sony 35mm 2.8 what justifies the price?

Started Jul 2, 2018 | Discussions thread
woodyggg Contributing Member • Posts: 894
Re: sony 35mm 2.8 what justifies the price?

abe4652 wrote:

woodyggg wrote:

KwhyChang wrote:

woodyggg wrote:

KwhyChang wrote:

It might not be justified for you. But for me....

It's the quintessential AF lens for Sony mirrorless.

Smallest form factor, light weight, versatile focal length, and sharp wide open or stopped down...my favorite AF lens.

and overpriced relative to the competition, which was the actual point - and not something you addressed.

I am sorry my opinion did not meet your needs! Do you expect that everyone who uses a lens has tried all the competition?

I perhaps should have rephrased my first sentence as, "The price might not be justified for you, but the price is justified for me for the following reasons:"

I noticed you have the Sony 35mm f1.4 G in your gear list...not an inexpensive 35mm either.

Do you use it on your a7riii? And if so how do you like it? I assume you have to use it on an adapter?

the issue is what justifies the price. it is very expensive compared to the competitors equivalent versions. that's the entire point of the op's comments. your comment is irrelevant to the original point. this is simply logic and to what I was referring. no need to get your feeling hurt.

sorry, i'm unsure about your question - it's a sony fe lens on a sony body - no adapter needed.

Price is not something that needs to be justified by anyone.

Sony prices based on what it believes will maximize its profit, which is probably close to the price which will maximize sales of this lens. Presumably, if it dropped the price by $200 or so, it felt that the increase in sales would not compensate for the reduced dollars per unit sold.

People buy based on perceived value. If the lens sucked, then there would be few sales at the current price, and probably not many more at $200 less. However, people do not see value for dollars spent if the price were to be much higher, and presumably sales would be reduced enough so that Sony would end up with less revenue, and so less profit.

The current price, while seeming high to some (meaning those would would buy at a lower price, but not so many that still buy at the current price), is the intersection of supply and demand.

Sony is not evil, and Sony is not a charity. It sounds trite to say it, but the continued profitability of Sony will enable the A7r Mark 4, and more lenses, so it is not all bad for consumers.

my point stands in context. your comments are fine, not diagreeing... but not really relevant to the thread offshoot you chose.

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