Zuiko ED 300mm f/2.8 - price drop??

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Zuiko ED 300mm f/2.8 - price drop??
5 months ago

Anytime I've looked up this lens (new) at various sites, it always is going for full price i.e. US $6999.99.  This lens is unfortunately out of my price range so granted, I'm not checking prices on it that often.  Normally I'm looking up the lens to get some spec on it.

But I just noticed that B&H Photo is selling it for about $500 off - $6499.00.  Checking out Adorama, they (not surprisingly) have matched the price although they have the list price down at $7999.00! Actually, I'm not sure who lowered the price first to be fair.

Olympus USA is still selling it at full list $6999.99 - no sale - no rebate.

Has anyone seen this lens below the $7000 mark from a reputable dealer before?  I always thought this lens was custom built upon order but B&H has it in stock (unless someone ordered and returned one).  If this lens hasn't been below the $7000 mark before, could this be the start of unloading ZD lens inventory?

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