Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED AF-S VR --> what is the USA price?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Sam Carleton, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. Sam Carleton

    Sam Carleton Guest

    I got into photography in 1984, the year Nikon had come out with the
    manual focus 200~400 f/4. I was only in 8th grade, but I wanted the
    lens in the worst way. I was heart broken when they discontinued
    the lens only a few years later.

    Today, just now, I see that they have come out with an AF-S VR
    version of the very same lens! Oh my god! I WILL own this one, I
    just need to know how much as to know how to sell my wife on
    allowing me to get it!

    Does anyone know what it is going to go for in the USA?

    Sam
     
    Sam Carleton, Sep 18, 2003
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    Aaron Ng Guest

    Aaron Ng, Sep 18, 2003
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    Aaron Ng Guest

    From the latest info from www.dpreview.com, the 200-400 G VR AFS was
    supposed to be at a retail price of US$6,700.

    Regards,
    Aaron
     
    Aaron Ng, Sep 18, 2003
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  4. ......Which is a rediculous price.....If I was faced with paying 6700 dollars
    for a VR Nikkor, I think I would spend my money on a top of the line Canon
    and buy the very good quality Canon IS lenses that are available for
    it.......
     
    William Graham, Sep 18, 2003
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  5. Sam Carleton

    Aaron Ng Guest

    Yup, looks ridiculous. But think of it, how much does a Canon 400mm f/4 IS
    USM cost? looking at the price of that lens, Nikon's 200-400 f/4 VR AFS is
    not too bad. Me, I'm looking forward more to the D2H.

    Regards,
    Aaron
     
    Aaron Ng, Sep 18, 2003
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    Doug Payne Guest

    I need to know how much to sell my wife *for* :)
     
    Doug Payne, Sep 18, 2003
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    Wes J Guest

    Well then why don't you just do that. By the way, the original is so well
    thought of, it's been known to fetch more used than the new price. It's
    amazing how someone makes a post about Nikon equipment, and, zoom, here
    comes some Canon guy to spin it back to Canon. BTW, Canon has no equivalent
    to Nikon's new lens, so if that's the focal length you wanted, why would you
    switch to Canon? Jeesh!
     
    Wes J, Sep 18, 2003
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  8. As a Canon guy, I agree with you. If Canon came out with a 200-400 f4 IS
    USM, certainly several photographers might be tempted to dump their 100-400
    f4.5-5.6 lenses in its favor...
     
    Skip Middleton, Sep 18, 2003
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  9. Well, lets see.....I could buy the Canon outfit, the 200-400 Nikkor, or your
    wife.....Hummmmm.....Can she cook?
     
    William Graham, Sep 18, 2003
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  10. Well.....I'm not really a "Canon guy"....I have all Nikon equipment....I was
    just commenting on the idea of paying $6700 for one zoom lens......I could
    get a Leica M7 with two or three top of the line Leitz lenses for
    $6700......It seems just a little too high to me....But, I suppose if you're
    a pro, and really need the lens for your work......Yeah - I stand
    corrected........
     
    William Graham, Sep 18, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Pic of your wife please. Oh! You mean "convincing" her that you should
    spend the money meant for the upstairs bathroom renovation...
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 18, 2003
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    EDGY01 Guest

    << I got into photography in 1984, the year Nikon had come out with the
    manual focus 200~400 f/4. I was only in 8th grade, but I wanted the
    lens in the worst way. >><BR><BR>


    I know of a mint condition one for $3500, if you're interested.

    dan
     
    EDGY01, Sep 27, 2003
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