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Old Aug 25, 2013, 1:09 PM   #11
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$900..

http://www.dailycameranews.com/2013/...ro-lens-price/
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Old Aug 25, 2013, 9:45 PM   #12
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if that is the retail here in North America, and it performs up to the wishes/rumours, then $900 is actually a fair price. After giving my head a shake, yep that seems fair compared with the Oly lineup. Could have been priced much higher if rumoured specs are anywhere near the mark.
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Old Aug 27, 2013, 7:00 AM   #13
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Seems actually a fair price for what it is, but it's still well beyond what I personally need/can justify. That's fine though.
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Old Aug 27, 2013, 2:35 PM   #14
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Oh yeah. At least $1,200 is my guess, and wouldn't be surprised if it's more than that.
rumor mill pegs the 12-40mm f2.8 at $900 lens only, $2200 with the EM-1 which is also pegged at $1500 body, meaning buying the two together nets a $200 savings.

That's based on Yen prices that were leaked and currency conversions. Things could change but I think $2200-2500 as the range for the EM-1 with the 12-40mm seems fair even if out of my reach... considering the cost of a comparable Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 and the other flagship cameras like the GH3 and EM-5 when launched.

http://www.43rumors.com/ft5-price-of...m-lens-in-yen/
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Old Aug 27, 2013, 5:31 PM   #15
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The lens strikes my fancy. The body......if I was using a basketfull of four-thirds glass I'd be more tempted, but an E-P5 with the VF4 or waiting for the E-M5 successor makes more sense for me. Chances are the E-M6, or whatever they call it, will have on-sensor PDAF. Maybe not some of the other "stuff" on the E-M1, but that's OK.

If the lens is as good as they say, it might be as good as a basket of primes. f2.8 primes to be sure , but still.....wait, I have the f1.8 and f2 primes so I'm probably better off with what I have.
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Old Aug 27, 2013, 6:07 PM   #16
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People should definitely flock to the EM1 and flood the used market with their old outdated EM5s.
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Old Aug 27, 2013, 6:16 PM   #17
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The lens strikes my fancy. The body......if I was using a basketfull of four-thirds glass I'd be more tempted, but an E-P5 with the VF4 or waiting for the E-M5 successor makes more sense for me. Chances are the E-M6, or whatever they call it, will have on-sensor PDAF. Maybe not some of the other "stuff" on the E-M1, but that's OK.

If the lens is as good as they say, it might be as good as a basket of primes. f2.8 primes to be sure , but still.....wait, I have the f1.8 and f2 primes so I'm probably better off with what I have.
and here in lies the conundrum, if you have a bunch of legacy glass you'll want the EM-1 and rightly so... but at the same time it would be hard to justify replacing a legacy zoom like the 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 ($975), 14-35mm f2.0 ($2299), or even the 14-54mm f2.8-3.5 MK I/II ($599) with this new lens... although I have a feeling this beats all but the 14-35mm f2.0 for IQ, but not by much.

Likewise if you're already invested in M43 you might as well wait for the EM-6 or something like that with all the same features but presumably a lower price, especially if you already have an E-PM2, E-PL5, E-P5, or E-M5....

so really who is this for? I guess new adopters? people who are coming from an FT camera and don't want an adapter?

hmm.. I don't know but if I could get one for $700 with a refurbished EM-5 it would be awfully tempting.
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The expected price of the new lens is about 900 bucks as a stand alone purchase. Probably 800 purchased with the M1 body.

"6) 12-40mm f/2.8 lens only, 90,000
Converted: 681 Euro or $900"
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Even though it says micro four thirds on the body, I don't think the E-M1 ever sees the light of day if Olympus had completely written off the four-thirds system, so I would say the E-M1 is there as a new body primarily for the Olympus four-thirds users and a last chance at a new model to support those wonderful lenses. It's a huge image quality upgrade to every DSLR model they ever made and operationally it'll be an upgrade for any E5xx, E4xx or E30 user. The E5 guys just have to face the reality of where the system is headed, for better or worse, or move on if they want new models to choose from. It is, what it is.

It really is too bad Olympus was saddled with Panasonic sensors for the DSLR's and less than Panasonic's best sensor for the micro models before the E-M5.

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