Thinking of swapping from MFT to full DSLR - Advice?

Started Mar 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
tgutgu Veteran Member • Posts: 4,033
Re: Timing and patience

Mahmoud Mousef wrote:

Art_P wrote:

14mm goes for between $150 and $180 new (removed from kit) You'll pay more if you want the box though

OK, but this isn't very practical for most people when shopping for a lens; to buy a kit or buy from someone who has removed it from a kit and get it cheaply. The OP is right in that some lenses are very expensive.

Olympus recently had the latest 40-150mm R on sale for $99  They've also been offering $150 rebate per lens (if bought w OM-D)

But Olympus probably don't sell to international customers from their webshop, right? (OP is from the UK and I'm from Australia).

Different lenses regularly go on sale, and sometimes a kit is so heavily discounted you can sell the body and the lens is nearly free. (or vise versa)

OK, good for bargain hunters who don't mind reselling stuff, but it's just not that practical for most people.

Of course this generally precludes walking into a camera store and picking up a lens on a whim if you want the best price.

Exactly. I think a more fair way to judge prices is to show the differences between 2 systems at normal prices available as we speak though; it's misleading to list 'deals' as normal prices in order to win some internet argument about cheapness of lenses. After all, 'sale' prices can apply to Canon too.

Even then, m4/3 is not generally more expensive than DSLR lenses (APS-C or FF).

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