Nikon confirms it is growing lens costs in america on August 1

Nikon Nikkor Z 24-120mm F4 S.

Again in March, Nikon introduced it was initiating a value improve throughout a lot of the world, as a result of ‘sever disruption in international provide chains.’ The value improve went into impact on April 1 and affected many of the main markets, sparing solely america. That, nevertheless, will now not be the case, as Nikon Inc. has confirmed to DPReview that the worth improve make its means stateside beginning August 1.

Within the unique value improve announcement, Nikon mentioned:

‘Following a interval of extreme disruption in international provide chains, now we have skilled continued price will increase to part components and logistics prices. While now we have explored all choices to soak up these prices, to take care of manufacturing on these traces transferring ahead, we’re regrettably having to extend costs.’

This improve affected almost all of Nikon’s digital camera and lens merchandise, with a number of notable exceptions: Sports activities Optics, equipment and ‘sure new merchandise such because the Z9’ have been spared within the value improve. Within the U.S., nevertheless, it seems solely lenses can be have an effect on – and solely sure lenses at that.

Nikon Nikkor Z 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 VR S.

Nikon Inc. tells DPReview ‘Because of the affect of the growing prices associated to procurement and distribution, the worth of some lenses has been elevated. This transformation can be efficient with retailers within the US beginning August 1st.’ Under is a chart exhibiting the affected lenses and value will increase:

Product Identify Present Efficient August 1, 2022 Change
NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S $599.95 $629.95 $30
NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S $1,299.95 $1,349.95 $50
NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S $999.95 $1,049.95 $50
NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR $599.95 $639.95 $40
NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) $299.95 $309.95 $10
NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S $2,399.95 $2,499.95 $100
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S $2,299.95 $2,399.95 $100
NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S $2,599.95 $2,699.95 $100
NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR – Silver $299.95 $309.95 $10
NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR $349.95 $379.95 $30
NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR $299.95 $309.95 $10
MC-CF660G CFexpress Reminiscence Card $729.95 $769.95 $40

Both means, it could be a good suggestion to select up your Nikkor lenses before later in case you’re residing within the U.S. and have been already planning on getting a lens – or 5.