Originally Posted by CAVX
That price was calculated for the new prisms (the photo is of the current lens). The price has to be set where it is so that the distributor and retailer both make money. The new prisms BTW are not trophies, but custom ground to my spec.
I would like to do another group buy, but I want minimum commitment given the financial outlay I have already made...
Or the prism prices go up which is what happened here...
Sam is able to get 2 coated prisms for 99 euros (some $136 USD)
I presume they are also custom cut. I am sure his mount is easy to
make and wont cost more than 50 bucks.
And now we can get prisms coated in US for affordable cost.
I wonder what is the major difference between the prisms that
we can get in US for $50 a piece to the custom cut prisms or the
prisms used in riduculously priced commercial lens, other than
the fact that they are trophies. I guess the commercial lenses are
expensive just because of monopoly. If there are more manufacturers
obviously the price will drop. The prism prices arent going to go up.
After all it is a piece of glass and they are used for variousl other
applications including trophies.
Moreover when I have a projector like IN72 which costs $599 or less
I wouldnt want to spend a lot of money for the lens.
These group buy options for a couple of hundred bucks is good enough.
Like I said I tried the $8 ebay prisms and the picture was fine. I am sure
the US prisms (this thread) or sam's prisms would be just fine especially as they are coated.