« on: September 05, 2014, 07:44:52 AM »
Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar: http://digicame-info.com/2014/09/otus-1485.html#more
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Honest question. I don't get why a well made lens with half dozen machine ground lenses of a particular shape and in one configuration can cost 10-20x what another well made lens with a half dozen machine ground lenses of a similar shape and configuration? How can the shape of a lens element or the coating cost so much more to produce? What is special about this lens that Canon, Nikon or Sigma could not reverse engineer (i.e. lens shape) and produce for $400?
Can someone explain why the EXIF of the image of the prototype camera matters? Is it a magic prototype camera that can take pictures of itself from odd angles? Do we think the purported Canon employee had a second prototype camera and handed it to a stranger to take a picture of the first prototype camera to post on the Internet?