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| p.3 #8 · How sharp is the Oly 75mm f/1.8 Really? |
If it weren't so overpriced I would now be wanting this lens! Grrrrr...
Going just by personal feeling about it I would agree, the 75/1.8 (and the 12/2) should be priced a bit lower - that is to me and factors like my personal cash flow, what I feel when using the lens, the resulting images and so on. But does it mean it is overpriced? I'm not sure. Marketing, for example, has always boggled me and I don't understand the logic fully. Why a lens cost more in one continent than in another is sometimes not possible to explain without mixing in "profit". Material costs aren't known to us, the exact amount of manual work, the quality control steps and so on - unknown factors once again.
Optically the lens behaves very much like the "cheap" 45/1.8 (my experience as mentioned in my first reply in this thread). Interesting.
When you say "so overpriced" then what do you base that on? I'm asking because I'm curious. I noticed a discussion at another place where a thread starter asked why the micro 4/3 standard primes (Panny 20/1.7 and 25/1.4) are so expensive compared to Canikon counterparts. Yes, a lot of reasons were mentioned but there was of course no consensus.