$710 for 17mm f/1.8? Crazy overpriced

Started Nov 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Amin Sabet
Amin Sabet Veteran Member • Posts: 6,757
The new stuff is a guess just like the old stuff
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sigala1 wrote:

http://www.43rumors.com/ft5-rumor-upgrade-yes-the-olympus-17mm-is-coming/

550 Euros, $710 USD.

The analysis was based on the lowest Ebay price for the 12mm lens compared to the US Amazon price.  If you look at another recent "premium" Olympus lens, the 75/1.8 was introduced for 949 EUR and 899 USD.

Bottom line: 550 EUR is a rumor, and the USD figure is a guess.

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