The success of these lenses (not to mention the Zeiss ones) has obviously emboldened Canon to continue this strategy in replacing these old, non-USM primes. So how about we all just agree not to buy any of these new ones and see the effect of supply and demand?!?
I agree. these products should be boycotted; let Canon do some rethinking as to their current price strategy.
the thing I don't get is what prompted this new level of corporate profit-mongering. yes, I get corporations need to be profitable. yes, I get that the price of the old lenses was somewhat artificially low because of their age. yes, I get that Canon is doing some future-pricing. I assume they did a lot of cost-benefit analysis regarding the MSRP versus the market uptake. I'm just surprised that their conclusion was to price slow glass higher than fast glass. what's more, Canon has had a few banner years based on fairly priced products. I know a lot of people specifically buy Canon glass because Nikon's is occasionally overpriced. why did Canon feel that their current model was suddenly unsustainable and that they suddenly have to gouge the consumer in order to make profit?