I believe its more like a matter of shop pricing. Different shop price the same thing differently everywhere. It may not be a rip off but more like a older pricing. Distros give item at different pricing at different time. So alan photo may just be following a pricing 1 month ago. Then again MSColor may just be undercutting the price. Anyway u sure ms color pro 1 D is only 55? 55 is very cheap if u compare with online prices which is almost double.
thinking of who to give my biz to? i am going to buy a lens. Think i want to give to fairer dealer. That is why i want to double check if AP is ripping me off last time. Cos i narrowed down to AP and mscolor liao. So i am glad that u guys and gals are helping me by providing the info. thanks
by the way, the 77mm Pro1-D is really quoted at 55 by equote. I am forward to you if you pm me your email. thanks
growing peanuts is cheap. learning and researching the techniques to grow big and tasty peanuts is also not that expensive. but it is later found that peanuts can treat SARS. so the end retailers start selling S$50 per peanut, which is well affordable, although expensive.
there is no doubt that protective and other filters are important, but the degree of marking up is high.
yes, if you are talking about cost of production of any filter, and you look at the range.. and you examine how much it costs to actually produce a filter.. like in most of photography.. quality comes at an exponential price.
that said, isn't there a blardy price guide somewhere done by ortega? :dunno:
There is demand for filters.
There is supply of filters.
Demand for excellent filter is higher than demand for normal filter.
Supply of excellent filter is lower than that of normal filter.
So the price of excellent filter is definitely higher than normal filter.
Price wise? is it high?
If there is no supply of excellent filter and you have to manufacture your own, the price will be even higher.
Why the price is high for excellent filter?
Making normal filter requires normal skill. Making excellent filter requires exceptional skill.
If not we will be seeing alot of excellent filter manufacturers in the market already.
(It is likely I can bend 70% like beckham. But I am unlikely to be worth or getting 70% what beckham is getting. More like 7%, because there are alot of people out there who can bend 70% like beckham.)
The margin for filter seem to be high....
This is a capitalism. This is producer's surplus.