I wanted to share some thoughts I had been having lately. I think a lot of manual focus camera user’s are being spoiled by low cost used hardware. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t like spending a lot of money on anything, but look at the prices we see around. With the exception of some rare glass, most lenses for manual focuses cameras can be had for as little as $10 up to around $300 under most circumstances. A lot of similar quality autofocus glass new would run well over $1,000 for some of those lenses and in some cases more then that.
I can’t help but feel like I have been spoiled when I spend $100 on a lens and think how expensive that is or look at a Zuiko 400mm f/4.5 lens and think that I might have to spend $200 to buy one when compared to the Canon 300mm f/4L IS lens it is dirt cheap (which retails for around $1,100, admitedly 1/2 stop faster and with IS).
Anyway, just felt like sharing.