Cost per ounce
Just for fun ... I took the cost of each SONY & TAMRON lenses and divided it by the lens' respective weight to find the "cost per ounce" of ownership
Here it is, by the dollar (budget accordingly :D):
It's not how much you carry ... it's what you spent to carry it. :eek:
This and other meaningless tripe ... as we go forward
Too many lenses for me; I'm more of a minimalist.
You have a lot invested and this list makes you recognize that.
Neat idea breaking it down by the ounce.
That Sony 300mm lens is stupid expensive. Why?
You can find the Minolta 300mm f/2.8 APO for around $3200 ... but, it lacks the new SSM ... and that's still hard to appreciate with a $2800 increase in lens cost. True, the MFD is a bit closer ... but you are quite correct, it is obscenely priced and has been since day one.
I have seen the Minolta 300 APO G (D) SSM lens sell for around 4500.00~5000.00 yet still expensive.
Sure makes me wonder if you need to buy these expensive lenses from the Camera Store or a Jewelry Store. Ha!
You get what you pay for :p, good stuff is at the bottom!
You could also throw in the A900, A700, A300/350, A200, and A100 into the mix. A900 is by far the heaviest and it goes down from there.
yes, as is the image quality.
Originally Posted by dr4gon
But I love my Tokina AT-X 840! the 'cheapest' cost per ounce lens on the list, and there are only 6 'heavier' lenses on the list so that shoud make it a bargin right? right? LOL If you got the lght and the support it is a sweet shooting lens