I would assume the margins are about the same for the price point. I don’t believe there is magnesium in the construction, more likely than not that would be listed in specs, I’m sure if someone knows it will be posted. I believe it’s mostly plastic with a metal upper casing. With the L IS it seems to be priced in its optics category of approximately the $1000 range, Whatever the margins are for making that level glass , then factor in the other $500 for the IS component.The point is, Canon’s margins are no less than Zeiss etc.
There is nothing “expensive” in an IS bino. The value is in the design, thus margin.
Whats the cost of the Canon 10x42 body? Is it magnesium alloy?
You are making lots of assumptions......based on little more than speculation.I would assume the margins are about the same for the price point. I don’t believe there is magnesium in the construction, more likely than not that would be listed in specs, I’m sure if someone knows it will be posted. I believe it’s mostly plastic with a metal upper casing. With the L IS it seems to be priced in its optics category of approximately the $1000 range, Whatever the margins are for making that level glass , then factor in the other $500 for the IS component.
Technically you’re getting $1000 optic for $1500 that has image stabilization capabilities without the bells and whistles of magnesium body, fit and finish etc. etc. The technology/electronics of the IS is over 10 years old , so maybe the margin for that side of the tool could be where much of the margins comes from, just speculation.
Canon can get away with $1500 for the L on a mid upper grade optic because it’s the overall package and tool your paying for. If they were $2000 they wouldn’t be selling many, and at $1000 they would be more popular.
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Price point vs price?
Any accountants here?
Assumption - the mother of all... er.. ah... mess ups (to misquote Marcinko/Rogue Warrior)
Um, how do you KNOW that?That is unlikely.
Optics and body costs likely similar.
IS costs and development overhead add to the Canon.
Alpha warranty +20%.
Alpha marketing +20%
Canon 2/3rds of Alpha retail price or maybe even less.
So Alpha would be far higher mark-up.
I would be surprised if either a 8x42 SF or 10x42L cost each company more than £400...... I reckon less.
SF retails for ~£2300.
42L retails for ~£1600.
I make speculations? Really? Go look at almost every one of your Previous posts. There’s nobody in this discussion that has speculation and assumptions as much as you , and you even put numbers to it.You are making lots of assumptions......based on little more than speculation.
Canon x18s (/x15s) are metal body ..... find the photos or video that strips them down and the white corrosion is clear to see.
In terms of mark-up....... The numbers already cited are probably more reflective of reality. You seem to believe that an Alpha is double the manufacturing cost of a 10x42L..... which is illogical looking at the engineering content in both.
Buy a Svbony Sv202 10x42 at £130 and strip it down. Do the same with a SF and compare each component ....... you might be surprised. The only significant difference I would expect is in the glass and coatings. This would not account for the £2200 difference in retail price!
Ha .....if you want people to take you seriously put your money where your mouth is , and go try out a few
Basically, you wanna tell the rest of us that you’re the smartest guy in the room for not falling for the alpha marketing BS.Ha .....
I was considering buying an SFL ..... Had them in a basket, but decided not to.
As I said in the past, I chose to go the IS route instead. Not as well as £7000 of Alphas.
Why ?...... because they provide a better tool for my needs.......as you have confirmed yourself.
If I need to do a long or arduous hike, then I'll use my lower tier bins, which are light ....... Or my light IS 12x36s.
I have no problem you paying S,L,Z a huge markup for Alpha bins ....... but I don't feel inclined to, for lower handheld performance.
You and the other chaps can justify to yourselves and each other the purchase and convince yourselves of the value you are getting by the stepped change in optical performance 👍😁.
You started the fanboy thread.....for the second time, to have the same debate again.
I will someday try the Zeiss borrow scheme and see if I too feel that the optics are worth a huge premium.
No ...... you make your own choices.Basically, you wanna tell the rest of us that you’re the smartest guy in the room for not falling for the alpha marketing BS.