When the engineers and the accountants put their heads together

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kcdogger Veteran Member • Posts: 3,171
Re: When the engineers and the accountants put their heads together
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i would advise camera makers who tout going high end (e.g. higher priced) as a strategy to generate profits to be careful.  You will be losing lots of low to mid range buyers and potential buyers to concentrate on a much smaller group of high enders.  Are they a big enough group to give you a profit with their fewer but higher priced buys?  You may be forcing people to your nemesis - a cell phone.

For me a $7500 lens is simply a laughable oddity, and if prices of cameras and other lenses continue to climb, I will eventually be forced to give up that kind of photography and resort to using my cell phone if I want a picture of something.  The rest of my family (wife, 3 kids, and 10 grandkids) is already there.  they would no more buy a "real camera" then eat a bug.

I guess us old retired, fixed income guys will soon go the cell phone route too - when our current cameras and/or lenses wear out, but they may outlast me anyway, but replacements at much higher prices - HA!  Again, the laughable alternative.

Peace.

John

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