Why are Nikon lenses so expensive?

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irfanintekhab Junior Member • Posts: 28
Why are Nikon lenses so expensive?
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Hi, i am not an equipment junky or pixel peeping photos. I recently was looking to buy a lens. And i couldnt understand why Nikon Lenses are significantly expensive.

From the scores and reviews it seems that sigma and tamron are really good lenses. For that matter, even the zeiss Milvus 35 is cheaper than Nikon 35. And when i tested the milvus, it seems to be built way better than Nikon. Nikon feels like cheap plastic after handling Zeiss. I do understand it doesnt have auto focus. But sigma and tamron? They also seem to be built better and function better or equivalent.

I really cant underatand why. There is probably something i am missing? Maybe the after service. Or some benefits. Or something of that nature.

If anyone could just enlighten me, that would be great.

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