Why no cheap primes, like Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens?

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Why no cheap primes, like Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens?
Feb 18, 2011

Hi,

I know it's plastic and not meant to be the best in the world but my is the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II VERY cheap and affordable.

Why don't Pentax do anything like this, it would make 'everyone' able to buy in cheap prime instead of having to save and hunt for a Pentax prime?

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