Long Lens --- How much would you pay?

Started Dec 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Dave Lively Senior Member • Posts: 1,758
Re: Long Lens --- How much would you pay?
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cainn24 wrote:

But if we had a faster sharper prime, it would be game over. It doesn't even need to be longer than 300mm, and it doesn't even really need to be that fast. Just sharper. Of course the other things wouldbe nice too though

I am with you on this.  Particularly if a slower but sharp lens was significantly lighter than the 2+ pounds I would expect for a 300mm f4.  I would pay $800 for a 300 f5.6 if it had good IS, was razor sharp wide open and weighed 1.5 pounds or less.

But there would be a pretty small market for a lens like that compared to a 300mm f4.  When you get to 300mm most people have given up on small and light.  And f4 is needed if a teleconverter is going to be offered with the lens.

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