April 19, 2022
OM Digital Options (previously Olympus) admits to novice photographers it has elevated costs ‘On just lately chosen lenses’However the firm added, ,[we] no fast plans for additional modifications on the lens or [camera] our bodies.’
That is nice information for these seeking to spend money on the brand new £1,999 (physique solely) Olympus OM-1 digicam, but it surely highlights the continuing volatility of the marketplace for imaging product costs in the mean time.
The information from OM Digital Options comes lower than two weeks after Nikon revealed that it was elevating costs on sure imaging merchandise and that ‘The brand new worth might be relevant on all new orders that might be shipped after April 1, 2022.’
Some Nikon Imaging merchandise had been excluded from the worth hike – notably the flagship £5,299 (physique solely) Nikon Z 9 mirrorless digicam, sport optics, equipment and others. ‘Some new merchandise’.
for the reason that point out ‘Some new merchandise’ Nikon has revealed the Z-series firmware replace and 660GB reminiscence card, in addition to the truth that it’s growing the Distant Grip MC-N10 for its mirrorless Z system.
rising element prices
The complete assertion on pricing to AP from OM Digital Options was, ‘We just lately adjusted costs on chosen lenses as a result of modifications in element prices, however don’t have any fast plans for additional modifications on lenses or our bodies. As one can think about, the scenario is below fixed assessment with the present volatility in world provide chains.
In the meantime, the imaging firm Zeiss has additionally responded to our request for the present standing of costs for its merchandise.
Zeiss’s assertion learn, ‘We all the time attempt to hold any worth improve to a minimal. This has just lately been difficult with extra Brexit prices, rising commodity prices and now inflation. The place we are able to attempt to cowl the extra prices, however that isn’t all the time potential.
The complete Nikon assertion to the AP on the costs of imaging merchandise was, ,The worth improve will apply to all imaging merchandise besides; Sport optics, equipment and a few new merchandise, together with the Nikon Z 9. The brand new worth might be relevant on all new orders that might be shipped after April 1, 2022. Because of elevated element components and logistics price, we’ve got needed to improve our costs. We’ve explored all choices to soak up these, nonetheless, sadly, we’ve got to extend the associated fee to keep up manufacturing.
fujifilm film rises
The updates on pricing from OM Digital Options, Zeiss and Nikon come the identical month that Fujifilm confirmed a worth hike of as much as 60% on its motion pictures, which might be efficient from April 1, 2022.
The acceptance of worth will increase by many imaging corporations is not any shock…
worth triggering elements
Components driving up the price of tools embody world shortages of semiconductors, difficulties procuring key element product components, the continuing impression of the COVID pandemic, the impression of Brexit on the UK and exorbitant transport prices world wide.
Imaging corporations have beforehand informed the AP that, the place potential, they are going to attempt to take up the impression of worth will increase in element components.
The AP just lately contacted all the most important photographic tools corporations for clarification on whether or not they have any present plans to boost costs on the tools and if that’s the case, what elements are inflicting the worth hike.
We’ll deliver you extra information as quickly as we’ve got any additional information on proposed worth will increase on any photographic tools.
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