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Dario D.
02-23-2013, 09:07 PM
Hi, all. :)

I know that Nikon, Canon, and others have autofocus 50mm Prime lenses for around $100. Are there any options like this for Micro 4/3 cams yet? I keep dropping into Lens Hero (http://lenshero.com/lenses/panasonic-dmc-gh2-low-light-lens-less-than-400) once every couple months, to check what lenses are available for my cam, but there never is anything.

Thanks!

raven15
02-23-2013, 11:02 PM
There are Sigma 19mm and 30mm primes available. I know they recently were on sale for $100 each, but the price may have gone back to near the original $200. You should also be able to get a grey market Panasonic 14mm for about $140 or less from a reliable eBay dealer (stripped from a camera kit), or else used. I think that about sums it up. The only autofocus prime available new for near $100 that I know of is the 50mm f/1.8 for Canon and Nikon, and they are cheap because the design is very old and and very plastic.

Dario D.
03-03-2013, 07:38 PM
Thanks. :) It seems that none of these lenses exceed F2.8. :( That's 2x better light intake & bokeh than my F3.5, but, for the same price, the larger lens mounts offer F1.8, which is another 2x.