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03-15-2011, 09:28 AM   #16
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It's going to be interesting to see what happens to lens prices since the earthquake. The Yen has dropped but the supply chain is likely to be interrupted, making shortages likely. The power grid problems are causing factories all over Japan to shut down or cut production.
Nikon Sony and Canon all have shut down a number of plants so they will be a problem for certain. Fortunately for Pentax not much is made in japan, but it may effect supply of both lenses and bodies as i believe a lot of the parts are Japanese even if assembly is elsewhere ( Nikon has plants in Sendai which is heavily affected - where they make D700's among other things)

Canon it's lenses from Honshu that are shut down

Sony it's 10 plants and 2 r&d so it could affect a number of different aspects of their business (they are diversified more than canon and nikon though)

03-15-2011, 09:33 AM   #17
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here is the Hoya Press release, no impact on the Pentax/Kenko/Tokina businesses from the look of it

Announcement on Impacts of the Tohoku Kanto Earthquakes (Press release)

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