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Rising lens prices

February 16th, 2009 Posted in News

Thanks to the ever appreciating Yen, lens prices (of Nikons anyway) have started rising considerably. Just watching the prices at B&H and other places anyone that was looking at a lens about a month ago is probably going through sticker shock right now.  With the economy the way it is, I predict Nikon’s sales will plummet even more.  I’ll be curious to see what will come out at PMA and how the new lenses are priced.  The new 35/1.8 AF-S is priced well at $199 but some of the other lenses may not share that same ‘bargain’ feel.

The increase may not affect everyone but to the high-end amateur, they might wait this one out.  The problem is, it might be a long time.

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