What will happen to Olympus now??

Started Oct 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
ultimitsu Veteran Member • Posts: 6,650
Re: What will happen to Olympus now??

Antony John 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 + 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.

It's obvious you don't understand the point that I'm talking about. Try reading the whole entry rather than picking on one paragraph and responding.

As I said I'm comparing apples with apples - similar lenses as a kit with the relevant models.

But, what you were comparing are not similar lenses at all. you are comparing lenses that let in 4 times more light, pro build quality, non-extending barrel, weather seal, Super fast SWM, multiple UD element and nanon coating against rather mediocre lens even by m43 standard.

Even 18-35 + 28-300 is overkill against the m43 lenses you suggested. So you are right, I could not see what point you were actually making, although I understood the point you think you were making.

I'm not a fan boy who has to use one or other marques exclusively - they're simply tools and one chose the right tool for the job.

That is all fine. But this is a discussion, an analysis of strength and weakness of each system. You assessment was simply wrong when you compare 14-24 + 24-70 + 70-200 against 9-18 + 12-40 + 75-300.

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