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HarjTT Sep 7, 2010 5:42 AM

Oly SHG lenes expensive.. may be not !
Well I always though Oly's SHG lenes were a wee bit spendy but right now they seem to be very competively priced.

What caught my eye over at "the onlinephotographer" was Nikon has released a new 200-400F4 VR II lens aimed for the wildlife shooters. No price was quoted so I had assumed that as it was an F4, it wouldn;t be more than say 2k-2.5k... but then I checked the link below:

That new Nikkor makes the SHG 90-250F2.8 look cheap !!!!! I know I'd want the Oly any day of the week - plus a sherpa to carry it for me! The 35-100F2 is also cheaper than Canon's new 70-200F2.8L USM ISII, although the Canon is lighter and also going to focus faster. The 35-100F2 is sightly cheaper than the Nikkor 70-200F2.8 VR.



Steven R Sep 7, 2010 10:13 AM

That's more than I paid for my first car!

Scouse Sep 7, 2010 10:17 AM

That's 3 times what I paid for my first house in Engerland..!

I'd go for it...... if I were you Harj.

HarjTT Sep 7, 2010 11:07 AM

not on my salary and theyre not very discreet ... !

Greg Chappell Sep 7, 2010 11:54 AM

I am sure for the intended use of tracking and shooting moving wildlife the Nikkor performs on a level we do not see with any Olympus body/lens combination. At those optical levels, they ALL are way, way, way outta my league and most everyone elses. Always have been, but the guys who use them to make a living always seem to find a way to afford one and the guy at Luminous Landscape always seem to buy one of everything just because he can.

tkurkowski Sep 7, 2010 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by Scouse (Post 1138468)
That's 3 times what I paid for my first house in Engerland..!

I'd go for it...... if I were you Harj.

Fortunately a Nikon mount is easily adapted to a 4/3 mount. :)

On a serious note, I've always wondered why the outstanding Carl Zeiss lenses (most of which are manual focus) are never considered as options for 4/3 cameras, in the Nikon mount with a 4/3 adapter. Using them on a 4/3 camera wouldn't be any different than using them on a Nikon APS-C camera, right?


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