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Talys

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Re: Nikon 200-500
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2018, 02:20:32 AM »
I would stop eyeing and dreaming of the 200-400, lol.  Maybe.

Just do it Talys, its so nice.

Trust me, it's high on my wish-list.  I want this lens more than any other camera gear.

1. HVAC for home
2. New roof
3. Canon 200-400

On the bright side, the Canon 200-400 is the cheapest of the 3!!

I can help you with 1 and 2.  It will go towards a good cause, such as number 3 for me  ;D

LOL Good one!   ;D

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Re: Nikon 200-500
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2018, 02:20:32 AM »

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Re: Nikon 200-500
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2018, 10:53:59 PM »

The figure I've been quoted is that for every £1000 a body costs on the shelf, the shop and manufacturer are making about £50 profit each.

There is typically a distributor in the mix too, if not a whole seller, not just OEM and retailer.

Maybe, MAYBE companies like nikon have a direct relationship between major retailers like amazon, but generally not with Bob and Tom’s Electronics Emporium at the corner of 1st and Grand. Nikon sells to businesses who sell to businesses who sell to consumers. There has to be enough margin to go around, particularly for the retailer who uses up shelf space, deals with petty consumers (not rebuys like most B2B), processes credit at 1.5%-3% card fees, etc.
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Re: Nikon 200-500
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2018, 11:22:58 PM »

The figure I've been quoted is that for every £1000 a body costs on the shelf, the shop and manufacturer are making about £50 profit each.

There is typically a distributor in the mix too, if not a whole seller, not just OEM and retailer.

Maybe, MAYBE companies like nikon have a direct relationship between major retailers like amazon, but generally not with Bob and Tom’s Electronics Emporium at the corner of 1st and Grand. Nikon sells to businesses who sell to businesses who sell to consumers. There has to be enough margin to go around, particularly for the retailer who uses up shelf space, deals with petty consumers (not rebuys like most B2B), processes credit at 1.5%-3% card fees, etc.

The distributer/importer, in the case of Canon and Nikon, are wholly owned subsidiaries of the main Japanese corporation. They get to double dip.
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Re: Nikon 200-500
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2018, 01:33:24 PM »

The figure I've been quoted is that for every £1000 a body costs on the shelf, the shop and manufacturer are making about £50 profit each.

There is typically a distributor in the mix too, if not a whole seller, not just OEM and retailer.

Maybe, MAYBE companies like nikon have a direct relationship between major retailers like amazon, but generally not with Bob and Tom’s Electronics Emporium at the corner of 1st and Grand. Nikon sells to businesses who sell to businesses who sell to consumers. There has to be enough margin to go around, particularly for the retailer who uses up shelf space, deals with petty consumers (not rebuys like most B2B), processes credit at 1.5%-3% card fees, etc.

The distributer/importer, in the case of Canon and Nikon, are wholly owned subsidiaries of the main Japanese corporation. They get to double dip.

Everywhere? That’s quite an operation! I suppose canon at least can leverage its office supply infrastructure.
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Re: Nikon 200-500
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2018, 01:51:06 PM »
Not quite "everywhere", but in most countries, yes.

This is why I generally don't factor in distribution costs when talking about The Big Three, because Nikon and Canon essentially own and operate their own, while Sony is such a vast corporation with fingers in so many pies, distributors fight each other to work for them. Distributor costs aren't really a factor for them.

Fuji, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax, Leica, Phase, now those are a different story.

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Re: Nikon 200-500
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2018, 01:04:52 PM »
I am now seeing D500/Nikkor 200-500mms every weekend I go birding, both are clearly great hits and the combination has caught the imagination. Canon should do something on both fronts
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Re: Nikon 200-500
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2018, 01:14:46 PM »
I am now seeing D500/Nikkor 200-500mms every weekend I go birding, both are clearly great hits and the combination has caught the imagination. Canon should do something on both fronts

I agree, but mostly because my best friend has a D500 and the 200-500 😀  He is probably on the Nikon site saying how he always sees a 7D2 and 150-600 when he goes out......

Seriously, it is a great combo, and if someone is starting fresh, I would recommend that they take a serious look at it.
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Re: Nikon 200-500
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2018, 01:14:46 PM »