Robin Wong's 12-200 review is out

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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.

Most " consumers" aren't even going to bother with a camera or lens and just use their phones. This whole discussion is nonsense. It's more an enthusiast lens of convenience, and for for those individuals, the price/performance looks perfectly in-line with an OEM product.

You and any and everyone else in this forum know, Tamron/Tokina/Sigma all probably sell more lenses in each of the mounts offered than Olympus does over any time frame you'd look at, and they all sell their lenses, especially the slower mass-market units, cheaper than any of the similar lenses being made by Nikon, Canon, Sony, etc. This whole Tamron pricing vs. any OEM lens line is just silly and out of line with reality.

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