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

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

cgarrard wrote:

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.

I beg to differ so we shall await the tests with bated breath

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