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LVF2 shortage?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by billgreen, May 13, 2012.

  1. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 4, 2012
    Herradura de Rivas, Costa Rica
    Bill Green
    I just decided that I want an external finder for my GX-1 (LVF2) and I find they are non-existent. Anyone know what the story is? Have they ever been available?
     
  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Panasonic appears to go with very low production numbers of most all of their products. This can be illustrated by the lack of availability of a number of items & the lack of refurbished items in comparison to Olympus.

    This being said, you might want to check brick n' mortar stores vice online warehouses....
     
  3. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    Alan
    I went to my local store (Jacobs in the UK) and picked one up off the shelf, they had a few of them.

    If you get one you will not be dissapointed
     
  4. billgreen

    billgreen Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 4, 2012
    Herradura de Rivas, Costa Rica
    Bill Green
    What was the going price in the U.S. when it was available? I found a few on ebay for $328 (free shipping) from a reliable company in Hong Kong (100% positive with over 30,000 feedbacks). Is $328 a rip-off?
     
  5. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    Alan
    I don't know the US price, but here in rip off britain its £230, that equates to $260 at current exchange rates

    here in UK a EM-5 is £1000 for body only compared to $1000 dollars in US
    at todays exchange rate thats $1600 for an EM-5
     
  6. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    U.S. price was around $190, then dropped to $160, now is back up to $200 some places. I think the supply may be a bit low as suggested. I'm likely going to buy another LVF2 in the future, but don't care to pay $200 if I don't have to, I don't need it.
     
  7. drdtyc

    drdtyc Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 28, 2013
  8. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    Yep, and I believe the out-of-stock situation elsewhere is the reason the price has increased to $200 through Amazon.

    Maybe the super low prices on GX1s has increased the sales of the LVF2.
     
  9. thesanbruno5

    thesanbruno5 New to Mu-43

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    Jun 18, 2013
    Low price on GX1 -And- LX7 :smile:

    Price jumped like crazy on Amazon so I ended up buying from a market place dealer on there.
     
  10. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    True!

    I also own an LX7 though I've yet to use a LVF2 on it.