It looks like Leica cameras are seeing another price increase. After already raising the prices earlier this year, some Leica gear has now become even more expensive.
Zeiss, the famous German lens manufacturer, is reportedly about to increase prices in the US. Starting from 1 October, most lenses and filters will be up to $100 or 10% more expensive, depending on the product.
We’ve seen so much gear delayed during 2020 and 2021 that it’s not even a surprise any longer. The coronavirus pandemic has turned everything upside down, and electronic chip production and supply have also been affected. But this hasn’t only caused the delays we’ve seen so far. It has also led to issues like fake parts and increased prices, according to the latest reports.
Leica cameras and lenses certainly aren’t among the cheapest ones in the market – and they’re about to get even more expensive. Starting from 1 April current year, Leica is going to increase prices across nearly an entire range of its gear.
The Trump administration’s latest round of tariffs applies 15 percent tax on goods imported from China. The decision took effect this Sunday, and in response, DJI has raised prices in the US by roughly 13 percent.
Leica cameras and lenses are known to be expensive, but their price is about to get even higher. Starting on 1 May 2018, Leica is increasing prices of their products by an average of 5%. This will affect 66 items in total and most of the cameras and lenses will have an increase of $100-400. But there are some exceptions: for example, Leica S (Typ 007) will reach an increase of over $1,000, while the price of some items will remain unchanged.
Starting on 16 April 2018, the price of Adobe Creative Cloud subscription will increase for certain subscription plans. On your renewal date, you will need to pay more for the plan you’re using. But there’s the good news too: Creative Cloud Photography plan remains the same. If you’re paying for a different subscription plan, you’ll see the price increase with your next renewal.
In a very odd move, considering its less-than-glowing financial reports, Nikon will be increasing lens prices in Europe as of the beginning of 2016.
Over 30 lenses and teleconverters will be affected by this increase, which is expected to range between 4.28% and 29.4%.
Nikon has also started selling refurbished gear in certain European countries, perhaps as a cheaper alternative to the now even-more expensive retail prices.