Any evidence of the weaker yen affecting camera gear prices?

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noshea Forum Member • Posts: 59
Any evidence of the weaker yen affecting camera gear prices?

Surprised not the see any threads on this. The yen has apparently fallen some 20% since December because of the Japanese government's fiscal stimulus and devaluation policy. When prices go up the usual rational reason given is not 'camera companies being greedy' but an unfavourable exchange rate i.e. strong yen versus weak 'whatever'.

I've not made a study of it but as an example a Nikon D800 has been strubbornly around £1,900 in the UK, even going up a bit since Xmas if memory serves. Is this likely to be existing inventory that was bought wholesale at pre-devaluation prices and therefore doesn't reflect the present reality, or just retailers hoping for a bit of extra profit margin for every camera sold from new inventory by not lowering prices to reflect yen devaluation?

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