Nikon to double production of the 500PF

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Ricardo00 Contributing Member • Posts: 547
Re: Nikon to double production of the 500PF

Dibyendu Majumdar wrote:

rcower wrote:

Wow! They're going to make 2 a month. Great news!

Actually it appears Nikon have made nearly 6000 units so far - perhaps 500 a month. I base this on the a site that estimates lens production based on serial numbers.

http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

If you compare the sales volumes of the 500 PF with other 500mm lenses, it appears that Nikon have got a hit on their hands. So it makes absolute sense to double the production.

It seems to me, that supply has almost caught up to demand.  That is, the wait is closer to several weeks now at the smaller photography stores than several months.  If this isn't true, I would be happy to be corrected!

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