leaving olympus as main brand

Started Mar 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: ZD lens prices are actually very good right now
In reply to TrapperJohn, Mar 22, 2013

TrapperJohn wrote:

I picked up a ZD 35-100 constant F2 last fall for... $1200, in absolutely mint condition. That's less than half what you'd pay for a lens of similar AOV, aperture, and quality from C/N.

Actually, about the same.  A 70-200 / 4L IS costs $1349 (B&H) and it has the same [diagonal] AOV, the same aperture (70mm / 4 = 35mm / 2 = 17.5mm, 200mm / 4 = 100mm / 2 = 50mm), and is very high quality:

http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/431-canon_70200_4is_5d?start=2

Of course, this is not to say that the 35-100 / 2 is anything less than a stellar lens.  But to say "That's less than half what you'd pay for a lens of similar AOV, aperture, and quality from C/N" is simply untrue.

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