Why is Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens so expensive. is it the case with most of mirroless lens offering?

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ritholtznue Regular Member • Posts: 236
Why is Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens so expensive. is it the case with most of mirroless lens offering?
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While reading lensretnal blogs, I came across Sony FE 35mm comparisons. FE f2.8 lens did great compared to FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Distagon.

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2015/04/sony-fe-35-match-up-is-more-more

May be I am missing something. Wondering why this lens is priced at $800. Canon 40mm f2.8 goes for $150.  They seems to produce similar numbers in tests with Canon has edge in corners.

Wondering if it is the case with most of the mirrorless lens offerings i.e., very expensive compared to DSLR offerings with similar picture quality. I do not need these specialized glass. Just curios to know. I will be looking to downsize my camera gear in future.

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