Oly 25mm 1.8 available for pre-order on Amazon

Started Jan 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
mh2000 Senior Member • Posts: 2,813
Re: Oly 25mm 1.8 available for pre-order on Amazon

Lux Painter wrote:

No chance in hell that I'd pay $400/€400 for a 50mm f1.8 lens.

I think you are putting it in the class of 5-bladed bargain 35mm lens catagory. I think the Oly 25 will still be a premium lens. For common 35mm you went for the f1.4 version not so much for the (minor) boost in speed, but for a higher quality lens. f1.8 isn't the only thing that made them bargain lenses. On the other hand, a Leica 50/2 cost more than $1000 because it was offered as a quality lens, not a bargain lens. Other than the speed difference, arguments between which is better, the Summicron or Summilux could never be decided.

I wanted a pancake. I would have spent $299 on a 25/2.8 had Oly gone that route... so by your logic, that would have been even more crazy!

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