Now look, I'm the last person who should be talking about paying big bucks for things. That's my credo. I buy what I want when I want it and thankfully have always earned a good living and been able to do so.
But, my brothers and sisters, things are getting ridiculous.
Yes, I'm sure the new Zeiss 85 1.4, like the 55mm, is a thing of beauty. But at current rates for a used 85L 1.2, I can buy three of them.
I just received a newletter from B&H touting the above lens, along with new Hasselblad medium format cameras, ranging from $35,000 to $45,000.
Yes, FORTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Can you or anyone or Hasselblad tell me that has as many parts, as much technology as a Mercedes E320? Are they serious? And I don't care that it sells in far less quantity. At that price I'm surprised it sells at all with the advent of 36 megapixel cmos sensors in Nikon cameras, and hopefully a high mp camera from Canon?
I mean, it's just getting absurd. I don't care if you earn your living from photography. You're getting ripped off at that money.