What do lens, in general, cost Canon to make?
macrumors, for example, usually reports to the penny what an i-device costs after a tear down.
I know R&D costs will very between lenses, and that those R&D cost are distributed in much different rates due to the popularity of a lens, but anyone have any thoughts?
For example, let's take this lens - at $2200. It is claimed to be a kit lens, so a relatively high number will be made, spreading our R&D.
What's canon making on this lens - $400 or $1800 ?