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50mm 1.8 Availability question..

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Monterey Jack, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. Well been looking (locally, dont care for ordering mail-order and waiting 2 months and I like to get my hands on it before I buy) for a 50mm 1.8(d) for my D70. Both Nikon dealers in this area (3 40 miles north and 1 40 miles south. The 3 up north are the same company) say that theres a big backorder from Nikon and they have no idea when they will be getting new lenses.

    Is this a local thing or is Nikon just not cranking lenses out?
  2. Look for a used one...they're all over. I haven't bought a new lens since 2001 or 2002, and I have saved a TON with no lemons. Give it a shot...especially with a 50 1.8...what have you got to lose?
  3. I'm looking for used also jbear. Just about as hard as finding new. Been looking on Flea-bay also but those are ending at pretty much new prices or are paypal only. I wont deal with paypal after being screwed over by them. Now if Tamron would make one for Nikons.....

    I'm patient though, one will pop up.
  4. paradiddle


    Jun 1, 2007
    I just bought 1 from B&H. $114 US.
  5. You can check out KEH in Atlanta for a good used one. They have a pristine reputation for equipment being far better than rated, and stellar customer service.

  6. My local camera shop has two listed for $59 (one in Ex, one in VG). I would be happy to pick one up and send it to you. I'm sure they probably have new ones also.

  7. I think they have given up making lenses..............:confused: 
  8. Dave


    Feb 7, 2007
    Suwanee, GA
    I've got one for sale in the For Sale forum...$95...gently used.
  9. The OP does not have access to the For Sale forum, remember our rules are 25 posts & 30 days. :wink:
  10. cubano


    Feb 11, 2007
    Pitman Photo Supply in South Florida

    NIKON 50mm 1.8 $ 113.00 new
  11. Hmmm... everywhere I look I see the 1.8 model.... maybe that's because I was looking for the 1.4? Most of the major sellers seem to have some on hand, used I'm not too sure about.
  12. SP77


    Jun 4, 2007
    Rockville, MD
    They've probably diverted as much production capacity as they can over to the 18-200 VR, and cut back the ones that there isn't much demand for and should be plenty of used in the field. The 50/1.8 is probably one of those.
  13. paradiddle


    Jun 1, 2007
    I just received my 50mm 1.8 from B&H. It took only two days. I have not had the chance to use it yet. I don't know how I intend to use it yet. I just felt that spending $100 on something so many people seem to like might be the most value for the dollar! How many things with nikon on them are this cheap?
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