Robin Wong's 12-200 review is out

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JakeJY Senior Member • Posts: 3,505
Re: Curious...

Mark Ransom wrote:

JakeJY wrote:

This was discussed in a previous thread, but third party prices are not comparable to first party. It's true that the third party list prices of consumer lenses in this zoom range tend to be around $600-650, but that's third party.

You can see an example in MFT superzoom of the Tamron 14-150 at $400, while the Olympus is $600. First party being 1.5x the price.

Multiply the $600*1.5 = $900, exactly the same difference.

Again, I'm not talking about whether it's a fair price. I'm asking what's your definition of "consumer" and what price cutoff you'd use.

No specific price cut off. The "consumer" part is depends more on the features of the lens. As for my personal budget, I don't care if it's "pro" or not. I set my own limits. For example, I consider $700 for a new 14-140 II too steep for me, so I bought it used.

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