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Nikon 500 VR?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Joe Skulason, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Joe Skulason

    Joe Skulason

    Dec 4, 2007
    Hi there! I am having a really hard time finding a Nikon 500 VR! :/ I know B&H had it in stock a few days ago, but I missed that... I live in Iceland and would like to have it shipped here... I have the 8000$ sitting here, but no lens! :/

    I have really important birding trips coming up, and I would like to have the lens by then...

    If anyone could help me find one from a respected dealer, it would mean everything to me! ;) 

    P.s. My first post here, this is an awesome website! ;) 
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 21, 2008
  2. Why don't you try and pm Jim Fenton. Just search my name. He seems to have a local dealer that gets them in on occassion. I bought his AFSII model. It is an awesome lens!!!

  3. Joe Skulason

    Joe Skulason

    Dec 4, 2007
    Thanks, maybe I'll try that... anyone else know anything? :( 
  4. Exotic lenses are hard to come by right now. With the Olympics coming up in a few weeks, Nikon (and I understand Canon, too) are making sure there are plenty to go around for NPS. The supply should catch up soon...
  5. Sarheat


    May 22, 2008
  6. Joe Skulason

    Joe Skulason

    Dec 4, 2007
    Thanks, I'll look into that... I think it's kind of strange that I cant buy a lens that I am willing to spend 8000$ on.. hehe:p 
  7. general


    Apr 30, 2005
    Allen's Camera

    Try Allen's Camera at allen@allenscamera.com. He is pretty good at finding scarce lenses and is based on my personal experience totally reliable.
  8. Joe Skulason

    Joe Skulason

    Dec 4, 2007
    Thanks everyone! :)  I'll try out those dealers and stores...Although it doesn't look like I will get the lens before those birding trips... :/
  9. this is me

    this is me

    Feb 10, 2007
    Nikon is a joke when it comes to long lenses supply. Many of us have $8k-$10k but Nikon failed to take our money. :D 
    I hope after the Olympics, these lenses will be in stock more often.
  10. TimK


    Apr 17, 2006
    Hong Kong, China
    I think the supply is catching up. I saw 400 and 600 VRs in shops last week here in Hong Kong. Did not notice any 500 though!
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