how REALISTIC is Olympus 25mm f/1.8 for $200-$250 RUMOR

Started Jun 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
junyeu Regular Member • Posts: 227
Re: you get what you pay for

Lights wrote:

Chez Wimpy wrote:

TrapperJohn wrote:

At $250, you'll probably get okay image quality but not superb. A 25 1.8 that works as well as the 45 1.8 would likely be close to it in price, if not the same price.

A 25/1.8 can be done much more cheaply. To put this in perspective, what are the (historical) costs differences between 50/1.8 and 85/1.8 lenses on SLR systems?


Even before the rush to downgrade the 50's build to plastic, their metal forebears were less than 1/2 the cost of glass-heavy aperture-equivalent portrait lenses, so...

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I sort of agree. Especially if the 25 would be included in kits, such as the 17 has (volume). And it's not always true with lenses that you get what you pay for, unless you pay 'a lot' (then you usually do get what you pay for) Am thinking too that a 25mm 1.8 shouldn't be tremendously expensive, say compared to a 1.4, Hope the rumors are true.. The FF 50mm 1.7 or 1.8 was always a solid lens for not much money on film cameras and often included in kits. I've got the plastic 50 for Canon and the build is awful, but the lens isn't "bad" It has certain bokeh issues, but sharp as the dickens...and definitely worth the 79.95 I paid for it. Also have both Minolta Rokkor 50mm 1.7 and the 1.4. The 1.7 was very inexpensive and a darned good lens, although like the 1.4 better. Think a lot depends on whether Oly wants to gouge, where the price will sit.

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Right now oly has primes at 12, 17, 45 and 75. I think the 25mm only makes sense and will be a pancake which will keep the price from being too low. Canon has the 22mm f2 pancake, fuji x100 has a 23mm f2 fixed pancake, both covering apsc with relatively cheap pricing.

C'mon now, just announce it olympus..

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