Just curious about 50mm vs 24, 35, 85 1.4

Started Oct 21, 2010 | Discussions thread
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dksano Junior Member • Posts: 36
Just curious about 50mm vs 24, 35, 85 1.4

I apologize ahead if being ignorant, but must ask a question which seems obvious: The new crop of Nikkor primes at 24, 35, and 85mm f/1.4 seem like dream lenses in terms of quality, build, and end product; why is there not an equal in the 50mm range? I have the 50mm 1.8 and 1.4G, and enjoy them immensely, but wonder, why the huge price discrepancy between these focal lengths and the 50mm primes? Is it easier to produce a "normal" lens?

Thanks in advance, really curious...

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