Pricing: 35mm f1.4G vs 50mm f1.4G

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Pricing: 35mm f1.4G vs 50mm f1.4G
Jun 15, 2011

Can anyone explain the price difference between the 35mm f1.4G and the 50mm f1.4G? There is a yawning chasm between them, with the 35mm being almost four times the price of the 50mm in most markets. Is is production costs, marketing needs, greed, or the fairies? I can almost understand a doubling in price if there are significant changes in quality and production methods, but four times the price?

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