« on: September 20, 2014, 02:11:06 PM »
Sometimes I wonder why Canon and Nikon refuse to make something in the same league as the Otus?
Is it because:
- They Don't know how to / they lack the expertise
- They want to milk as much profit from cheap and fast moving (sales-wise) lenses
I'm certain there are pro-users in the market (especially in the FF line-up) who can understand, appreciate and differentiate really good optical quality.
Anyway thank you guys for sharing about Schneider Kreuznach. I'm in my 20s and i really have no clue about the company's presence
Correct me / educate me if i am mistaken. But the 70~200 f2.8L IS II is the only lens that is decently sharp edge to edge wide open etc.
I'm quite certain, they could fabricate lens at Otus performance. The problem lies in the smallness of potential market. Why waste R&D funds for some niche product. The would also need to incorporate AF, since majority of their customers would dislike omission of it.
There are plenty lenses in Canon lineup "decently sharp" (as you put it yourself) edge to edge. As you mentioned 70-200/2.8 II, there is also 24-70/2.8 II, 100L macro, 135L, TS 17 and TS 24 as well (the latter is actually supersharp).
I'd say another significant issue is how this would reflect on their standard lens lineups, if your introducing an "ultra performance" line of lenses then suddenly L series lenses lose a bit of their luster.
As it is Canon and Nikon's ultra performance lenses tend to be long/fast tele primes that they don't make cheaper versions of anyway.