Price hike: Canon, Nikon and Leica among brands to increase prices on 01 April

Nikon cameras on green background
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It looks like it's not just energy bills that are going to cost more from 01 April. As much as we hoped it was a really bad April Fool's joke, several camera manufacturers including Canon, Nikon and Leica have told customers to expect price increases on their products. 

While the price changes on some items won't be earth-shattering, if you’re looking to invest in a Leica Summilux M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH or a Canon EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM you’d be wise to invest now so you can save yourself $300 and $1,000 respectively (according to a report by Digital Camera Info and another by Leica Rumors). 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.