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Why did Ritz camera increase the price of the 300 mm f/4 ED-IF Auto Focus Silent Wave Nikkor Lens to $1,595.00 USD? Amazon's price is $1,579.00 USD (original list price I believe was $1,299.00 USD).
The price is suppose to go down when a new model is announced, correct? We do not have any information on this lens being updated, but this is an interesting development.
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