d3x price starting to go down a bit in Japan

Started Dec 21, 2008 | Discussions
Bernard Languillier Veteran Member • Posts: 4,672
d3x price starting to go down a bit in Japan

Can now be had for 768.000 Yen without negociation, down from 799.000 Yen yesterday.

Still too high, but it might be OK in a week from now if it keeps going down a the same pace.

Cheers,
Bernard

OP Bernard Languillier Veteran Member • Posts: 4,672
Still going down...

Bernard Languillier wrote:

Can now be had for 768.000 Yen without negociation, down from 799.000
Yen yesterday.

5 hours later, it is now at 762,800 Yen.

As far as I know, such a quick drop is un-precedented for a Nikon DSLR release in Japan, this now 6200 Euro.

Cheers,
Bernard

Laurent T New Member • Posts: 1
Re: Still going down...
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In which store have you recorded such a drop. one of the major ones like Yodobashi or Bic Camera or a smaller one? Tokyo ?

joeyv Contributing Member • Posts: 587
Re: Still going down...

Wait a few months more... price should go down to near 1dsmkIII level.
Or wait 'til last part of 2009 for D700x
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OP Bernard Languillier Veteran Member • Posts: 4,672
Yet a tiny bit lower

Now at 761,900 from online retailers:

http://kakaku.com/item/K0000008369/

The large stores are still at 898.000 Yen - 10% points = 808,000 Yen.

Cheers,
Bernard

OP Bernard Languillier Veteran Member • Posts: 4,672
Now at 759,900 Yen...
AlexanderVC Regular Member • Posts: 259
Re: Now at 759,900 Yen...

Not to hijack the thread but the D700 is now down to 213,000 and change. I just hope this does not lead Nikon into the waters that Toyota is now swimming in.

Alex

Bernard Languillier wrote:

http://kakaku.com/item/K0000008369/pricehistory/

Cheers,
Bernard

M Lammerse
M Lammerse Forum Pro • Posts: 11,585
Re: Now at 759,900 Yen...

Going down quickly as I epxected,

I can get the camera for 700.000 Yen, although my brother in law likes to sell it to me, my wife doesn't like me to buy it

I wait a bit...
michel

Bernard Languillier wrote:

http://kakaku.com/item/K0000008369/pricehistory/

Cheers,
Bernard

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OP Bernard Languillier Veteran Member • Posts: 4,672
Now 750.000 Yen
OP Bernard Languillier Veteran Member • Posts: 4,672
Re: Now at 759,900 Yen...

M Lammerse wrote:

Going down quickly as I epxected,
I can get the camera for 700.000 Yen, although my brother in law
likes to sell it to me, my wife doesn't like me to buy it

Is that only just you Michel or can you extend that treatment to fellow DPreview colleagues?

Cheers,
Bernard

BRJR Forum Pro • Posts: 13,641
It's Too Late For Me & Nikon Didn't Get Any Of My Money This Holiday Season, :-)

Bernard Languillier:

1. As, the cash I was going to spend on a D3X --- I just spent on a Leica M8.2 and a couple of Leica M lenses (roughly $10,000, USD, total). Leica, will now be getting more of my money, and Nikon less of it......

2. Hobbyists, such as myself, have a lot of choices besides Nikon ----- and, do not like being "played with" as seems to be going on with Nikon's pricing versus worth and lack of features/innovation of the D3X (IMO).

3. For, those that want a quality high MP Body, the Leica S2 System, with the S2 Body 37.5 MP sensor appears to be a good alternative to either Nikon, Sony or Canon, here's a link to more info:

http://us.leica-camera.com/photography/s_system/

http://www.kenrockwell.com/leica/return-2008.htm

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BRJR ....(LOL, some of us are quite satisfied as Hobbyists ..)

Bernard Languillier wrote:

Can now be had for 768.000 Yen without negociation, down from 799.000
Yen yesterday.

Still too high, but it might be OK in a week from now if it keeps
going down a the same pace.

Cheers,
Bernard

 BRJR's gear list:BRJR's gear list
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dasams
dasams Senior Member • Posts: 1,078
Toyota leading Nikon? Huh?

AlexanderVC wrote:

I just hope this does not lead Nikon into the waters that
Toyota is now swimming in.

Care to elaborate? dave

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OP Bernard Languillier Veteran Member • Posts: 4,672
Well...

BRJR wrote:

Bernard Languillier:

1. As, the cash I was going to spend on a D3X --- I just spent on a
Leica M8.2 and a couple of Leica M lenses (roughly $10,000, USD,
total). Leica, will now be getting more of my money, and Nikon less
of it......

Not too sure about that decision. For what it is worth...

http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=30426&pid=245839&mode=threaded&start=#entry245839

Cheers,
Bernard

Nakiphoto Contributing Member • Posts: 575
D3x NZ price

Here in New Zealand the D3x is being listed at NZ$21,200 plus a free 8gb card!!! On Trademe (our version of ebay) they are selling for NZ$16,000!! Not that the retailers have any available, whereas the Trademe seller has a couple in stock (a reputable seller too).

Admittedly our dollar has dropped from US80c to 52, but it's still a hell of a price.
The D3 is retailing for NZ$7,900 and 5D2 for NZ$4,595.

Cheers

J0seph Regular Member • Posts: 166
How much more could the Really get form you?

If you really own all of the gear in your profile lists below, how much more can Nikon really expect to get from you?

1. Nikkor Primes:
14mm f/2.8D
16mm f/2.8D (fisheye)
20mm f/2.8D
35mm f/2.0D
50mm f/1.4D,
60mm f/2.8D (micro)
85mm f/1.4D
105mm f/2.0DC
135mm f/2.0DC
180mm f/2.8D
200mm f/4.0D (micro)
300mm f/2.8 VR

2. Nikkor Zooms:
14-24mm f/2.8G
17-35mm f/2.8D
24-70mm f/2.8G
28-70mm f/2.8D (the 'Beast')
24-120mm VR
70-200mm f/2.8D VR
70-300mm VR

3. Nikkor DX Lenses:
10.5mm f/2.8 (fisheye)
12-24mm f/4.0D
17-55mm f/2.8D
18-200mm VR

4. Non-Nikon Lenses:
Tamron 11-18mm
Tamron 28-300mm VC
Sigma 50-500mm (the 'Bigma')

5. Nikon Camera Bodies:
1, D3, with attached Kirk BL-D3 L-Bracket;
1, D700, with attached Kirk BL-D700 L-Bracket
1, D300, with attached Nikon Battery Grip & Kirk BL-D300G L-Bracket;

2, D80 Bodies, each with an attached Nikon Battery Grip and Kirk MDM 80 L- Bracket.

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Waldo_O Senior Member • Posts: 1,538
Re: How much more could the Really get form you?

J0seph wrote:

If you really own all of the gear in your profile lists below, how
much more can Nikon really expect to get from you?

Very valid point

For half of the price of the 'highly collectible' Leica + lenses, I think I would have picked up an A900, the CZ 24-70 and made sure that I really needed that much resolution to begin with.

Seems all of the higher end DSLRs are destined to become obsolete in the near future according to KR. Of course he was just saying recently that a $10.00 disposable film camera beats anything digital. I wonder if he types faster than he thinks?

jonny1976 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,277
Re: d3x price starting to go down a bit in Japan

i don't now if somebody ah seen this

http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/2230/Nikon-D3x-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-.html

it's 5500 euro..at this price the camera is far competitive.

i'm apentax user who work with pentax, a bit strange:)). next year i'd like to add a nikon kit, 2 body and 2/3 lenses for pj and when i need a more consistent af, and keep my pentax everything else. clearly if price will go down , i'm seriously considering this camera. My dream is a medium forma camera, so let's see how prices will behave next year. clearly i pay in euro and a this point euro people are far more comfortable with prices.

Bernard Languillier wrote:

Can now be had for 768.000 Yen without negociation, down from 799.000
Yen yesterday.

Still too high, but it might be OK in a week from now if it keeps
going down a the same pace.

Cheers,
Bernard

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 jonny1976's gear list:jonny1976's gear list
Nikon D2X
String
String Senior Member • Posts: 2,242
Re: How much more could the Really get form you?

Not a bad collection for a self proclaimed hobbiest... hate to see the bill if he were a pro

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Daves602
Daves602 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,640
That is still more expensive than here in Australia at $12350 Aud GST included

If you buy from here they take the GST of the price, making the camera around $11,200 Aud. 1 English pound is close to $2.40 Au.

jonny1976 wrote:
i don't now if somebody ah seen this

http://www.srsmicrosystems.co.uk/2230/Nikon-D3x-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-.html

it's 5500 euro..at this price the camera is far competitive.
i'm apentax user who work with pentax, a bit strange:)). next year
i'd like to add a nikon kit, 2 body and 2/3 lenses for pj and when i
need a more consistent af, and keep my pentax everything else.
clearly if price will go down , i'm seriously considering this
camera. My dream is a medium forma camera, so let's see how prices
will behave next year. clearly i pay in euro and a this point euro
people are far more comfortable with prices.

Bernard Languillier wrote:

Can now be had for 768.000 Yen without negociation, down from 799.000
Yen yesterday.

Still too high, but it might be OK in a week from now if it keeps
going down a the same pace.

Cheers,
Bernard

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Warm regards, Dave.
Australian NPS member

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Nikon D3 Nikon D300S Nikon D810 Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED +25 more
M Lammerse
M Lammerse Forum Pro • Posts: 11,585
Re: Now at 759,900 Yen...

Hello Bernard,

No, unfortunately not, otherwise I would start a camera business for sure! It's even hard for me to order camera and accesoires for my family here by this way.

Actually if I want to buy the camera for that price, I cannot not buy it myself, I pay it and the actual buying is done by my brother in law.

Michel

Bernard Languillier wrote:

M Lammerse wrote:

Going down quickly as I epxected,
I can get the camera for 700.000 Yen, although my brother in law
likes to sell it to me, my wife doesn't like me to buy it

Is that only just you Michel or can you extend that treatment to
fellow DPreview colleagues?

Cheers,
Bernard

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