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500PF Discontinued? (1 Viewer)

MikeInPA

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This seems absolutely ludicrous to me because it's a phenomenal lens and one that's been in very short supply until recently due to popularity. But! Nikon Rumors have a post stating that it may be discontinued. Nikon Rumors 500PF Discontinued?

Anyone that's on the fence about purchasing this lens, get in quick just in case. You won't regret it. It's great on DSLR 's or Mirrorless.
 

jafritten

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This seems absolutely ludicrous to me because it's a phenomenal lens and one that's been in very short supply until recently due to popularity. But! Nikon Rumors have a post stating that it may be discontinued. Nikon Rumors 500PF Discontinued?

Anyone that's on the fence about purchasing this lens, get in quick just in case. You won't regret it. It's great on DSLR 's or Mirrorless.
This is absolutely ludicrous. I can't believe it. The lens is a game changer for its compactness and its handling - not to mention its great performance. --- It has been in short supply ever since it was launched, so maybe the reason for its being in short supply is the very reason why it has been discontinued? Problems with the fresnel element maybe? What about the 300PF?
 

MikeInPA

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This is absolutely ludicrous. I can't believe it. The lens is a game changer for its compactness and its handling - not to mention its great performance. --- It has been in short supply ever since it was launched, so maybe the reason for its being in short supply is the very reason why it has been discontinued? Problems with the fresnel element maybe? What about the 300PF?
No idea. I only know what I read in the attached Nikon Rumors link.
 

njlarsen

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Call me a cynic: if it is truly discontinued, you will see a MK-2 come out in a year with increased cost.

Niels
 

Mark Etheridge

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It was a random posting on Facebook by some chap who received a message from someone at Nikon UK; the consensus is that the Nikon person was referring to the older 500mm F4 in saying it was discontinued.

Just shows how easily rumours can be generated by social meeja without any foundation whatsoever...
 

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