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Jul 31, 2009 17:41 |  #1
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I'm just wondering who pays $10,000 for a 50mm prime lens.

I saw this Leica 50mm F/0.95: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …octilux_M_Asphe​rical.html (external link)

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And I thought to myself "The 50mm f/1.4 is $3500." ... "Is half an f-stop worth the $6500 difference?"

Who pays that much more for half an F-stop? :confused: (edit: it's more than half a stop.. oops)

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Jul 31, 2009 17:42 |  #2

ill take it:D


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Jul 31, 2009 17:43 |  #3

Your thinking isn't so different from the cameraphone user saying "who the hell pays $2700 for a camera that doesn't even come with a lens?"

Some people just do, regardless of whether it's out of need or want.


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Jul 31, 2009 17:45 |  #4

Funny thing is that that stop is replaced by photoshop these days... Iimpossible to justify but id like to see someone try - other than what an incredible piece of engineering it is


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Jul 31, 2009 17:53 |  #5
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cdifoto wrote in post #8377590 (external link)
Your thinking isn't so different from the cameraphone user saying "who the hell pays $2700 for a camera that doesn't even come with a lens?"

Who the hell pays $10,000 for a lens that doesn't even come with a camera. :lol:


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Jul 31, 2009 17:58 |  #6
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cdifoto wrote in post #8377590 (external link)
Some people just do, regardless of whether it's out of need or want.

I already know some people just do,,, my question was who?

Who here if they had $10,000 to spend on camera gear would spend it all on a 50mm F/0.95?

And Why?


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Jul 31, 2009 17:59 |  #7

CJinAustin wrote in post #8377581 (external link)
Who pays that much more for half an F-stop? :confused:

Must be someone who takes thin DOF to the extreme. :)


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Jul 31, 2009 18:04 |  #8

Seems to me it would appeal to corporations with huge advertising budgets and in-house photographers.

Or advertising companies with huge budgets and in-house photographers.


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Jul 31, 2009 18:10 |  #9

CJinAustin wrote in post #8377581 (external link)
And I thought to myself "The 50mm f/1.4 is $3500." ... "Is half an f-stop worth the $6500 difference?"
:confused:

Someone ripped you off if that's a 1.4 ;)

The EF 50mm f/1 also commands a price beyond what you might expect given the IQ... These things seem to be as much collector pieces as anything else. I'd take 10 grand of L primes instead anyday ;)


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Jul 31, 2009 18:17 as a reply to  @ Jim G's post |  #10

Who the hell pays $300K for a car when that will buy a house?

Horses for courses I guess.


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Jul 31, 2009 18:23 |  #11
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fWord wrote in post #8377751 (external link)
Who the hell pays $300K for a car when that will buy a house?

Horses for courses I guess.

Maybe you're on to something; most people buy a $300k car for "bragging Rights."


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Jim G wrote in post #8377719 (external link)
Someone ripped you off if that's a 1.4 ;)

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …0mm_f_1_4_Summi​lux_M.html (external link)


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Jul 31, 2009 18:37 |  #13

Just last year this prime lens, used, was $99,000.00 and has gone up in retail value:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ephoto_1200mm_f​_5_6L.html (external link)


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Jul 31, 2009 18:45 |  #14

cdifoto wrote in post #8377590 (external link)
Your thinking isn't so different from the cameraphone user saying "who the hell pays $2700 for a camera that doesn't even come with a lens?"

Some people just do, regardless of whether it's out of need or want.

Someone recently said that to me

I just about smacked him

The conversation went like this:

Him: "Who the hell pays $750 for a camera!"

Me: "Someone on a budget"

Him: "What do you mean a budget?!? You can get a $100 camera at wal-mart!"

Me: "That takes pictures the quality of 3 month old milk, and also has crap ergonomics....even before you get into its High ISO noise or anything...and the fact it doesnt have interchangeable lenses and possibly has plastic optics..."

Him: "Who the hell needs interchangeable lenses"

Me: "...A photographer? Someone who takes pictures and desires the best quality they can get?"

Him: "There cant be any difference, digital is digital"

So I showed him samples of what my crappy 3 year old 30D can manage and made him eat his words :) He now understands the value of a camera above a $100 wal-mart point and shoot [Something I do remarkably frequently when someone harps about megapixels...]

Anyways, who pays $10k for that lens? Street photographers and Leica snobs, And for the price of their 50 f/1.4 you can track down a good copy of the Canon 50mm f/1.0L :) its nearly as fast!

And there are uses for these incredibly fast lenses...mainly for artistic photographs, They're incredibly soft wide open obviously, But at night you can capture scenes that few others can...

Personally I'd save the cash and just get a 24mm f/1.4L, 50mm f/1.2L and 135mm f/2L...I think thats about the same amount of money as the Leica f/1.4....


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Jul 31, 2009 18:45 as a reply to  @ advaitin's post |  #15

I was looking for these two exact lenses and I'll do paypal for these prices... that is after winning the billion dollar super lotto. I'm liking the questions about the camera w/o lens without and the lens w/o the camera. If anyone here gets either of these please posts some pics.




  
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