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For those Nikon user this looks interesting
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I wonder how much ???????
Quote: Ten bob
Nooo, it's Nikon, not Canon!
$17,995 so thatís about £17,994 in good old riff off Britain
£6K dearer than the current Canon one, but you get a free tuned T/C
Makes the Canon and Sigmonster look like bargins, hopefully it will perform spectacularly, it needs to for that price
I expect you Nikon birders have got deep pockets, or if not you will have to wait a bit longer for the D400 to make an appearance
Quote: £6K dearer than the current Canon one, but
It's a Nikon
Check out the MTF on it, it looks stellar
Aware its a Nikon, but focal lengths/max apertures are the same, price isn't, by a significant amount
However from a personal point of view, maybe Canon will upgrade theirs as it is currenly bettered by the 600mm Mark 2 and 1.4tc
The USA website price is not firm and might go up (unlikely) or down.
And equivalent UK price bearing in mind that USA prices do not include taxes and UK include about 27% iin taxes s £15,000.
The EEC and UK have a track record of launching new products at more than USA and then discounting more heavily sooner.
It is likely to have a very limited market for surveillance work and occasional wildlife use.
It will be interesting to see how it performs with video. Without vibration reduction, videos specialist regard the longest focal length as about 400 mm because of the problems of keeping long lenses still over a period of time rather than for the much shorter say 1/250 for a single photo.
I expect that there will be a waiting list for these.
Calumet list at £15,599.
There is some interesting detail on the Calumet site, including each converter is individually calibrated to each lens http://www.calumetphoto.co.uk/eng/product/nikon_af_s_nikkor_800mm_f5_6e_fl_ed/35...
Using the current exchange rate and adding 27.5% UK tax on a lens the UK price seems about 5% more than the USA. At this price point 5% is still £800!
Whether UK selling costs are higher than USA or whether UK will discount more sooner is perhaps academic - I suspect few on this forum will buy one unless they have a very substantial lottery win first
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