Why is the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR sold out everywhere?

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  1. keith204

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    Does anybody know if they're planning on releasing something new, or do they just sell out often? A buddy is having a heck of a time finding one.
     
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    In one of the older thread, someone suggested that it was related to the Olympics.
     
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    A large number of pro shooters have switched to Nikon due to the D3. The 70-200 f/2.8 is a lens that virtually every pro wants in his or her bag. Additionally, since it is a pro lens it is made in limited numbers and Nikon doesn't have the ability to ramp up production on it.

    Take a look at some of the Olympic press photos. Two years ago, you would have seen virtually every lens be white... not any more, there are now a LOT of 70-200 Nikkors sticking out of that crowd.
     
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    I'd buy an 80-200 2.8 non VR and keep the change if it were me.

    My $0.02. YMMV.

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    It is an extremely popular lens and, sells out often. It was like when I was buying my 80-400, it was sold out everywhere online and, at most stores. I found it at one store and pounced on it, it was the last they had.
     
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    They are probably going to come out with an updated version soon. At least that is what I have read at a number of other forums.
     
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    I've heard that they are releasing a new version with nano-coating, VR II, and they'll probably throw an FX symbol on it for kicks.
     
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    There are quite a few used copies on the market.
     
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    and those used copies still command a premium.
     

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