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Old Jun 21, 2012, 3:56 PM   #1
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I havent checked out Oly's Ft lens pricing in a good couple of years so was shocked to see how much some of the HG lenses are going for in the UK from new and these are not the MRP prices (GBP/USD):

50mm f2 Macro - 569.00 ($887.32)
11-22 f2.8-3.5 - 719.00 ($1121.22)
14-54 MKII - 549.00 ($856.12)
9-18 - 479.00 ($746.99)
Only the two SWD's seem to have held or dropped in price:

12-60 - 899.00 ($1,401.93)
50-200 - 979.00 ($1526.73)

The 11-22 when I got the beastie was about the same as the 14-54 but right now is substantially more.

Haven;t checked B&H yet but will do shortly just to see whether they changed as much outside of the UK...
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 4:19 PM   #2
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I havent checked out Oly's Ft lens pricing in a good couple of years so was shocked to see how much some of the HG lenses are going for in the UK from new and these are not the MRP prices (GBP/USD):

50mm f2 Macro - 569.00 ($887.32)
11-22 f2.8-3.5 - 719.00 ($1121.22)
14-54 MKII - 549.00 ($856.12)
9-18 - 479.00 ($746.99)
Only the two SWD's seem to have held or dropped in price:

12-60 - 899.00 ($1,401.93)
50-200 - 979.00 ($1526.73)

The 11-22 when I got the beastie was about the same as the 14-54 but right now is substantially more.

Haven;t checked B&H yet but will do shortly just to see whether they changed as much outside of the UK...
Very interesting. On the official Olympus America web site, the prices are substantially cheaper. For example:
the 12-60mm is $999.99
the 14-54mm MkII is $599.99
50-200 SWD is $1199.99
11-22mm is $799.99

When I get a chance, I will check some of the stores like Amazon and B&H.
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 6:14 PM   #3
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I just looked on B&H for some prices.

50-200 SWD is $1,199
14-52 II is $599
12-60 is $999
50 macro is $499
11-22 is $799
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That UK price for the 50mm f/2 is highway robbery.
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 6:45 PM   #5
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Yep .. hurts just looking at the pricing and then to see what you guys across the pond are getting charged for makes it feel as if youve just been kicked in the nuts! The MRP prices.. add another 100 to each lens.

Thats price gouging to the extreme with the HG lenses. I can;t see how the 50mm and the 11-22 can be so expensive and that pricing reminded why i havent bought another lens her in the UK. I did check Oly lens prices in India - I was looking at the 9-18 there and it was even more expensive there but then again so was Canikon.
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