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

Started Oct 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
headfirst Contributing Member • Posts: 670
Re: Understanding demand curves

Leandros S wrote:

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.

No, it's not. The CN-E30-300 is a specialist lens (it's not a travel zoom) & even if they were a 10th of the price they probably wouldn't sell appreciably more (in fact most users will probably rent rather than buy). It weighs nearly 6Kg & it has a front diameter of over 130mm - there are a lot of heavy glass lenses in it that probably take up to a year to form, polish etc.

You don't get a Ferrari for the price of a Yugo.

Maybe this would suit you better?

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