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Old 6th October 2016
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Re: What is it with Olympus lens prices?

I'd imagine it's to do with the weak pound. Back in May the exchange rate GBP/JPY was around 160, today it's 132. So for Olympus Japan to get the same amount of Yen selling their lens, the GBP price has to go up around 20%.

Or it could be one of those sale techniques of putting prices up for two months in order to put on sale in January with a large discount?

This doesn't explain why the lenses in USA are historically so much cheaper than buying the same lens in the UK.
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