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| p.4 #1 · Nikon announced 18-35mm and 800mm F/5.6 lenses |
One doesn't have to be "really exotic" for this lens to make a good investment, although one does have to be oriented toward the right parts of the market. I sell individual prints for $500+ (customer chooses any size or color treatment, and can be reprinted to a different size/color at will and at cost), and each image is sold only in a numbered series of 100 prints... no image of mine will ever be on more than 100 pieces of paper simultaneously. And I so not sell or provide anything smaller than a 20x30.
I didn't have to do any of that. I'm certainly no Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell, Paul Bowen, or Jim Wilson... my images don't need to be numbered because they're so rare. I number them and limit the printing quantities for the opposite reason: because artificially limiting production gives the customer an increased sense of value and allows the customer to pay me more for a print, happily.
To me, the 800/5.6 question is simply: am I likely to sell 40 additional prints that I would not have sold if I were carrying the 500/4 because I got the 800? If so, then it's a slam-dunk good investment, even though I'm only a "semi-pro" photographer.