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
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learn to climb

More than a discussion of lenses, being able to be in the right place (so you can use the best possible lens) is a high yield focus.  My friends who photography free climbing (alas, I can no longer skitter up the side of a brick building or El Capitan) or extreme skiing (helicopter skiing for example) are good enough in the environments to be able to get into the right position to be able to make a lens choice based on photographic impact and not their distance from the subject.

As much as I'd love to shoot free climbing, my physical condition would make me think focal length is all about distance from the subject... and I know that's wrong.  So I've focused on shooting stuff where my mobility matches the needs of the work.

The 100-300 is not really up to the task even if the right lens choice is to have that amount of focal length and compression.

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