80-200/2.8, 17-35/2.8, 14/2.8, and 18-35/3.5-4.5 discontinued or still produced?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by a._valerio, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Are these lenses still IN PRODUCTION?
    Anyone know? Available, yes. But are they still made?
     
  2. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

  3. Well, they're not listed there. But does that page really tell the whole truth? There have been rumors for a while about at least several of the lenses; even Thom Hogan said that one or two of them were discontinued. But then some rumor about being put back into production.
     
  4. What's the big difference? They're still available, and from all I can see in decent amounts too. It's not like warranty will stop if they go end-of-life?
    Of the 3 lenses, the only one to me that seems a rather good candidate to be taken out of production is the 14 f/2.8, given the fact that it's not cheaper than a 14-24 f/2.8 and not better either. The other 3 have no good equivalents at the same price point, so until there are replacements, it would be kind of silly to take them out of production (unless the stock levels are good enough to survive till the replacement comes).
     
  5. The only info anybody has as to whether a lens is officially discontinued is Nikon, via Shun's link above.
    Otherwise, you have to assume they're still available.
     

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