I am excited for the 45mm f1.8, but why $400?

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I am excited for the 45mm f1.8, but why $400?
Jun 30, 2011

I went from excitement one second (finally a fast portrait prime with AF) to sticker shock the next. Every other SLR system seems to have a 50mm f1.8 for about $150-200 and for a around $400 you can get a 50mm f1.4.

Shouldn't this be a $200 lens, tops?

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