$710 for 17mm f/1.8? Crazy overpriced

Started Nov 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: $710 for 17mm f/1.8? Crazy overpriced
In reply to marike6, Nov 16, 2012

marike6 wrote:

OldDigiman wrote:

On the other hand, you could be looking at $1,650 for a Nikon 35mm f1.4 FX....

That is a professional grade lens designed to cover a FF sensor. Not to mention the fact that it's fairly wide with a fast f1.4 aperture. Not really a fair comparison.

Unfortunately, it doesn't cover the FF sensor all that well until you stop down to f/2.8: http://slrgear.com/reviews/zproducts/nikon35f14g/ff/tloader.htm

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