Hi all - long time member, maybe second time poster. I've been in the photography "game" for several years now, and purchased a lightly used D300 for $1200 about two years ago. I used it fairly regularly until a little while back where I've seemingly run out of time to take photos... that will soon change, I hope. That's my background which will hopefully help to solidify my inquiry which is: why are Nikon (and I assume other makers') prices going up? The new 85 1.4 is pushing $1600. The used market for lenses has stabilized. I realize supply and demand is at work, but as technology becomes less expensive to develop/parts become cheaper/etc. shouldn't these high priced goodies come down in price? Moderator note: Moved from Nikon Forum since this isn't specific to Nikon issues.