Making a superzoom for a compact is easy, but for a DSLR, it's hard?

Started Oct 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Leandros S Senior Member • Posts: 1,972
Understanding demand curves

headfirst wrote:

the CN-E30-300mm is a professional video/cine lens - high quality, high R&D/tooling cost & very low production nos. to recover it.

That explanation is backwards and doesn't satisfy. How many SLR users do we think actually enjoy changing lenses? I certainly don't. And yet, I slavishly continue in that bad habit because I've been told that I won't get good IQ with a travel lens. And the reason I bought an SLR is partly because I wanted that IQ.

So I'm quite convinced that if there were a reasonably good superzoom lens available at a decent price, everyone would go out and buy it.

I will probably buy one anyway eventually, even if reports keep showing that it's not as sharp and has additional distortion/aberration, simply b/c it will mean that I'll always be able to take the shot when it presents itself.

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