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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Old 18th February 2014
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Re: Price of new 25mm f1.8 standard lens

Only 25.....£369.
Pl 25.....£399.
I know which I'd sooner have.
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Re: Price of new 25mm f1.8 standard lens

I too was very surprised at the price of this lens, as was just reading yesterday how it was basically a re-engineered 45mm; same build quality, number of elements etc..... as someone said, 'what they can get away with....'

You can't compare it to Canikon 50mm F1.8's, which are ancient in terms of design etc; you'd have to compare it more to the very much more expensive 50mm F1.4's.....
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Re: Price of new 25mm f1.8 standard lens

It's likely the price will fall over time but I don't yet see why the price is of the Oly is considered expensive?

I own the PL25, inarguably a excellent performer but it's bigger and heavier than the Oly 25. What I have seen from samples the Oly 25 looks as good as the PL25 despite being a bit slower.

Both are plastic bodies, the PL25 is prone to CA, it might be that this is auto corrected in the Oly 25?

If I were buying again today I would lean toward the Oly,
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Re: Price of new 25mm f1.8 standard lens

Robin Wong would agree with Glee, it would appear:
http://robinwong.blogspot.it/2014/02...ns-review.html

(* Wonders which Dave in Wales would rather have *)

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Re: Price of new 25mm f1.8 standard lens

It's nice we have some optical designers on here. I didn't realise you could change a 45mm into a 25mm so easily.
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Re: Price of new 25mm f1.8 standard lens

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It's nice we have some optical designers on here. I didn't realise you could change a 45mm into a 25mm so easily.
I didn't have my optical designer hat on when I made the post - if you read it properly it clearly states I was reading an article (which as per usual, I can't find again) about how the 25 was based on the design of the 45......
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Re: Price of new 25mm f1.8 standard lens

Converted to US$, in Japan, the new 25 is approx $320, in the US $399, in the UK $590. I think that's a crazy decision on Oly's part and I hope they sell very few until they repent!
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Re: Price of new 25mm f1.8 standard lens

Repent!
Good suggestion, now, how long before that happens?
If only it was £230 like the 45.
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Re: Price of new 25mm f1.8 standard lens

I am glad I started this thread. Seems that most people think it is way over priced. Makes the 45mm f1.8 a real bargain, if you need that focal length.
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Re: Price of new 25mm f1.8 standard lens

Well, I'm beating the system. I ordered one from B&H and had it shipped to our US office. A colleague is bringing it back next week. Can't wait! My credit card statement tells me it cost £246 once converted from $. At that price, I think it's sensible.
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Re: Price of new 25mm f1.8 standard lens

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Well, I'm beating the system. I ordered one from B&H and had it shipped to our US office. A colleague is bringing it back next week. Can't wait! My credit card statement tells me it cost 246 once converted from $. At that price, I think it's sensible.
He doesn't fancy bringing more back.........?
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Re: Price of new 25mm f1.8 standard lens

Why is it not for sale in the UK yet? maybe it will be launched at the NEC….
I'd love to change my 25mm f1.4…..but having said that it doesn't look so out of place on my E-M5 which an Olympus branded lens cap
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Beating the system : if only we all had a US office
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