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04-22-2011, 02:28 PM   #31
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I paid $950 for an FA31 only 4-5 months ago. Now it is $1150 so it has gone up $200 or %18

I think it is a combination of lack of supply & the US printing to many dollars which is devaluing the currency.

04-22-2011, 03:34 PM   #32
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Prices will generally rise but there will be the odd person looking to sell quickly
04-22-2011, 03:49 PM   #33
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
They are assembled in Vietnam now. I got a 43 just before the recent price hike a week or so ago.
It specifically states assembled in Vietnam.
Well, how do you explain mine saying "Made in Japan?". Possibly, it was from an older lot left sitting somewhere in a B&H warehouse. Moreover, even if the lenses are now assembled in Vietnam, some or all of the parts may come from Japan, in which case, the flow of lenses to market may be slowed or interrupted by the recent earthquake. The only other possible scenario is that none of the parts or assembly have anything to do with Japan, in which case, the supply of lenses should continue unabated.

04-23-2011, 06:06 AM   #34
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QuoteOriginally posted by robgo2 Quote
Well, how do you explain mine saying "Made in Japan?". Possibly, it was from an older lot left sitting somewhere in a B&H warehouse.
You just got lucky. I bought my 43 a few weeks ago, and its a Vietnamese one. There isn't anything wrong with it, but its not made in Japan.


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