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ZAO I vs. ZAO II...?

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#101 turtle86

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 12:16 PM

*ahem* all I can say is, when you're raising the price of something form $250 to $600 you darn well better promise some improvment!   Now whether the marketing hype matches reality is another story.

 

Did not see any color tone on the ZAO-I's I had, quite the opposite in fact.  I also doubt the tranmission on the 80's Jena orthos was only 90%, there's only 4 coatings surfaces and they should be at least 99% or higher transmission each.

 

Well, the TMB Supermonos are also more than twice what they were 10-12 years ago and I haven't heard any claims that the present ones are better.

Ultimately supply and demand set the price.



#102 vahe

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:47 AM

 all I can say is, when you're raising the price of something form $250 to $600 you darn well better promise some improvment!  

 

And all I can say is that the original $250 price tag for ZAO-1 was really too low given quality level and the effort put into producing these eyepieces, my guess is that something in the range of $450 would be the right price for these, and if that is a reasonable price then going from $450 to $600 in ten years time should not surprise anyone.

 

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 12:16 PM

 

 all I can say is, when you're raising the price of something form $250 to $600 you darn well better promise some improvment!  

 

And all I can say is that the original $250 price tag for ZAO-1 was really too low given quality level and the effort put into producing these eyepieces, my guess is that something in the range of $450 would be the right price for these, and if that is a reasonable price then going from $450 to $600 in ten years time should not surprise anyone.

 

Vahe

 

 

Totally agree. I think the market now more fairly reflects the quality and scarcity of the ZAO I's.

 

I sure envy those who were able to buy the 25 and 35mm ZAO I's at the original price.




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