Panasonic 2x TC pricing UK !!!! what are they thinking

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Panasonic 2x TC pricing UK !!!! what are they thinking

Right lest the jokers jump in , yes I am Scottish and paying a penny more than I need to would bring a tear to my eye But really I honestly thought I had misread the UK price of the 2x TC.£999!!! for a tele-convertor

http://www.mathersoflancashire.co.uk/product.aspx?id=3603&IsProduct=True

That puts the 200mm lens kit { only available here with the included 1.4x } plus 2x TC combo in at £3,699 ! I can only assume they are having a laugh , just as I would at anyone who bought a £999 TC .

The Canon 2xTC comes in at £390

https://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/Canon/Canon-EF-lenses/Canon-Extender-EF-2x-III

The Nikon 2xTC comes in at £395

https://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/Nikon/Nikon-FX-Lenses/Nikon-AF-S-TC-20E-III-Teleconverter

Even Sony not known for bargain prices is £469

https://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/Sony/Sony-E-Mount-Lenses/Sony-2x-Teleconverter-E-Mount-SEL20TC

For an example this kind of money will buy you a D500 body + 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM S for a m43 equivalent 225-450mm F/4.2- 4.7 as opposed to the 400mm F/5.6 the 200mm plus 2xTC gets you. With some £700 left over . Or a G9 body with leica 12-60mm and Panasonic 100-400mm with around £400 left over

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