Nikon 500 PF wait times

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LensWizard
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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!

your price on the 800 of 18,000 was actually 17,999.00 estimated price before the lens actually hit the shelves and on sale.. Just like my new 120-300 zoom was predicted at 11,999.00 and on the shelf price was sub 10k that i just bought 2 weeks ago.. no deals on BNIB big guns sealed in new NIKON BOXES..Double Sealed with Nikon Tape

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