The custom among cameramakers of late seems to be to reserve early production for kits, meaning a camera bundled with a basic lens; of course, a lot of enthusiasts already have lenses, perhaps even including a kit lens. Force-feeding kits to the early market results in more product moved for the makers, I suppose, but it creates an extra delay for the people who want the cameras the most...and they're the people who happen to be the tail that ought to be wagging the dog, I might add. I don't think it's that smart, myself, but then what do I know. I mean, lots of Sony NEX-7 buyers will be moving up from a NEX-5, and lots of GX1 buyers will be moving up from a GF1.
So what I mean here is that both of these cameras are now available body-only, the way enthusiasts most often buy 'em. We don' need no steenking kit lens.
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