,20,25,45 f/1.8, 100-300, 9-18, 14-42 II, 45-175, etc.)

There are some very well priced m43, obviously Oly 14-42 II R is priced more than fairly in kits at $50-100, with ability to easily mount specially made WA, Macro and FishEye convertors, and it is decently sharp and decently fast in the middle of the range (unlike Pana 14-42 II which is 1/2 slower except at the extremes). Oly 40-150, on sales all the time at $99-$149, is even underpriced given how good, light, decently sharp and fast and quiet focusing it is. Pana 14-45, 45-200 and 45-150 are also bargains. Actually, Oly 60mm macro is reasonably priced (especially at $400 on sales) for what it is - sharp weather-sealed macro (equiv to 2:1 on FF!), with focus limiter.

Then there are lenses than are only slightly overpriced, and most m43 lenses fall into this category - Pana 14, 20, 25, 45-175, Oly 17/1.8 ($400 on sales is almost OK for metal build and snap focus), 45/1.8 ($350 on sales), 12-50 ($300 in kit, dark but a lot of useful features and super useful range). 75-300 II (now that it falls to $500 on sales), Pana 100-300 at the current $500. I don't mention Oly 17/2.8 because it is junk.

Then there is significantly overpriced stuff, like Oly 14-150 and both Pana 14-140, Pana 7-14, Oly 9-18.

And then there are insanes: Oly 12/2, 75/1.8, Pana 45/2.8 macro, 12-35, 35-100 (way too much even at their grey market "no warranty" prices).

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow