« on: January 23, 2014, 05:25:24 AM »
This is nothing but a shameless marketing of Canon to take extra money from those who strongly waited for a new product on start of sales ). This applies to all company products regardless of how well they are on sale.
I may agree, but not to the full extend. The new lenses are expensive indeed, but they all have new technologies within... everyone want IS, aspherical elements, USM and everything in a small package but no one wants to pay the price. You can *always* get the old lenses, used, for a bargain.
For example Canon builds create lense for a small price if they don't have the latest gadgets in it. You can get the new 40mm 2.8 STM for about 120$ or less... and this lense is fantastic, even wide open. Except of some vignetting which is no catch nowadays.