Let's be clear, the ONLY thing about E-M1 that matters is...

Started Aug 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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peevee1 OP Senior Member • Posts: 6,247
Re: You obviously aren't aware of....

Baba Ganoush wrote:

Pete Berry wrote:

...the extraordinary Oly 4/3 lenses this opens up to be used with a state-of-the-art m4/3 sensor.

Who else has fixed f/2.0 zooms covering 28-70, and 70-100mm, that are of unparalled quality?

Well, Nikon doesn't have f/2.0 equivalents of those lenses but it does offer its own f/2.8 pro equivalents that are of superb quality. And both the weights and prices of the equivalent lenses are comparable. The Oly 35-100mm weighs 1650 g and costs US $2500; the Nikon 70-200mm weighs a little bit less at 1540 g and also costs a tiny bit less, US $2400. The Oly 14-35mm weighs 900 g and costs US $2300, while the Nikon 24-70mm weighs the same (900g) and costs significantly less, US$1900. Of course, when you start carrying around behemoth lenses of that weight, you are now in DSLR territory and have sacrificed the basic MFT goals of SMALL and LIGHT.

In most situations, 4/3 lenses have 1 stop over APS-C lenses at equivalent focal lengths, while current m32 sensor loses only about 1/2 stop compared to Nikon and Pentax and NOTHING compared to Canon or Sony DSLT. That is why on the whole it might win from 1/2 to 1 stop.

Compared to FF, sensor loses 1.5-2 stops, lenses win 1-2 stops, but sometimes at half the price.

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