Thinking of swapping from MFT to full DSLR - Advice?

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
tgutgu Veteran Member • Posts: 4,072
Re: Some thought (as ex-canon owner) have you try Olympus 45mm f/1.8?

ultimitsu wrote:

007peter wrote:

There is a dramatic difference in Thin DOF/bokeh going with FF.  Unfortuantley, so is the Big Bulky Body and 5d/6d lack build-in flash which add even more bulk

Get D600, it is lighter than APS-C 7D, and it has a flash!

3. Expensive Fast Prime is M43 only weakness

...M43 has a razor-blade marketing strategy - selling camera body for a dime then make it back on the lens.

It is for this exact reason I do not recommend any of my friends to buy into m43 or Pentax system. bodies often look like a good deal but as soon as you want something other than kit lens the prices just go beyond reasonable for what you get.

Don't repeat a false myth. m4/3 glass is not generally more expensive than comparable DSLR glass. It is usually just in the center of the price range you have to pay for equally specified DSLR lenses, but usually has better IQ. With perhaps a little more money invested than the cheapest DSLR lens alternative, you gain a tremendous size and weight advantage and better IQ.

How about the long overdue $249 Olympus 25mm f/1.8 that was long rumored.  Or a cheaper $500 Sigma/Tamron alternative to the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 fast zoom.

M43 would be unstoppable with these cheaper alternatives.  Without them, m43 will likely remain the small enthusiast camera without mass appeal.

Given than image circle is smaller and glass used is smaller, there really is no reason why they are as expensive as they are. a 25mm F1/8 for m43 should be half the diameter and half the length  as 50 F1.8 for FF. Material cost should be roughly 1/8th. Yeah I know the marketing cost and channel cost is the same etc, but surely, one would think  it should at the least be half the price, not twice the price?

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