BAD NEWS: Nikon US to raise prices

Update: Just got a similar report from a second source! Get your lenses today from Adorama, Amazon, B&H, Calumet or Ritz while you still can (use those links if you want to support NR - same price to you). I am suspecting that many products will be out or stock until the new prices kick in.

Nikon US will raise prices on February 1st, 2009!

This should not be a surprise after prices went up is several countries across the world.

Camera bodies and kit prices (D40, D60, D300, D700) are staying the same. All lenses are going up.

Here are some examples (the prices on each row are as follow: MSRP/Dealer Cost/MAP):

AF-S VR NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Old: $6,020.00 $4,214.95 $4,699.95

New: $6,599.95 $4,949.96 $5,499.95

AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8G ED VR

Old: $10,685.00 $7,479.96 $8,799.95

New $11,460.00 $8,594.96 $9,549.95

AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR

Old: $9,590.00 $6,714.96 $7,899.95

New: $10,296.00 $7,721.96 $8,579.95

AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4G ED VR

Old:$11,535.00 $8,074.96 $9,499.95

New: $12,360.00 $9,269.96 $10,299.95

AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Old: $2,185.00 $1,529.96 $1,799.95

New: $2,400.00 $1,799.96 $1,999.95

AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED

Old: $2,135.00 $1,494.95 (not sure what's what here)

New: $2,346.00 $1,759.46 $1,954.95

AF Zoom-NIKKOR 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5D IF-ED

Old: $715.00 $499.95 (not sure what's what here)

New: $804.00 $602.96 $669.95

AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Old: $2,065.00 $1,444.96 $1,699.95

New: $2,268.00 $1,700.96 $1,889.95

AF Zoom-NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

Old: $795.00 $554.95 (not sure what's what here)

New: $894.00 $670.46 $744.95

AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED

Old: $730.00 $509.95 $599.95

New: $804.00 $602.96 $669.95

AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Old: $2,310.00 $1,614.95 $1,799.95

New: $2,538.00 $1,903.46 $2,114.95

AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

New: $669.00 $469.95 $549.95

Old: $708.00 $530.96 $589.95

AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Old: $189.00 $134.95 (not sure what's what here)

New: $208.00 $155.66 $172.95

I hate to cause any panic, but I have a reason to believe that this information is accurate. I am sure we will have several other sources confirming this very soon.

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