Pana 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 appears to have a metal mount

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Impulses
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Re: Pana 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 appears to have a metal mount
In reply to Fredrik Glckner, 11 months ago

It's an endemic marketing issue, smartphones face exactly the same issue.

Metal is instantly perceived as better built or premium. I would add that there's plastic and then there's plastic, meaning that it can be made considerably less chintzy (Samsung Galaxy glossy plastic vs an HTC One X or Moto X).

The body on this tiny lens is still plastic anyway, I don't know how much does a metal mount help sell the GM1 but I guess they're probably looking forward to how they'll sell and market the lens separately.

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