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Sony Quietly Raised the Price of the 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens by $200 – Photography Article

This past weekend, Sony quietly increased the price of its exceptionally sharp 135mm f/1.8 G Master lens by $200, raising the price from $1,898 to $2,098 overnight without any explanation. It’s left the industry wondering why, and some speculating that the US/China trade war is to blame. The price increase was originally spotted by Sony Alpha Rumors, who speculated that it may have something to do with the current trade war between the US and China, and the new tariffs…

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Trump’s New Tariffs Could Drive Up the Prices of Cameras and Lenses – Photography Article

President Donald Trump made waves last week when he announced new tariffs on Chinese goods via Twitter. Trump writes: “Our representatives have just returned from China where they had constructive talks having to do with a future Trade Deal…Trade talks are continuing.” Trump goes on to explain that “the US will start, on September 1st, putting a small additional Tariff of 10% on the remaining 300 Billion Dollars of goods and products coming from China into our Country.” …during the…

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Trump Announces New Tariffs that May Affect the Price of Cameras and Lenses – Photography Article

President Trump has announced that a fresh wave of tariffs will be imposed on goods imported from China beginning September 1st. The 10% tariff—which is in addition to the 25% tariffs already in effect—may mean increased prices on any cameras, lenses, or other photography gear imported to the United States from China. The news broke last night, when the President tweeted that “the U.S. will start, on September 1st, putting a small additional Tariff of 10% on the remaining 300…

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Sony’s FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens is Cheaper in Canada, are Trump Tariffs to Blame? – Photography Article

If you live in the United States, you may be surprised to hear that you’ll pay a premium to buy the latest Sony FE mount lens. As pointed out in a recent report by Sony Alpha Rumors, the new Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 lens is selling for about 19% less in Canada than it is in the US, which has the photo community wondering if the latest round of Trump tariffs are to blame. Back in May, as trade tensions…

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