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| p.4 #1 · Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 IS - any examples? |
You're narrowing this discussion to a few parameters, FOV or perspective or resolving power, with the aim of proving a point about pricing -- a point that then depends on the discussion of the merits of two complete and different systems. I'm just not interested in a discussion about the merits of two systems, which goes far beyond your parameters. It would take far too much time and would take this thread far off topic.
The price of the lens is what it is. It's more than some lenses, less than others. I'm no expert on lens pricing and don't wish to become an economist in order to prove what a lens "should" cost or what is a "reasonable" profit. Nearly every photographer on Earth wishes that every item of photographic equipment were cheaper, and can always find some cheaper alternative.
You're right, the discussion really distills down to price. My comparison with the MTF alternative was to provide some basis for a reasonable price, without which we'd have no reference point at all to work with. The other point was the 35 f/2 IS as a system is not as unique as it would first seem, again supporting the reference point. Ultimately the market will decide what the appropriate price for this lens will be and I'm still thinking it's somewhere around $499 on a volume basis.