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  1. #11
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    re: Nikkor 400 MM f4.5 VR S Z Lens for ~ $3250 is About to be Announced

    B&H is saying it will be priced at $3246.95 USD. You can pre order it now. I see it is also available for pre order from the Nikon Store for a couple dollars more.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora...5B7B639EDECFAB


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  2. #12
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    Re: Nikkor 400 MM f4.5 VR S Z Lens for ~ $3250 is About to be Announced

    Not unreasonable, but not in the budget this year! This would pair nicely with a higher resolution d500 equivalent.
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  3. #13
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    Re: Nikkor 400 MM f4.5 VR S Z Lens for ~ $3250 is About to be Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick M View Post
    Not unreasonable, but not in the budget this year! This would pair nicely with a higher resolution d500 equivalent.
    Well the official announced price of $3250 is reasonable, but more than I am ready to part with right now but it is within the realm of possibility. It really does look like a good lens and it fits that spot where I could handle the weight unlike the 200-500.
    Dan~~Kentucky

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  4. #14
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    Re: Nikkor 400 MM f4.5 VR S Z Lens for ~ $3250 is About to be Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Well the official announced price of $3250 is reasonable, but more than I am ready to part with right now but it is within the realm of possibility. It really does look like a good lens and it fits that spot where I could handle the weight unlike the 200-500.
    Yes, I found out just how big and heavy the 200-500 was when it showed up at my door. It's one thing to see on the specs that it weighs 81 ounces. It's another to have a 5 pound weight attached to your camera. I have yet to be able to take it on a proper outing, but it is manageable around the yard. I did have to buy a backpack style bag to be able to haul it and my other equipment. Makes me feel like I'm going hunting. Actually, I think my camera pack is heavier than my hunting backpack.
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    Re: Nikkor 400 MM f4.5 VR S Z Lens for ~ $3250 is About to be Announced

    I am a retired 76 year old rocket scientist on a fixed retirement income. Couple this with the Gas, Food, Utilities and so forth prices, there is no way I can afford the new Z Mirrorless Cameras and Lenses. I intend to keep my D7200 and lens supply until I can no longer hold the camera!
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  6. #16
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    Re: Nikkor 400 MM f4.5 VR S Z Lens for ~ $3250 is About to be Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    I am a retired 76 year old rocket scientist on a fixed retirement income. Couple this with the Gas, Food, Utilities and so forth prices, there is no way I can afford the new Z Mirrorless Cameras and Lenses. I intend to keep my D7200 and lens supply until I can no longer hold the camera!
    I'm right behind you. I'm late 60s. I recently retired and still have some of the money I got from selling back some of the leave time I accrued over my career. I had planned on having that money to see me through the transition to retirement, and once the allotment checks were finalized, I might have some "play" money available, or perhaps use it to purchase a newer beater car for me. I decided, spur of the moment, to treat myself to a new camera, and then rationalized the longer tele, as the cheapest way to get into a decent long lens.

    I likely won't have the luxury of just buying something of that magnitude in the future, especially in light of current inflationary trends.
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  7. #17
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    Re: Nikkor 400 MM f4.5 VR S Z Lens for ~ $3250 is About to be Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Clovishound View Post
    I'm right behind you. I'm late 60s. I recently retired and still have some of the money I got from selling back some of the leave time I accrued over my career. I had planned on having that money to see me through the transition to retirement, and once the allotment checks were finalized, I might have some "play" money available, or perhaps use it to purchase a newer beater car for me. I decided, spur of the moment, to treat myself to a new camera, and then rationalized the longer tele, as the cheapest way to get into a decent long lens.

    I likely won't have the luxury of just buying something of that magnitude in the future, especially in light of current inflationary trends.
    I'm late 50's, sounds like I better buy all the toys before I retire!(if I ever can given the current market).
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  8. #18
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    Re: Nikkor 400 MM f4.5 VR S Z Lens for ~ $3250 is About to be Announced

    it's on my wish list.
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  9. #19
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    Re: Nikkor 400 MM f4.5 VR S Z Lens for ~ $3250 is About to be Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    I am a retired 76 year old rocket scientist on a fixed retirement income. Couple this with the Gas, Food, Utilities and so forth prices, there is no way I can afford the new Z Mirrorless Cameras and Lenses. I intend to keep my D7200 and lens supply until I can no longer hold the camera!
    I'm also retired and I've got a couple of years on you. As of now, I could actually afford to buy it. In reality, I have no interest given the cameras and lenses I already own. Also, it's weighs a more than the Sigma 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 DG OS HSM C that I recently sold (partly because of its heft). FWIW, I replaced the Sigma with a lighter Tamron AF 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 DI-II VC HLD.
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  10. #20
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    Re: Nikkor 400 MM f4.5 VR S Z Lens for ~ $3250 is About to be Announced

    Being able to afford something doesn't mean you are comfortable spending that amount of money on an item. There are several things I could "afford", but after buying them, I would have no money in the bank.





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