Why Nikon lenses so expensive?

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hoakin1981
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Why Nikon lenses so expensive?
Aug 27, 2011

I wonder why Nikon FX lenses are so much more expensive than Canon L-series lenses. Take for example the excellent 17-40 f4L USM this costs about 675 GBP while the even better EF 24-70mmf/2.8L USM goes for 1070 GBP. I mean you can have the EF 70-200mmf/4.0L USM for about 560 GBP. These are all weather proof-professional level lenses of top quality.

I know that nikon lenses are better in comparison, i see no need to go into details now. But i really do not see the reason why the difference in performance would justify such a chaotic difference in prices.

All comments, thoughts on the matter all welcome!

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