04-24-2011 09:37 PM
Nikon - AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 Lens for Nikon F-Mount Digital SLR Cameras $199
This lens is NOT AVAILABLE for home delivery at $199. Why is BB offering it for store pick-up? I spent hours trying to find a store to ship it to and I couldnt find a single location, why?
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04-25-2011 01:00 AM
Unfortunately its not available at pretty much every online/brick and mortar store now. The few that have it jacked the prices up big time (seen one selling it for over $400).
Nikon (and most other camera companies) was affected big time by the past disaster in Japan. Sendai (where the tsunami hit hardest) is where Nikon makes pro bodies and pro lenses (possibly the glass elements for all their lenses even ones assembled in Taiwan and china) last I heard still is having issues with rolling blackouts. Nikon also makes lenses in batches. They dont have a line for each lens. They'll make so many of this model, then so many of the next and so on.
You think getting the 35 1.8 is hard, try waiting for a 600mm F4. I waited 7 months for mine to come in.