Nikon Canada forcing Df purchase with kit lens?

Started Nov 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP digitalphotographer Contributing Member • Posts: 662
Quick update on the Nikon Df "kit" in Canada

A quick update and thanks to everyone who gave feedback on the Nikon Df kit. I decided to get the kit at launch because dealers are saying that the availability of body-only option is unknown.

After seeing the 50mm in person, it's not bad at all, but since I already have the 50mm/1.2 AIS, if I had to get another "normal" lens again, it would be the 58mm/1.4G which seems to have that "magical" quality.

In the meantime, I've listed the 50mm "special edition" lens for sale to fund the 58mm/1.4G! Shame on you, Nikon.

Some samples from the Df and 50/1.2AIS are posted here:

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?

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