Are m4/3 cameras too expensive when you…

Started Apr 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
tedolf Forum Pro • Posts: 24,975
Most lenses cost less than $75.00…

tron555 wrote:

… Consider how many expensive lenses are absolutely needed, just to cover your basic needs?

I have been considering the purchase of an Olympus E-PL5, then; I came across this thread with a post like this:
It seems like very advance photographers (unlike myself) are spending thousands of dollars on very expensive lenses. After acquiring them, they are noticing these lenses are only sharp at certain apertures and focal lengths. It seems like getting sharp images from corner to corner throughout the focal range is basically impossible on any m4/3 lens! I understand that is also true of any other type of interchangeable lens, but it seems even more so with m4/3 lenses. It has made me start to reconsider (or at least put on hold) my purchase of the E-PL5. Coming from fixed lens cameras in the past, I have never experienced these kinds of issues, costs and probably aggravations when not getting sharp images. I have two very important questions to ask, and I hope someone here can answer them for me. If I do purchase the Olympus E-PL5, are there two additional (reasonably priced) lenses I can purchase (1 short/1 long) besides the kit lens that will give me from approximately 17mm to 140/150mm for less than $1000 total cost for the system?

see here:

Manual focus but perfectly usable.

Also, there are about a half dozen very nice u 4/3 AF lenes that cost from $99.00 to about $300.00  (40-150mm, 14-45mm, 17mm, 14mm, 19mm, 30mm, 20mm, etc. ).


 tedolf's gear list:tedolf's gear list
Olympus PEN E-P5 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R Samyang 7.5mm F3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT +8 more
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