11-16-2014, 01:57 PM
Quote:Well, I can understand the 45mm f/1.8 and 75mm f/1.8 - they have at least a decent DoF potential - less so the 25mm f/1.8.
Even a 25mm f/1 would be just equivalent to a 50mm f/2 but at extreme costs.
Given the price issue, I am wondering how many users really have lenses such as the Panaleica 42.5mm f/1.2. This one is probably more a lighthouse product to show off rather than something you sell in serious volumes.
In the mirrorless scene, there's still no such thing as a f/1.4 FF equivalent.
Sony FE mount will give you 1.8 or 2.0, even 2.8
Fuji will give you f/1.2-1.4 equivalent to 1.8-2.0 in FF terms, same with samsung, etc
Olympus/Panasonic would basically join them at the same FF DOF equivalence and I don't think they'd price them any higher than the competitors. Yes they will be bigger, you2 is right, but you would have the choice to take them or not. And ultimately, you'll end up with camera+lenses around the same size. Allowing you to stick with your "superior personal experience" camera maker...
Personnally, I want this zeiss loxia but I'm hooked on the olympus controls & IBIS... imagine a PRO 25mm with IBIS and if Sony allows, latest sensor tech...
Now for costs, we see that while not being close to f/1.4FF, Zeiss sells you a 50mm f/2 for 1000USD. Sony sell 55mm f/1.8 for 1000USD, a 35mm f/2.8 for 800USD. Comparatively, the Olympus 75mm is "just a 150 f/3.6" and it sells at 900USD.
The Mirrorless gang clearly is enjoying the "marketing of the New". A marketing craze that make people buy two or three times the price of a good old SLR lens.