New Olympus 75mm F1.8

Started Jan 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
irvin Regular Member • Posts: 282
Re: New Olympus 75mm F1.8

inasir1971 wrote:

It looks like a great lens - images are terrific and the reviews are great but am I alone in thinking $900 for a 75/1.8 + $70 lens hood is a bit expensive?

No, you're not alone. Most good Micro Four Thirds lenses have reached "full frame" prices!

Disclaimer: the following observation is not directed at the original poster; it's meant to support my point that these lenses are quite overpriced.

If you look at the picture of the young lady with the stroller behind her, you can see that the 2.8 aperture does not render a very good bokeh (look at the stroller). I know it is "the nature of the 4/3 beast": we get 5.6 effective bokeh from our 2.8 lenses, 2.8 from our 1.4, etc. That's a compromise we have to live with in exchange for all the other benefits of the new system.

However, I'd hope lens and camera manufacturers also "compromise" a bit! Just look at the rather hefty price tag on the new GH3....

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