Why is the 42.5 F/1.2 $1600 when the Fuji 56mm F/1.2 is only $1000?

Started Mar 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
lighthunter80 Contributing Member • Posts: 549
Re: Why is the 42.5 F/1.2 $1600 when the Fuji 56mm F/1.2 is only $1000?

ironcam wrote:

lighthunter80 wrote:

Martin.au wrote:

lighthunter80 wrote:

Martin.au wrote:

Why is the Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS $2700, but the 70-200 f2.8 only $1650? Shouldn't the IS basically be free?

They are two different lenses and years of development between both if you refer to the latest 2.8 IS II version versus the old non-IS version which is perhaps since the 1990s on the market.

Ok, 70-200 f4 IS $1500, 70-200 f4 $900.

Again, these are two different constructions and not simple the same lens with and without IS. I am not saying there is no mark up in price for IS at all but it is far less than you think it might be.

Can you give technical reasons why you think implementing IS in a lens this class is far cheaper than we think?

IS is a well established technology and I think Canon even invented it? The statement that the $600 price difference between the 70-200/4.0 with and without IS cannot simply be the IS itself. They are two different lens constructions. The non-IS version is much older and therefore cheaper.

I don't think IS adds a significant amount to the price of a relatively small lens like the Nocticron. As others mentioned, even cheap kit lenses come with IS. I think the Nocticron is just deliberately overprices as there is no real competitor on the market. The Oly 45/1.8 is no real competitor technically. It is a cheap plastic f1.8 lens vs. a super high quality construction at f1.2.

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