Wow, Oly wipes the floor with Panasonic!

Started Jun 30, 2011 | Discussions thread
mpetersson Regular Member • Posts: 362
Re: Wow, Oly wipes the floor with Panasonic!

rkeller wrote:

Niche lenses? Say what!? EVERYBODY has been screaming for a fast portrait prime for a long time.

Sure, every camera crazy enthusiast on this forum has been screaming for it. But for the masses of P&S upgraders or casual shooters that Oly and Panasonic need for volume these lenses are definitely niche glass and nothing they would pay for. Like dpreview wrote in their preview of the EP-3, many users will just keep their zoom lenses on the camera for the duration. And if they buy something more it will probably be a telezoom.

Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that they release more quality primes. That is what I want, and most people on this forum want. But for the market as a whole it's probably not the most important factor.

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