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| p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · When will Canon catch up with Nikon in prices. |
Guess my predictions of Nikon dropping the prices of the camera bodies in order to gain market share and gouge customers was correct. Here is one the first examples of Nikon using that strategy. Even if you allow the dedicated TC $1,000 that still makes the lens 17K, 4k more than the Canon equivalent that was released in 2008.
Maybe we can stop debating the prices of camera bodies between manufacturers since you need to consider the cost of the entire system over the lifetime of ownership.
An 800mm lens is not exactly high-volume item, and it's unlikely to be part of the vast majority of photographer's systems. Both companies have been ratcheting up the introductory prices of their new lenses, partially because of the trip the yen took but also because it's likely that skimming the cream is the best pricing strategy for the market.