so that's quite a hike even considering the short supply and currency. I see the yen floating at 95 to the dollar, down from way over 100 just last year. I say it is dissapointing but not unexpected to see all things japanese becoming more expensive.
Wow. Too rich for my blood by a long shot. I don't know how they can expect anyone to afford that in this economy, much less pro photogs.
I get emails from local pros asking if they can shoot for us at the student newspaper for some extra money because times are so tough. The local paper has already laid off one of their 5 photo staffers.
My 70-200 does quite nicely, and while I like the new design and the MTF looks fantastic, it won't be in my near future.