Can someone tell me why Canon 600mm II lens is $3000 more expensive than Nikon's?

Started Jul 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Can someone tell me why Canon 600mm II lens is $3000 more expensive than Nikon's?
In reply to Hobbyman, Aug 20, 2012

Hobbyman wrote:

Hi,

Can someone tell me why Canon 600mm II lens is $3000 more expensive than Nikon's? $3000 can buy a good camera and switch to Nikon.

Perhaps Nikon USA is price dumping, nobody buys it -) ?

In Switzerland the Nikon is 1000 Sfr more expensive than the Canon, if you buy cheapest option online.
In Canada it seems the Canon is "only" 2000$ more expensive.
There are also nice price charts, showing currency fluctuations:

http://www.photoprice.ca/product/00811/Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-600mm-f4-G-IF-ED-VR-price.html

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