Nikon Canada forcing Df purchase with kit lens?

Started Nov 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Joseph
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Re: prob frustrating for retailers too
In reply to eastvillager, Nov 13, 2013

eastvillager wrote:

Judging from the reaction to its tank size body i think interest has waned already. Anybody I know that had interest in it like myself are turned off by its bulk and overly complicated top controls.

Jogger wrote:

Yea, that seems to be the case. I imagine that the retailers are just as frustrated. I called my local "Henrys" and told them that I wasnt interested in the kit lens at all, but, there was nothing they could do about it. By the time that the body-only options are available, i suspect interest in the Df will have significantly waned.

digitalphotographer wrote:

Does anyone know why in Canada one has to buy the 50mm "special edition" lens with the Df? There are no body-only options. Does this happen in any other markets other than Canada?

According to many, the Df is already overpriced as it is, but now Nikon Canada wants to squeeze owners of existing 50mm f/1.8 lens one more time by forcing us to pay more for a lens that we already have? What's going on at Nikon Canada these days?

By the way, I really don't like the silver ring on the new special edition lens, totally destroying the new design, but that's just me. In the end, design or not, Canadians shouldn't be forced to pay for the kit if one only wants the body?

Last week I went to the Henry's on Steeles W in Toronto last Wednesday. While I was checking out the Fuji X-E1 kit I was chatting with the salesperson and he told me that there aren't many Df preorders @ their location (there was only 7 at the time), unlike during the first 2~3 days of the D800 launch where they got flooded with preorders from both NPS & regular customers. He also said that a lot of customers asked if they can order the body only on the first day and most went away frustrated.

May be it is just this store, who knows?

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