Why is the new 50/1.4 three times more expensive than the old one?

Started Feb 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
Nordstjernen
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Re: Why is the new 50/1.4 three times more expensive than the old one?
In reply to dpyy, Feb 20, 2013

dpyy wrote:

Why is the new 50/1.4 three times more expensive than the old one? What's the difference? Just paid for CZ badge?

- Much more expensive glass to optimize optical performance

- SSM drive, silent and fast internal focusing system

- Much higher build quality

- The small blue Zeiss logo also adds cost

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