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Nikon 'in deep water'

M22s 5 36 1
19 Jan 2012 2:36PM
Well, i was going to lighten my wallet abit this weekend, but it seems nikon have been hit hard by the flooding in Thailand. So the 18-200 is on backorder from wex and Jessops.
Having just spoken to my friendly camera shop man, he reckons there won't be many deliveries through until March! :/

Anyone heard any more on this?

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mikehit 7 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 2:49PM
MattB1987 5 455 England
19 Jan 2012 2:50PM
I heard the same when I went to buy a D7000, i managed to get the last one at Jessops Norwich, and they said they were promised some February but normal deliveries wont start until late March or even later.
User_Removed 6 4.6k 1 Scotland
19 Jan 2012 4:13PM
I posted the link that Mikehit posted above because I found the same problem when looking for a Nikkor 28-300mm lens earlier this week and found one in stock at Park Cameras who delivered within 24 hours.

So you may have to hunt around a bit.

Having said that, when I had a D300 which is a DX camera, I used an 18-200mm as a travel lens. In that case it was the Sigma brand - an 18-200mm OS - which cost less than half the price of the equivalent Nikkor, and I found it first class in every respect. So, if you can't find a Nikkor currently available, do have a look at the Sigma as an alternative.

MikeRC Plus
11 3.6k United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 7:19PM
...one here and free delivery and no quibble return if you're not happy.

Railcam 10 605 Scotland
19 Jan 2012 9:24PM
Try Grays of Westminster

Currently they have five "18-200" in their second hand list. Their grading is that "Mint" is usually indistinguishable from brand new. I think they come with a six month warranty and they are a trusted company, not just an e-mail address and mobile 'phone number.
geoffash26 12 2.5k United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 9:35PM
If its this lens your after send an email to deb@castlecameras.co.uk and she will reply first thing tomorrow on stock availability
20 Jan 2012 8:54AM
No 18-200 at Castle Cameras I'm afraid but the Nikon rep is due to see them today - lets see if he has anything positive to say....
LenShepherd 8 3.1k United Kingdom
20 Jan 2012 10:03AM
It seems to be currently in stock at 570 at Wilkinson cameras http://www.wilkinson.co.uk/lenses/af-lenses-autofocus/nikon.html?p=4
Nikon's main Japan web site says full production of Thailand lenses and camera bodies should be back to normal by the end of March.
M22s 5 36 1
20 Jan 2012 4:03PM
Thanks alot gents! Have decided to get the other lens I was after and will get this one another day Smile 300 f4 pleeease, going to have a play with one at the weekend.

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