How many pennies is this exactly?
And "Reasonably good glass"
I agree, lens=better investment than most cars.
At last check, it was exactly 780,000 pennies!
Yeah, "reasonably good glass" is of course tongue-in-cheek. I have very good glass. If I produce lousy photos, I certainly cannot blame my equipment, that's for sure!
I never view my lenses as investment. They give me great pleasure and if I sell any of them for a few hundred less than I bought it after a few years, then amortized over the time of ownership, the amount I spent on owning it is probably less than a latte or two a week. I can live with that!