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

Started Feb 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Why is the new 35/1.4 three times more expensive than the old one?
In reply to headfirst, Feb 21, 2013

headfirst wrote:

well, I imagine that IQ is also going to be noticeably better.

I don't, not at this focal length. The Minolta 50mm f/1.4 (sony rebadged it) is one of the excellent lenses in the lineup. To improve on it.... going to be very difficult indeed.

SSM and weather sealing are nice additions, however. Bigger size, bigger price, not so much. At that price an F1.2 makes much better $ense.

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