Is there anyone out there actually using Batis 135?

Started Jul 11, 2017 | Discussions thread
biza43 Forum Pro • Posts: 13,324
Re: Is there anyone out there actually using Batis 135?

kelly15 wrote:

Not only the 135 is crazy expensive but in general all of Baitis range.

85 mm in twice the Sony and three times the more than decent Canon equivalents.

So for the 25 which is more expensive than 1.4 24's in the market.

But it is just me.

It is not just you, the perception of "value" and "crazy expensive" is personal. Zeiss lenses were always more expensive than lots of other lenses.

As I said, I value things that Zeiss offers; would I wish their lenses would be less expensive? Of course... but I am willing to save and buy the Batis, rather than cheaper ones, because to me the added performance and construction quality are valuable.

In the recent years, new top quality lenses from Canon, Nikon, and others, are becoming increasingly dearer; people demand perfection zoomed in 400%, so they are getting it... at a cost.

Actually, I find the FE 85 f1.8 (EUR 600) to be "expensive" compared to Canon EF 85 f1.8; but then, the latter was introduced I think in 1992?

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