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Why is the Nifty Fifty so cheap?

 
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Oct 12, 2012 19:40 |  #31

drumsfield wrote in post #15114004 (external link)
...and add to that the fact the lens is made from .25 cents worth of plastic. They're making a killing selling it for $115.

You think the metal for other glass costs $400? heh maybe $5 more than plastic :D


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Oct 12, 2012 19:43 |  #32

If you drop it, it breaks. It's a pretty flimsy device. Great picture quality though.


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Oct 12, 2012 19:49 |  #33

and comes with a little robot inside turning the focus ring for you. $100 for that technology is a steal ;)

It's cheaply priced because its cheaply made, but the optics are still very good :)
It's my stealth lens.


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Oct 12, 2012 19:54 |  #34

Christina.DazzleByDesi​gn wrote in post #15115016 (external link)
and comes with a little robot inside turning the focus ring for you. $100 for that technology is a steal ;)

It's cheaply priced because its cheaply made, but the optics are still very good :)
It's my stealth lens.

Christina.DazzleByDesi​gn wrote in post #15115016 (external link)
my stealth lens.

BUZZZZZZZ.... BUZZZZZZ.. BUZZZZZ.. BUZZ ... BEEP, SNAP!

Yeah, real stealthy there. :lol: Just kidding of course.




  
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Oct 12, 2012 19:56 |  #35

The Dark Knight wrote in post #15113801 (external link)
Still about $100 new street price.

I believe the next cheapest new prime from Canon is the 35mm f/2 , and that's $200 more.

And obviously the 50mm is a great bang for the buck. Is Canon willing to forego large profits on the 50mm to get people to buy it as a "gateway drug" into more expensive lenses down the line?

It's the easiest design of all to produce at solid quality and combine that with ultra cheap build quality and there you go.




  
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Oct 12, 2012 19:57 as a reply to  @ NotBlake's post |  #36

For the record. the 50 was the lens that started all this camera crap for me, so I guess I owe it a debt of gratitude.

That being said, I tried to microfocus adjust my copy once and even under strong lighting it wouldnt focus accurately enough for me to ever determine if it was front or back focusing.

Out of 5 shots, 1 is backfocused, 2 is frontfocused, 3 and 4 are dead on, and 5 is backfocused.... grrr none of my other lenses have had a problem under the same test procedure.




  
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