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Nikon confirms it’s increasing lens prices in the United States on August 1

Nikon Nikkor Z 24-120mm F4 S.

Back in March, Nikon announced it was initiating a price increase across much of the world, due to ‘sever disruption in global supply chains.’ The price increase went into effect on April 1 and affected most of the major markets, sparing only the United States. That, however, will no longer be the case, as Nikon Inc. has confirmed to DPReview that the price increase make its way stateside starting August 1.

In the original price increase announcement, Nikon said:

‘Following a period of severe disruption in global supply chains, we have experienced continued cost increases to component parts and logistics charges. Whilst we have explored all options to absorb these costs, to maintain production on these lines moving forward, we are regrettably having to increase prices.’

This increase affected nearly all of Nikon’s camera and lens products, with a few notable exceptions: Sports Optics, accessories and ‘certain new products such as the Z9’ were spared in the price increase. In the U.S., however, it appears only lenses will be affect – and only certain lenses at that.

Nikon Nikkor Z 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 VR S.

Nikon Inc. tells DPReview ‘Due to the impact of the increasing costs related to procurement and distribution, the price of some lenses has been increased. This change will be effective with retailers in the US starting August 1st.’ Below is a chart showing the affected lenses and price increases:

Product NameCurrentEffective August 1, 2022Change
NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S $599.95 $629.95 $30
NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S $1,299.95 $1,349.95$50
NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S $999.95 $1,049.95$50
NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR $599.95 $639.95$40
NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) $299.95 $309.95$10
NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S $2,399.95 $2,499.95$100
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S $2,299.95 $2,399.95$100
NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S $2,599.95$2,699.95$100
NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR – Silver $299.95 $309.95$10
NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR $349.95 $379.95$30
NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR $299.95 $309.95$10
MC-CF660G CFexpress Memory Card $729.95 $769.95$40

Either way, it might be a good idea to pick up your Nikkor lenses sooner than later if you’re living in the U.S. and were already planning on getting a lens – or five.