I bought a 28-105 Af lens for my new N80 and had to find it in more off the beaten track stores. I went to J&R electronics for the US lens. THey had a decent price but an awful return policy. Essentially only store credit. I also located the lens in some local shops but the prices were much higher.
I just spent a month in Paris trying to track down the 50mm 1.8 lens. I only got it in the end from a top Nikon supplier after I also expressed an interest in buying an expensive body with it. Took the lens and ran.
sounds like the bad news are in Europe too then This is then in my opinion even more funny when it comes to the 50/1.8, since this is really a true consumer lens - anyway that's how Nikon range it although it should be a heck of a fine lens.
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