Nice to finally see positive review of Oly 17mm 1.8 :)

Started Jan 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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sigala1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,730
metal isn't that expensive

glokenpop wrote:

sigala1 wrote:

glokenpop wrote:

OK $500 dollars is $500 dollars and that is a lot of money. But lens are expensive what are people expecting?

The 14-42mm IIR lens is only an extra $50 with the camera. That is sort of a base for expectations, isn't it?

The 17mm f/1.8 is about the same size, same number of elements, same number of aspheric elements, why does it cost ten times as much?

It's a consumer lens the whole point of it is it's cheap.

Because way more than ten times as many people will buy the 14-42mm.

Molding something out of cheap plastic is ten times easier than crafting something out of metal.The build quality of the 14-42 is really just adequate, the back cover things are rubbish.

The shelves of Walmart are full of metal doodads that only cost a few cents to a few dollars.

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