Why is Nikkor 50mm 1.4g cheap but 35mm or 85mm so expensive

Started Jan 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Why is Nikkor 50mm 1.4g cheap but 35mm or 85mm so expensive

vandv wrote:

I am looking into either a 35mm 1.4g or 50mm ... I want the best prime lens to use on d800e and d4. I don't understand why the 50mm is so inexpensive compared to the 35mm or the 85mm. I am trying to decide between the two. can someone explain what I am missing?

50mm is easy to make, and it has mass appeal. 35mm is harder to make at f1.4 and also nikon puts better glass inside of it for a specific type of rendition or look. There is a lot more to lenses than just sharpness and aperature. It depends on what you like and what you need. Nikons current pro prime line-up (24,35,85) doesn't suit my tastes.

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