Last year a friend of mine bought Sony emount, it was compact and she loved it.
Today Sony Lebanon is on sale, went there and even with sales prices are crazy.
who would pay 900$ for a 24-240 f3.5-6.3 ?
Yeah new lens prices!!!
I have taken a somewhat suspicious view to the current trend of adding to a lens one extra stop of light and an additional 2,200 dollars to one that otherwise would have cost $350, just to gain a tad more bokeh at 20mm..
The new Nikon AFS20 F1.4 seems to be of that genre, whilst you are testing the lens shooting flowers close up at full aperture in your front garden and chimping at 100% you can admire the beautiful rendering of the two bailiffs coming up your driveway who are about to take possession of your house and just about everything you own.
The only real recompense is if you are a pro- photographer they have no right to take the gear which drove you to bankruptcy in the first place!
Now that the hype is over, the price will increase.
However, yes, Sony has always been ripping you off. It seems as if people have no problem with this though.
The Sony brand name is probably one reason for this.
At the end of the day they charge these prices ... because they can ...
08-12-2016, 02:06 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-12-2016, 02:09 PM by Rover.)
The Nikon 28-300 lens cost â‚¬800/$1000 as Markus's review stated. He has also found that lens to be an optical abomination (for a supposedly modern lens - you don't see a 1Â½ star rating very often). If the Sony is better - and bear in mind that it has more interesting range for a one-lens solution to boot - the price is alright. Not what I would have bought personally (for a variety of reasons), but again, not out of this world.
I thought you would have a bone to pick with Sony for the 24-70/2.8 70-200/2.8 IS prices instead... now THAT is crazy ($2200 and $2600 respectively - at least at B&H).