Why are some camera lenses so expensive?

Getting standard lenses at an attainable price is although a difficult task. However, there is variation in the lenses prices, a few cost much lesser compared to other lenses, the cost of the lenses basically depend upon the type of glasses used inside it, bright aperture lens will cost you more and average aperture lens will cost you normal. But the most important thing is that you should know if the lens is supported by your camera body or not. So, what is the actual reason that a few lenses comes under the expensive range.


Let us read these articles in details to see why do so?

It is fair to pay a bit more price for those lenses which are great in quality or technically and optically excellent. If you choose inexpensive lens then perhaps you will be disappointed by the disrupted results of the lens like low image quality and also not proving effective for your desired shooting purposes.

It’s so intrinsic that you can’t stick with the same lens for longer time, but some compromises with the lens works and a few who go beyond the deep concept of photography, feel the need to replace the current lens and this time they own expensive one than the previous because they want new and more.

What is new and more?- There is nothing bravado in sparing much more cash on buying only an expensive DSLR, but a massive and best lens is also a muster required for this camera body. So, keeping your older lens aside start using the new one with brand new and advanced features like…

Optical design- A lens manufacturer has to do a lot of redesigned optical works to make lenses for the professional shooters so that the lens can provide outstanding clarity, image quality and durability. Suppose a lens features Hybrid IS system that can correct upto 4-stop camera shutter, reduces effects of camera shake while shooting and the other one doesn’t have IS system so have to pay a more bucks more this lens to get the advantage of IS system. As well as, if the lens also features ultra low dispersion (UD)  that correct color aberration for high resolution, high contrast images and to achieve highest level of optical quality, all these lens element are expensive, but they are important to be used if you want to achieve the ultimate quality of your composition.

Aperture- Sometimes it is seen that photographers have trouble shooting at lowlight conditions, all due to their slow and variable aperture lenses. However, Compared to the consumer lenses the professional lenses are much faster and constant aperture that makes a solid balance with the autofocus system result in nice and smooth lowlight shooting.

Bokeh– After trying a number of times the photographers don’t able to acquire natural and creamy bokeh and the reason is all due to the same slow and variable aperture, which generally used in consumer lenses. But if you pick the professional grade lenses then you must get bokeh that will be up to the standard, because most of the professional lenses are designed in such a way (large maximum aperture) that the lens of the camera will be able to render the beautiful backgrounds of the subjects in any condition of shooting.

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AF speed– You can’t be a good one to capture the fast actions of the subjects instantly and accurately if you owned a camera that features slower AF system, which normally does in the case of consumer level lenses. If you are a professional shooter then you must have the lens that has faster AF motors, which is much required solution when you go for wildlife photography. In addition, a maximum number of AF points also very effective to track the focused subjects immediately.

Image stabilization-   In general, we see consumer grade lenses don’t incorporate image stabilization, which is much effective tool to compensate the unwanted camera shake problems and allows your lens to work gently even in lowlight and slower shutter speed. But unlike consumer level lenses the professional grade lenses feature the image stabilization so that you must have to pay more bucks to enjoy the advantage of this brilliant image stabilization.

Whether sealing– Consumer level lenses don’t allow you to shoot at the bad weather conditions like in humidity or rain etc, because their feeble construction is unable to protect the lens from the affect of unwanted weather results even from dust and moisture. But you can have a worry -free shooting with the professional grade cameras that come with strong weather sealing and you can enjoy nonstop performance from your camera even in the difficult conditions of shooting.

Size-  Bigger sensor means more number of glasses and that means more costs and it is what the professional cameras do.

However, these all were the primary things that ultimately intensify the lens price, but the professional photographers have no problem with all these, their main aim is better photography in any number of conditions.



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