What will happen to Olympus now??

Started Oct 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
marike6
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Re: What will happen to Olympus now??
In reply to Antony John, Oct 21, 2013

Antony John wrote:

Well let's see. Put together a few numerics trying to emulate one system against the other in terms of a (more or less) complete zoom setup of Oly m4/3 and Nikon FF:

Em-1 + 9-18 + 12-40 F2.8 + 75-300 Cost $3,800 Mass 1.455 Kg

D610 + 14-24 + 7-24-70 + 70-200 Cost $8,290 Mass 4.130 Kg

But using top of the line, pro-grade zooms is not a requirement with Nikon F-mount as there are tons and tons of high quality, inexpensive, and lightweight primes like the 28 f/1.8G, 50 f/1.4G, 50 f/1.8G, 85 f/1.8G, et al. And there are tons of reasonably priced Nikkor zooms (f/4 zooms like the 16-35 f/4, and 24-120 f/4 VR, used f/2.8 zooms 28-70 f/2.8, 80-200 f/2.8 ED, and variable aperture consumer zooms. And F-mount is one of the two most widely supported mount by third party manufacturers like Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Zeiss, et al.

For many different types of photography, landscape and macro for example, where you are shooting off of a tripod 90-95% of the time, camera weight and size is simply not an issue.

I don't think Olympus is going anywhere because they make great gear, but I also think the size and weight issue is way overhyped and exaggerated for many. It's not like a 1 lb. DSLR with a fast prime mounted is heavy for most adult men and women.  And adding large max aperture pro-grade zooms into a comparison with mirrorless systems is a bit misleading considering not every photographer needs such such lenses and not all types of photography require them.

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