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The alt lens market is a source of endless fascination, will it grow over time?
Will other high end optics makers folow Zeiss into the aftermarket - Voigtlander to extend what they have on offer, Leica an entry? will the low end makers (Sigma, Tokina, Samyang, Tamron) continue to flourish and close on established OEM makers like Canon, Nikon?
How sticky are the factors keeping OEM zealots 'at home'? How important will lens AF be in a world of EVF, LV and SLT? Will the main players go in-body SSS some day soon? Will lens speed continue to dominate design?
Investors, whether trading in lenses or anything else, must perforce be emotionally distant from the goods they trade - does that really describe many of those here on FM Alt? There are obviously a lot of 'triers not buyers', people fishing around for what they want, and indeed learning what they want.
Thanks again, Jim - these data are a small look into some of my questions. Sales figures are held close, but it would be *very* interesting to know how many ZE/ZF lenses CZ have sold, the trend over time, and numbers by lens type.