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

Started Feb 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
yakkosmurf
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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

We only know one part of the value equation at this point. The price justification has to wait until we see how it performs. If it performs similar to the Zeiss 85 and 135 lenses, then it will be worth considering. The trade offs of the Sony and Sigma lenses had me waiting to get a 50mm prime. If the new lens is sharp all the way around, it will be on my list.

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