From: RichA on
On Feb 9, 1:30 pm, Bruce <docnews2...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Nikon has announced the following new lenses:
>
> AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
> Full frame (FX) format, image stabilised wide angle zoom lens.http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10020902nikon16mm35mm.asp
> US $ 1259.95 -
> Euro 1199.00 - $1651.00 U.S.
> GBP 1049.99 - $1647.00 U.S.
>
> AF-S Nikkor 24mm F/1.4G ED
> Full frame (FX) format, ultra-fast wide angle fixed focal length lens.http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10020901nikon24mmf14.asp
> US $ 2199.95
> Euro 2149.00 - $2960.00 U.S.
> GBP 1949.99 - $3058.75 U.S.

From: Bruce on
On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 16:24:24 -0800 (PST), RichA <rander3127(a)gmail.com>
wrote:
>On Feb 9, 1:30�pm, Bruce <docnews2...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Nikon has announced the following new lenses:
>>
>> AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
>> Full frame (FX) format, image stabilised wide angle zoom lens.http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10020902nikon16mm35mm.asp
>> US $ 1259.95 -
>> Euro 1199.00 - $1651.00 U.S.
>> GBP 1049.99 - $1647.00 U.S.
>>
>> AF-S Nikkor 24mm F/1.4G ED
>> Full frame (FX) format, ultra-fast wide angle fixed focal length lens.http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10020901nikon24mmf14.asp
>> US $ 2199.95
>> Euro 2149.00 - $2960.00 U.S.
>> GBP 1949.99 - $3058.75 U.S.


Euro/GBP prices include Value Added Tax (VAT) which varies between 15%
and 25% according to country. US prices do not include taxes.

From: Rich on
Bruce <docnews2011(a)gmail.com> wrote in
news:gtq4n5pggujikhkgdf21c69hkegt335bqm(a)4ax.com:

> On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 16:24:24 -0800 (PST), RichA <rander3127(a)gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>On Feb 9, 1:30�pm, Bruce <docnews2...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Nikon has announced the following new lenses:
>>>
>>> AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
>>> Full frame (FX) format, image stabilised wide angle zoom
>>> lens.http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10020902nikon16mm35mm.asp
>>> US $ 1259.95 -
>>> Euro 1199.00 - $1651.00 U.S.
>>> GBP 1049.99 - $1647.00 U.S.
>>>
>>> AF-S Nikkor 24mm F/1.4G ED
>>> Full frame (FX) format, ultra-fast wide angle fixed focal length
>>> lens.http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10020901nikon24mmf14.asp
>>> US $ 2199.95
>>> Euro 2149.00 - $2960.00 U.S.
>>> GBP 1949.99 - $3058.75 U.S.
>
>
> Euro/GBP prices include Value Added Tax (VAT) which varies between 15%
> and 25% according to country. US prices do not include taxes.
>
>

Worst case scenario, a guy in California pays $2386.00 for the 24mm, tax-
in. The Brit pays $600 more.
From: Martin Brown on
Rich wrote:
> Bruce <docnews2011(a)gmail.com> wrote in
> news:gtq4n5pggujikhkgdf21c69hkegt335bqm(a)4ax.com:
>
>> On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 16:24:24 -0800 (PST), RichA <rander3127(a)gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On Feb 9, 1:30 pm, Bruce <docnews2...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Nikon has announced the following new lenses:
>>>>
>>>> AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
>>>> Full frame (FX) format, image stabilised wide angle zoom
>>>> lens.http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10020902nikon16mm35mm.asp
>>>> US $ 1259.95 -
>>>> Euro 1199.00 - $1651.00 U.S.
>>>> GBP 1049.99 - $1647.00 U.S.
>>>>
>>>> AF-S Nikkor 24mm F/1.4G ED
>>>> Full frame (FX) format, ultra-fast wide angle fixed focal length
>>>> lens.http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10020901nikon24mmf14.asp
>>>> US $ 2199.95
>>>> Euro 2149.00 - $2960.00 U.S.
>>>> GBP 1949.99 - $3058.75 U.S.
>>
>> Euro/GBP prices include Value Added Tax (VAT) which varies between 15%
>> and 25% according to country. US prices do not include taxes.
>
> Worst case scenario, a guy in California pays $2386.00 for the 24mm, tax-
> in. The Brit pays $600 more.

This is the golden island problem. UK photo dealers are much better at
maintaining their margins than US box shifters. It wasn't all that long
ago that the rule of thumb for hitech gear was price in USD = price in
GBP. At least they have passed on some of the shift in exchange rates.

The smart Brit has a long weekend holiday in New York and goes shopping...

Regards,
Martin Brown
From: NameHere on
On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:27:15 +0000, Martin Brown
<|||newspam|||@nezumi.demon.co.uk> wrote:

>Rich wrote:
>> Bruce <docnews2011(a)gmail.com> wrote in
>> news:gtq4n5pggujikhkgdf21c69hkegt335bqm(a)4ax.com:
>>
>>> On Tue, 9 Feb 2010 16:24:24 -0800 (PST), RichA <rander3127(a)gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Feb 9, 1:30 pm, Bruce <docnews2...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Nikon has announced the following new lenses:
>>>>>
>>>>> AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
>>>>> Full frame (FX) format, image stabilised wide angle zoom
>>>>> lens.http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10020902nikon16mm35mm.asp
>>>>> US $ 1259.95 -
>>>>> Euro 1199.00 - $1651.00 U.S.
>>>>> GBP 1049.99 - $1647.00 U.S.
>>>>>
>>>>> AF-S Nikkor 24mm F/1.4G ED
>>>>> Full frame (FX) format, ultra-fast wide angle fixed focal length
>>>>> lens.http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10020901nikon24mmf14.asp
>>>>> US $ 2199.95
>>>>> Euro 2149.00 - $2960.00 U.S.
>>>>> GBP 1949.99 - $3058.75 U.S.
>>>
>>> Euro/GBP prices include Value Added Tax (VAT) which varies between 15%
>>> and 25% according to country. US prices do not include taxes.
>>
>> Worst case scenario, a guy in California pays $2386.00 for the 24mm, tax-
>> in. The Brit pays $600 more.
>
>This is the golden island problem. UK photo dealers are much better at
>maintaining their margins than US box shifters. It wasn't all that long
>ago that the rule of thumb for hitech gear was price in USD = price in
>GBP. At least they have passed on some of the shift in exchange rates.
>
>The smart Brit has a long weekend holiday in New York and goes shopping...
>
>Regards,
>Martin Brown

I fail to understand what is preventing all these whiney-assed pompous
brits from making their own cameras and lenses, then selling them at
inflated prices to all other countries. No, they'd rather sit on their
asses whining about the rest of the world, like it owes them something. Do
the british actually produce *anything* that the rest of the world wants?
That whole country could probably fall off the face of the earth and nobody
would know until months later, when everyone noticed there was a drastic
record-lull in the worldwide level of complaining and whining.