Food for thought - FF vs M4/3's cost

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Food for thought - FF vs M4/3's cost

tt321 wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

Vlad S wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

Anybody else getting tempted? (I'm not really interested if you think it's big and heavy and you've "been there done that",I get the point, I'm more interested if you are tempted over to the dark side by these kind of prices and value.)

I think it's quite unfair if you handicap one side by taking away all of its advantages, or at least it's raison d'être. If a user were not interested in the size and weight savings, then there's no reason to switch from APS-C either, and that format can be had even cheaper.

I'm not handicapping anything lol, I've acknowledged the difference, I'm more interested in those thinking of going the other way. I totally accept that m4/3's wins the size argument, it would be hard to argue otherwise.

But you are comparing the cheapest FF solution to the most expensive (almost) M43 one.

Opting for the PL5 will lower the M43 price quite a bit, but there is nothing you could do to further reduce the FF price yet, although hopefully this will change.

What he is saying, though, is that the cheapest FF does compared with the second most expensive m43.

To bring the E-PL5 into the equations, you have to add the VF2, then subtract that idiocy of not being able to shoot flash with the VF2 n place …

The other thing, though, is that we are looking at a new system versus in m443 an old one which has had many years for e.g. lenses to accumulate and for them to be reduced almost to commodity status.

In m43, we are paying something of a premium for R&D, risk, etc.

I'll happily pay that for the huge benefits I get through having a little and light camera and lenses that do the job of helping me produce excellent images my clients love.

Cheers, geoff

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