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Joined on Mar 8, 2015


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alouette: although the Swiss Currency is stronger than ever, the official Prices are ridiculous high (up to 20%!) in Switzerland compared to the USA:

Prices excluding VAT:
500mm/F4: CHF 11'017 or $ 12'106
600mm/F4: CHF 13'146 or $ 14'446

$ to CHF calculated with a quotient of 0.91 which was the rate yesterday morning, before the Swiss National bank started to weaken the CHF due to the upcoming GREXIT...

but we need all that money to eat all that chocolate:) okay jokes aside, living cost is also about "twice as much" so no difference really.
But it is really cool to see materials improvement - i was already long time wondering when does magnesium take over - and its here now:) - next weight saving project will be difficult one tough... back to Diffractive Optics? or where really is the limit on weight reduction?

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