Mirrorless- Continuing to Under Perform

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Mike CH Veteran Member • Posts: 5,975
Why should MFT lenses be cheaper than FF lenses? Smaller, yes...
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ultimitsu wrote:

Problem with mirrorless is not a simple one.

For m43 and Nikon 1, at the least from where I am sitting, the problem is the price. One would think that savings from the mirror assembly would be reflected on the price. Lenses (m43) that are 1/2 in diameter and 1/8 in volume compared to 135 format should be in theory be significantly cheaper.

I don't think one should think so. The driving cost factor of a lens is more likely to be precision engineering and manufacturing and not so much the weight. Would a good MFT lens require less precision than a good FF lens? It might even require more, since it is smaller and the tolerances might therefor be smaller...

Regards, Mike

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