And you thought Pentax lenses were expensive

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JeffAHayes
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Re: And you thought Pentax lenses were expensive
In reply to steephill, 10 months ago

I just think "Zeiss" thinks a name justifies a high price. I can't understand how ANYONE would pay $4,000 for a MANUAL FOCUS F1.4 55mm FF lens, PERIOD. I know lenses for medium format cameras can run in that price range, but then we're in an entirely different "ball park," aren't we.

I guess there are some pros (and probably more than a few too-wealthy FF shooters who "just have to have everything") who will buy that lens. But I really can't see it. Optical quality can get "only so good." You'd have to really prove something ASTOUNDING to me to convince me such a lens is worth such a price.

Jeff

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