Panny 25mm 1.4 vs Olympus 25mm 1.8 Reviewed

Started Feb 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
Mal_In_Oz Regular Member • Posts: 425
Are you comparing retail to retail?

amtberg wrote:

dgrogers wrote:

amtberg wrote:

Robin is employed by Olympus. If there was ever any question about his impartiality, I think this comparison settles it -- and not just the obvious obfuscation over the price difference. Like his photographs, though.

He makes it clear he gets paid by Olympus Malaysia. He also makes it clear price differences elsewhere may be different, but seeing that he lives in Malaysia, what do you expect? In the USA, there is a $130 difference at Amazon. That makes it an easy choice.

If you don't trust what he has to say, let the pictures do the talking.

Come on, man ... do you think he doesn't know that the price difference is much smaller in the rest of the world? Assuming he's even being truthful about the Malaysia pricing....

Or are you comparing a new lens that has barely hit the shelves with a two and a half year old lens that has lost its initial demand and now has settled in price to suit the market?

Just for reference, the Leica retails for $630 and the Olympus $399.

I think his comments are about right. Within a month or two the Olympus will get cheaper (Olympus already offer it for $299 when purchased with other gear) and then the comments will also apply to current street price.

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