New lens prices, a joke?

Started Apr 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
awaldram
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Re: New lens prices, a joke?
In reply to Marques Lamont, Apr 23, 2012

Marques Lamont wrote:

I'm comparing the price of the Pentax 16-50 vs Canon 17-55 vs Nikon 17-55. Canon is the cheapest and optically, its better. It also stabilized. It's not even a L lens.

Canon now offers more bang for the buck. Why?

Because the 17-55 is a 7 bladed polycarbonate cheap lens only goes to 17mm and even there has massive vignetting.
the 16-50 is 9 bladed quality materials and weather-sealing goes to 16mm

The Canon is sharper in the borders but optically better I don't think so.

never the less the Canon is a fine lens and very good for its intended market.

The Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8 L MKII USM Lens is a closer match to the DA* 16-50

Though if value is your overriding concern then the SIgma 18-50 f2,8-4.5 @£177 is a bargain.

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