The cost of manual-focus 35mm equipment increases to rise and Nikon gear is leading the pack.
I remember the Nikon F3 being expensive when it first came out in 1980. At the time, a new Nikon F3 with a 50mm lens cost about US$1,175 - that's about US$3,500 adjusted for inflation.
In 1984 I had just entered my 20s and my pockets were not very deep. Up to that point I had been using a Rolleiflex SL35M, my second SLR, but it had stopped working.