What, no Olympus is dead posts?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Stacey, May 11, 2005.

  1. Stacey

    Stacey Guest


    Maybe, then again maybe not..

    But I really think they could make -S lenses that are as good or better than
    the current "L" lenses given they have to cover a smaller format.
     
    Stacey, May 14, 2005
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  2. Do they actually make a profit at this price level, or is it just written
    off stuff from a warehouse that gets dumped?
     
    Philip Homburg, May 14, 2005
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  3. Stacey

    Skip M Guest

    Teh probablitlity is high, pushed by competition from Nikon's D2x, 12mp at
    $5000...
    They can, but that would cut into the sales of "L" glass. The 10-22 has
    elements that would have normally qualified it as an "L", UD and "exotic"
    glass, but they chose to avoid that nomenclature on that lens, either
    because then that would open the doors to yet another classification, EF-S
    L, or possible because the lens didn't quite hit the quality mark. But,
    then, they had the old 17-35 L, which was no paragon, either...
    The effort to make them better than "L" glass may run afoul of the law of
    diminishing returns, the effort in R&D to improve over already excellent
    lenses may not make sense, economically. After all, the "L" lenses are
    selling strongly, the only seeming consumer requests are for an ultra wide
    along the lines of the 10-22 or 12-24 Nikkor, and to release a 24-70 with
    IS...
     
    Skip M, May 14, 2005
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  4. Stacey

    Stacey Guest

    On your monitor and it was late in the day.
    Exactly my point, lets see some 100% crops from the 300mm equiv lens
    included with a drebel or even from the normal kit lens they throw in..
     
    Stacey, May 15, 2005
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