Hi, folks. I've been told that the current production of El Nikkor 63mm F2.8 has ended in Japan. I just bought one today in case I would ever need it in the near future, but that was after calling up four, five stores in major cities and having it shipped to the nearest one. It came as a surprise because until last month, I remember it was being sold at a bargain price, like 40-50 percent off on Amazon and other online stores. But all of the sudden, I noticed that those sales signs were gone, and I guess this is the reason why. Since the lens has been praised for its outstanding quality by a number of users, I just wanted to share this story with you.