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p.1 #1 · When will Canon catch up with Nikon in prices.


Just saw the new notice about the Nikon 800 5.6 for $18,000. I really wish Canon would take some inspiration from that type of thinking and start offering all the unfortunate Canon shooters of the world lenses with that sort of technology. That 800 must be light years ahead of the Canon version that has been out for years, I mean it is so much more expensive it must take the photos for you or something.



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Jan 29, 2013 at 07:47 AM
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p.1 #2 · When will Canon catch up with Nikon in prices.


A-ha. 18,000 for a highly specialised kit for working pros who'll claw back the cost shooting Federer's pores or dying zebras. Or rich hobbyists, who by means fair or foul, have the money to use one to photograph sky rats.


Jan 29, 2013 at 07:52 AM
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p.1 #3 · When will Canon catch up with Nikon in prices.


I think for all the other big whites canon overtook the Nikon versions when the mk2's came out.

That Nikon 800 is just out so much newer than the canon 800 .

Also I think if canon made the 800 that price then given how many threads we see comparing the 600mk2 + 1.4 mk3 to be the equal or better than the 800L canon would just never sell any



Jan 29, 2013 at 07:58 AM
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p.1 #4 · 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.



Jan 29, 2013 at 07:58 AM
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p.1 #5 · When will Canon catch up with Nikon in prices.


jctriguy wrote:
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.



Jan 29, 2013 at 08:12 AM
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p.1 #6 · When will Canon catch up with Nikon in prices.


jctriguy wrote:
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.


Maybe we can stop buying the latest and greatest and see if that makes them squirm.



Jan 29, 2013 at 08:30 AM
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p.1 #7 · When will Canon catch up with Nikon in prices.


I am impressed by the Nikkor's MTF chart. But for the asking price it is like buying a couple of Canon 800s when it first came out.


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p.1 #8 · When will Canon catch up with Nikon in prices.


jctriguy wrote:
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.


Most DSLR shooters only buy one or two lenses so system costs are mainly significant to pros and well-heeled gear hounds. I own 10 lenses but many date back to the mid-90s, some were bought used and only a couple brushed up against the $1200 mark.



Jan 29, 2013 at 09:13 AM
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p.1 #9 · When will Canon catch up with Nikon in prices.


Let's see what the difference between MSRP and street is going to be like.


Jan 29, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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p.1 #10 · When will Canon catch up with Nikon in prices.


jctriguy wrote:
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.


Looking at your lens lineup...why do you even care what the price of this lens is at? It's sort of like complaining about the prices of ferraris when you drive ladas. What is the purpose of your post?



Jan 29, 2013 at 01:16 PM
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p.1 #11 · When will Canon catch up with Nikon in prices.


^^^ This makes more sense the the OP. Buy what suits your budget and needs. Nikon, Canon etc don't make those products for no reason. Obviously there is a demand regardless of the price.


Jan 29, 2013 at 01:23 PM
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p.1 #12 · When will Canon catch up with Nikon in prices.


chez wrote:
Looking at your lens lineup...why do you even care what the price of this lens is at? It's sort of like complaining about the prices of ferraris when you drive ladas. What is the purpose of your post?[/quote]


There is a new Nikon lens announcement thread on the Nikon forum. This kind of a thread probably belongs there.

What is relevant here to us Canon gear users is that...
(1) Nikon could be setting a new standard of 800mm lens performance excellence which migh push Canon in that direction as well, which is a good thing.
(2) Canon might rethink their
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Jan 29, 2013 at 01:44 PM
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p.1 #13 · When will Canon catch up with Nikon in prices.


I think what really hurts is the increased pricing on day to day lenses that a lot of photographers use. $2400 for a new 24-70. $2500 for a 70-200. $18K for an 800 is one thing as it's a pretty small group of users. Wait till Canon releases a new 100-400 at $3000+.


Jan 29, 2013 at 01:47 PM
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p.1 #14 · When will Canon catch up with Nikon in prices.


Man, at that price you could begin to consider the SigMonster as well.


Jan 29, 2013 at 03:17 PM





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