Nikon has given fans quite a ride over the past year. And it is just getting rougher for some of us.
The company just announced a ton of F-mount lenses are being canceled. As PetaPixel notes, Nikon notes these lenses as “old product” on their website – a designation typically assigned to products that have met the end of their market life.
The lenses that are canceled are the following: AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR, AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II, AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR, AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR, and AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR.
Of course, none of this is probably surprising to our readers who have followed the Nikon saga. There are always rumors of cancellations running about, but most of them seem to be coming true where Nikon is concerned. One of the massive shocks to hit Nikon fans last year was the announcement of the company’s movement of all manufacturing operations to Thailand, ending its history in Japan as a manufacturer of cameras.
Then again, such bold moves might be understandable given Nikon’s current financial situation and the struggles it has had for months now. The bad news just keeps hitting and, in a generally slower consumer environment, it just gets amplified that much more.
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