Why is the new 50/1.4 three times more expensive than the old one?

Started Feb 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
Dave Oddie Veteran Member • Posts: 4,083
Re: Why is the new 50/1.4 three times more expensive than the old one?

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

nemist wrote:

I think Sony is doing themselves a disservice here--the 85 and 135 and 24 CZ are all priced well according to similar lenses in other camps. A 50 1.4 lens is not that terriblely expensive to make, so charging this much seems excessive. Nikon, Sigma, Canon all offer decent 50s for under $500. If Sony wants to charge this much, it better be a legendary performer wide open.

And so does Sony. The Zeiss is a premium model. To go cheaper, you can go Sony 50/1.4.

Is the Sony 50mm 1.4 going to remain in production?

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