90-250 and the 300mm f2.8

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90-250 and the 300mm f2.8
Nov 10, 2010

I love renting these lenses, but that is starting to add up and it would take a bit for me to get a return on investment in these lenses.

Why o why are these lenses so overpriced compared to their competitors?

I can go right now and pick up a 70-200 L series lens for 2400.00 @ f2.8 with IS yet the 90-250 is 4000.00 if not more?

I love my 35-100mm but these two lenses haven't budged in price. Is it just as simple as supply and demand?

For 6000.00 I can buy a canon 7D or a Nikon 300s with a 70-200mm f2.8 and have $$ left over.

Just venting. I love my E3's and the quality I get but it's not like they are within a few hundred $$ of each other.

I always hear the argument that Oly lenses are cheaper, etc. but I guess when it comes to these two lenses they aren't.

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