Why is the 42.5 F/1.2 $1600 when the Fuji 56mm F/1.2 is only $1000?

Started Mar 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
007peter Forum Pro • Posts: 11,128
@BeaverTerror - good argument

BeaverTerror wrote:

I'm also happy to pay a premium as an early adopter of a new system. There is an argument to be made about paying a price for miniaturization, a weak argument I think, because we're not talking about expensive nano scale manufacturing of silicone circuitry, we are talking about grinding a lens of 40mm diameter as opposed to 60mm diameter: hardly ground breaking technology.

Well Said Beaver.  "Premium" Cost my main complain when why I left m43.  I also think the minimization argument is weak.  DSLR are far more expensive to make, as its optics required manual labor for refinement and finishing.  Mirrorless camera can be crank out much easier than dslr, but still charge a premium.

Its not that American don't embrace mirrorless.  It just that most American (like me) are price sensitive, and DSLR are just well....cheaper.

I believe if mirrorless are willing to drop its price premium, its sell like hot cakes.  We seen this before with Panasonic GX1 for $329, and Canon EOS-M for $299.  Both camera didn't sell well @its introductory price, but sold out immediately when the price premium is drop.

Let's summarize the numbers:

Olympus EM-1 with 42.5mm F/1.2 lens: 497g + 425g = 922g $1400 + $1600 = $3000

Fujifilm XT-1 with 56mm F/1.2 lens: 440g + 405g = 845g $1300 + $1000 = $2300

Hum.... thanks for the math.  I'm giving Fuji X much consideration now as well.

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