« on: January 18, 2013, 01:06:59 AM »
I once bought a Sony PSP from Walmart and when I opened it had a big rock in it. I don't doubt this happens but this guys story, especially the pictures are fishy.
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The Lens Exchange 200AW is very overrated imho.
Thanks for sharing your opinion. Assuming that as you indicate above ('imho'), it is your opinion, based on your personal experience Lens Exchange 200AW, and that you're not letting some forum poster form your opinion for you, like the internet version of a Jedi mind trick (because we know what sort of minds that works on, right?).
As for the review you linked, note that the person states at the end, "If you are using it strapped to your belt, this becomes a whole different story." That's how I, personally, use my Lens Exchange 200AW - and it's great for that. As for the differential padding, note that it's not called a lens case. Also, my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II w/ hood reversed slips down into the case just fine (and unlike the poster I also have a Wimberley P-20 plate on the tripod foot, and it still fits in the case fine).
Just a little lesson in manufacturing economics. The cost of manufacturing has nothing - repeat - nothing to do with the price that any product sells for in the marketplace.
+1 ... another factor they'll have in mind is the devaluation of the products and what premium customers will pay to get a product that doesn't drop in price too fast (ff camera bodies) or not at all (L lenses). That's why I'd even consider buying the new 24-70ii - unless it's stolen or I manage to trash it, unlike Tamron I'd expect to be able to sell the Canon lens later on if I find I don't need it anymore.As long as there are people who think a 4 year old 5D Mark II is just as good as a brand new D600, Canon has NOTHING to worry about...
But they do, actually their worry is that the 5d2 is just too good to make an easy profit with a "real" successor 6d - either it'll be too expensive to people will still get a 5d3 or 5d2 as long as possible, or it'll be too inexpensive cutting profits.