What will happen to Olympus now??

Started Oct 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
Martin.au Forum Pro • Posts: 12,857
Re: What will happen to Olympus now??

ultimitsu wrote:

Martin.au wrote:

ultimitsu wrote:

Antony John wrote:

marike6 wrote:

Antony John wrote:

Well let's see. Put together a few numerics trying to emulate one system against the other in terms of a (more or less) complete zoom setup of Oly m4/3 and Nikon FF:

Em-1 + 9-18 + 12-40 F2.8 + 75-300 Cost $3,800 Mass 1.455 Kg

D610 + 14-24 + 7-24-70 + 70-200 Cost $8,290 Mass 4.130 Kg

But using top of the line, pro-grade zooms is not a requirement with Nikon F-mount as there are tons and tons of high quality, inexpensive, and lightweight primes like the 28 f/1.8G, 50 f/1.4G, 50 f/1.8G, 85 f/1.8G, et al. And there are tons of reasonably priced Nikkor zooms (f/4 zooms like the 16-35 f/4, and 24-120 f/4 VR, used f/2.8 zooms 28-70 f/2.8, 80-200 f/2.8 ED, and variable aperture consumer zooms. And F-mount is one of the two most widely supported mount by third party manufacturers like Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Zeiss, et al.

You missed the point. I had said 'zoom setup'. Yes, there are far more permutations possible with different mass/price points.

I am not sure what was your point. The F2.8 set up is completely unnecessary. 18-35G + 28-300 is more than enough to beat that M43 set up. Costing about the same money and weighing only 500g more.

I've never understood this desire

Because you have too much to learn.

for people to spend up big on a camera, but then put rubbish glass in front of it.

Such assertion would be, idiotic. 18-35 is a very very good lens. significantly better than 9-18.

28-300 is not a great lens, but for what it is, it is very good. beats these m43 lenses with ease.

You're about 300mm short.

no it isnt. they are all 300mm. the only difference is the em1 only uses 1/4 of the sensor area of D600. it is a handicap.

300mm on M4/3s is equivalent to 600mm on 35mm. They cover the same angle of view.

Otherwise you'd just use a 40-150 on the M4/3s to get that FOV.

You seem to have managed to do that calculation at the 9/18mm wideangle. Why'd you forget at the tele end?

Try again.

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