« on: February 14, 2014, 03:22:35 PM »
Beyond that, the hoods are made out of carbon fiber, which isn't known to be cheap, but the suitcase, well that I can't explain. Also, be sure not to lose your lens cap because they don't give those away, either (for the old or new 600):As much as I love my 400mm f2.8 IS II, I still couldn't figure out why the hood + case would cost $1300ish
Maybe Neuro has the answer
Well, I could launch into a discussion of supply and demand, and the higher retail cost of items produced in limited quantities (replacements for damaged/lost items only, with no real 'standalone' sales), the answer is probably quite simple.
That logo is just really darn expensive.
Last time I checked, it wasn't dust proof