1.4 / 58 hast just been tested on Lenstip

Started Feb 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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fishy wishy
fishy wishy Senior Member • Posts: 3,153
Re: You are also missing the point...

brightcolours wrote:

There is also no good reason for its price. It doesn't contain a lot of glass, and while aspherical elements are more expensive than regular elements to manufacture, 2 small aspherical elements do not cost $1200 per lens. Nor is the build quality of a higher level.

The original Noct-Nikkor was expensive because it contained a bit more glass (being an f1.2 design) and back then when it was introduced, aspherical elements were expensive to produce (production of them has advanced since then).

People who buy one needn't worry. All Nikon needs to do is constrict supply and call it a "Limited edition". The price will go up, extravagant legends will build up around it, and the best part is that there won't be enough copies floating around to hurt the company's reputation overall.

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