Nikon prices hit MSRP in the US

Nikon prices continue to rise in the US since my last post a week ago:

Nikon D300s body only

Nikon D700 body only

Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRII lens

Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 lens

Some of Nikon’s lenses are hard to find anyway, it can only get worse in the next few months given the situation in Japan. You can save some money with the latest Nikon rebates if you buy a camera and a lens at the same time. The other option is to buy grey market/imported Nikon products. B&H actually offers 1 year warranty on grey market/imported products:

What kind of warranty is available?

For IMP items only, B&H provides a warranty identical to the provisions and limitations of the manufacturer’s warranty for such items, with the exception of the time period, which is equal to the term of the manufacturer’s warranty or one (1) year, whichever is less.* Your dated B&H sales receipt is all you need to obtain warranty coverage from B&H for a “grey market” product purchased from us.

If you should experience a problem with a product sold with a USA warranty, it can be sent to any of the manufacturer’s worldwide authorized service facilities for servicing. A “direct import” or grey market item would have to be returned to B&H Photo-Video if it required in-warranty service.

For film cameras, lenses and speedlights, a product with a US-warranty should be reciprocally warranted by the manufacturer’s service centers worldwide. B&H Photo-Video does not sell any “grey market” still-digital cameras at this time.

A resident of the USA may wish to make the buying decision based on price since the cost of shipping to a US service center or to B&H should be about equal. A non-USA resident should consider the cost of returning a product to B&H in New York for servicing as opposed to the cost of taking the product to a local warranty service center.

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