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Nikon Lens Price Drop

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by wbeem, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. wbeem

    wbeem

    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    I just caught this post on NikonRumors.com. Makes me wish that Nikon would celebrate it's 75th anniversary here in the States, too.
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    To celebrate Nikon's 75th anniversary, there is a major discount on Nikon lenses in France (source). The offer will be valid from October 1st till the end of 2008. No word yet if this is a Nikon sponsored discount and whether it will be a world wide event. Here is the list (€100 = US$140):

    OFFRE SPECIALE POUR LES 75 ANS NIKKOR
    Pour les 75 ans des optiques Nikon, dites NIKKOR, une opération de réduction sur une gamme d'objectifs, à valoir sur le tarif Nikon-France à la BOUTIQUE NIKON
    50 € de réduction pour le AFD 28/2.8, AFD 50/1.4, AFS DX 55-200 VR et AFD 35/2.
    75 € de réduction pour le AFD 24/2.8, 85/1.8, TC 14E II, TC 17E II et TC 20E II.
    100 € de réduction pour le AFS 60 MACRO, AFS 70-300 VR, AFD 18-35, AFD 20/2.8, AFS DX 16-85 VR, et AFS 24-120 VR.
    125 € de réduction pour le AFD 10.5/2.8, AFS DX 18-200 VR, AFD 24-85/2.8-4, AFD 16/2.8 et AFS 105 MACRO VR.
    150 € de réduction pour le AFD 180/2.8 et AFD 105/2 DC.
    200 € de réduction pour le AFS DX 12-24, AFD 85/1.4, AFS 300/4, AFD 135/2 DC, AFS DX 17-55/2.8 et AFD 200/4 MACRO.
    250 € de réduction pour le PCE 85/2.8, AFS 24-70/2.8, AFD 80-400 VR, PCE 45/2.8 et AFS 14-24/2.8.
    300 € de réduction pour le PCE 24/3.5.
    350 € de réduction pour le AFS 70-200/2.8 VR.
    500 € de réduction pour le AFS 200/2 VR.
    600 € de réduction pour le AFS 300/2.8 VR.
    800 € de réduction pour le AFS 200-400/4 VR.
    1000 € de réduction pour le AFS 400/2.8 VR.
    Offre non cumulable, valable du 01/10/08 au 31/12/08 pour tout objectif livré et facturé avant le 31 Décembre 2008.
     
  2. Sounds almost too good to be true. That would equate to $1400 off a 400 2.8. If it is true, I guess it would be smart marketing on the part of Nikon, and it would draw even more Canon people to the 'black' side.
     
  3. ibcj

    ibcj

    732
    Dec 19, 2006
    New York
    We can only hope 1. this is true and 2. they do something similar in the States.
     
  4. wbeem

    wbeem

    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    Well, keep in mind that it comes from a rumor site. This is the source they cited: http://www.laboutiquenikon.com/

    Honestly, I'm a bit skeptical about the price discounts alleged here, because that's a serious chunk of change to drop on some glass that's selling very well. I posted it here hoping someone could either confirm or debunk it.
     
  5. kgill

    kgill

    853
    Jul 25, 2007
    Europe
    yeah, well, when you consider that EURO prices are usually about 2X US prices...you're still getting a better deal in the U.S. even with no discount!!!
     
  6. reyv

    reyv

    856
    Apr 7, 2006
    SF Bay Area, CA
    I wouldn't count on it. The most I'd expect is for them to bring back the Triple Rebate this holiday season. Here's an old one.
     
  7. doubt it, and true or not, the only lens i'd like right now is the 105 macro and i'd rather spend the money saved on that list to buy in NY, spend time with family, take some shots around the city and buy the lens at the same price or cheaper still.
     
  8. that holiday discount is not much. $20-$40 off a $700 dollar lens is not a steal
     
  9. Well, if you do what they want you to do (i.e. buy 3), then it's a pretty good deal. If a similar deal were available this holiday season (was there a similar offer in Canada last year?), I could see myself buying 3 items and saving $390 off of $3620 worth of gear. That's better than 10% off.

    Err, hmm ... okay, let's hope there ISN'T a similar deal this season.
     
  10. Last year Nikon Canada had a glossy newspaper insert in late November........They were promoting the D300 and offered 50 to 100 dollars off the 55-200VR and 70-300 VR. Didn't see any promotions on pro glass...

    Cheers

    Ted:smile:
     
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