neuroanatomist said:ahsanford said:...what did Fuji do? They went all-in on crop and put out a boatload of fast primes. EF-S/EF-M body owners would looooooove even a small slice of purpose-built-for-crop primes like that.
What fraction of the overall EF-S/EF-M market do you believe would looooooove such lenses enough to actually buy them?
Using B&H prices, my back of the envelope figuring shows that all the 14 listed Fuji primes cost $400 or more (all prices rounded to the nearest dollar), while only one of the 7 EF-M lenses available at the Canon Store costs more than $400. Half of the Fuji priimes cost $900 or more. Fuji is clearly trying to sell at a price point that Canon does not reach with any of its aps-c lenses.
The Canon Store lists 7 standard EF-S zooms priced between $500 and $880, along with the 10-22 for $600, so the highest priced Canon aps-c lenses are EF-S zooms. Even so, half of the Fuji primes cost more than any EF-S or EF-M lens. In fact, half the Fuji primes are at price points higher than most non-L Canon fullframe glass, prime or zoom.