Cost of Canon lenses

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Astrotripper Veteran Member • Posts: 8,416
Re: Cost of Canon lenses

lehill wrote:

Now, you just purchased a professional-level camera with a large full-frame sensor. The lenses are larger and of high quality for professional use.

But it applies to prices of pro-grade lenses as well. Just look at the new 70-200. f/4 for RF costs the same as f/2.8 for EF (at least here in Europe). That's just 2 years time difference.

In addition, the entire camera market has shrunk to about 1/8 the size it was when you bought the 1000D. [...]

This is an industry-wide trend, not just a Canon trend.

Yep, this.

You can still expect affordable bodies, but with an extremely limited set of consumer grade kit lenses and then everything else is 20-50% more expensive than it was for a DSLR just 2-3 years ago. Although I guess this price gap will now widen due to the value of DSLR lenses plummeting as DSLR systems have now been abandoned.

But it's also because new lenses are somewhat differently positioned. Since the bulk of the customers now are enthusiasts (especially for FF cameras), the market for cheap but not really good lenses is no longer there. The smartphone had mostly eaten the lowest end of the market.

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