Nikon 500 PF wait times

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LensWizard Senior Member • Posts: 1,337
Re: widely in stock lately

patricksmith32 wrote:

The 800mm f5.6E FL actually launched at $18,000 so it has come down some, but I’ve seen it for even lower. They are hard to sell, especially recently so some stores have offered discounts on them. I saw an open box on eBay for $12,500 a couple months ago. The lens was brand new USA model, still had all of the plastic wrapping on it. Maybe it was a display or someone did an unboxing on it, but my point is you can find discounts sometimes. Recently the 300mm PF was posted (gray market) for $1100 on here or Nikonrumors can’t remember, but that’s amazing even for gray market! I personally buy my gear used as I used to be a buyer for a major camera store so I know where, how and what to do. I got my 400mm f2.8E FL in 9.5/10 condition, USA lens for only $6800! Sold my 400mm G VR for $4300, so cost me only $2500 to upgrade! My recently purchased D5 and 70-200mm FL were both “open-box” that I found, cane with USA warranty and the D5 was $4500, the lens was $1850!

My 800 is or will not be hard to sell as I bought it for me and its staying right here.. You are talking all about lenses that are NOT BNIB unsealed from Nikon so anything can happen. I have never seen the 800 offered for 18k us ever since it hit the shelves but i guess its possible..Buying used and unopened is a lot different then BNIB like I buy everything and I buy lots of stuff BNIB  Brand new in Box from Nikon

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