V1/V2 vs OM-D E-M10 (take 2)

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dougjgreen1
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Not to mention all those great fast M4/3 prime lenses
In reply to Photo Pete, 6 months ago

Nikon 1 has 3 primes, which can be described as:

1) an inexpensive 10mm f2.8 pancake wide angle - basically comparable to the Panasonic 14mm f2.5

2) The 18.5mm f1.8  - a good, fast normal lens - comparable to the  Olympus 25mm f1.8

3) The 32mm f1.2  - very fast portrait length lens, - comparable to the Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2

Now, all of these Nikon 1 lenses cost at least 1/3 less than the Micro 4/3 alternatives, which is nice, but there are many other fast prime lens choices for Micro 4/3 as well:

12mm f2,  15mm f1.7,  17mm f1.8,  20mm f1.7,  25mm f1.4,  45mm f1.8,  75mm f1.8

as well as several slower but more economical lens choices as well:

Sigma's 19mm, 30mm, and 60mm f2.8 lenses,   as well as Olympus 17mm f2.8 pancake, and the twomuch cheaper Olympus Body cap lenses, 9mm f8 and 15mm f8.

In addition, Micro 4/3 has not only economical kit level zoom lenses, but also constant aperture pro caliber zoom lenses  from both Panasonic and Olympus, in both the wide to short tele range, as well as in the ultra-wide range, and the moderate tele range.

The ONLY Nikon 1 lens that is not matched or exceeded in Micro 4/3 is the new 70-300mm.

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