Wow, 35mm f/2 (non-IS) prices are nuts. Common for discontined lenses?

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Wow, 35mm f/2 (non-IS) prices are nuts. Common for discontined lenses?
10 months ago

I look at what I paid for mine, and look at what they are now selling for used (let alone what the NOS (New Old Stock) ones are listed for!).  They shot WAY up.

Is this common for the prices to go up like this when a lens is discontinued?  I know there is no obvious direct replacement (the IS version is 2x the price and larger), but still, I'd think there would be tons of these on the market.

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