For all European readers - I have been reporting for months now that a big Nikon price increase is coming to Europe in early 2016 (up to 30% in Germany, 5-20% in the UK). Have you seen any price increases in your country? Please report in the comments section below.
The above screenshot is from a recent email sent from Kamera Express in the Netherlands, the translation says:
Nikon Europe rises from January 1st 2016 the prices of lenses up to 30%!
Get it now in 2015!
Update: here are the new Nikon prices from the Netherlands:
"From January 1st, the VAT in Romania decreased from 24% to 20%, but prices on Nikon lenses increased dramatically. The price for the 70-200 f/2.8 increased by 30% compared to the 2015 price, which was with 24%VAT, while the higher price now is with 20%VAT. It looks like the bodies are not affected. the prices are lower due to the tax change."