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Title: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: Canon Rumors on September 03, 2013, 03:52:46 PM

From B&H Photo

Below are some lenses that have dropped in price from Canon.



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Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: jebrady03 on September 03, 2013, 04:08:43 PM
Not a bad price on the 17-55.
Are these permanent drops?
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: JBL on September 03, 2013, 04:09:43 PM
Looks like it is not just at B&H. But at the same time Canon did a massive price increase!

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/09/canons-silent-labor-day-price-increase/ (http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/09/canons-silent-labor-day-price-increase/)

Not a bad price on the 17-55.
Are these permanent drops?

Yes they are permanent drops
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: Haydn1971 on September 03, 2013, 04:23:53 PM
Does this blow the theory of replacements due on the 10-22 & 17-55 ?
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: unfocused on September 03, 2013, 04:24:41 PM
Canon giveth and Canon taketh away:

70-200 F4 IS -- $200 increase
70-300 L -- $200 increase
85 1.2 L -- $300  increase
17-40 L -- $100 increase
50 1.2 L -- $180 increase

Really surprised by the 70-200 F4 increase. I thought it was overpriced before.

Looks like there are others as well: the fisheye zoom, 100-400 L, 135 and 200 L primes.
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: preppyak on September 03, 2013, 04:31:29 PM
Does this blow the theory of replacements due on the 10-22 & 17-55 ?
Probably. I mean, I guess they could be clearing stock for them...but, has Canon really introduced anything new from the EF-S line lately? Maybe if they want to make the 17-55 have STM? But can't see the 10-22 getting an update because it won't be using STM
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: mackguyver on September 03, 2013, 04:38:56 PM
Hmm, Canon raising prices ahead of rebate season - never seen that one before...

Also, for those who were about to buy - a lot of times retailers are slow to re-price.  I picked up my 70-200 f/2.8 IS II a week or so after the rebates ended this spring - Amazon hadn't raised their prices yet, but a few days later they followed everyone else.
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 03, 2013, 04:43:50 PM
I'm glad to see the 35mm f/2 IS at that price.  That is getting down to a more reasonable level for it and might help it sell more copies as it creates some separation in price from the Sigma 1.4
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: jcollett on September 03, 2013, 05:01:17 PM
Just wondering aloud about some of the price increases .... Canon only has so many manufacturing lines and we are well aware of the problems they have had making lenses lately.  Maybe Canon needed to take a few lenses off the production schedule to allow for other lenses (like the EF 800 II coming).  This would create a potential shortage on the lenses not being produced (guessing the 70-200 f/4 L IS) so they crunched the numbers and found that these price increases should slow purchase rates on the affected lenses enough to avoid retailers going OOS until the lenses can be made again.

These are only guesses.  Canon may be working on new manufacturing locations as we speak to alleviate having to make these production run switches. Retooling a production line is costly and takes some time.
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: Ricku on September 03, 2013, 05:05:46 PM
Sweet!! This must mean that the 14-24L is coming soon! :D

Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: nonac on September 03, 2013, 05:10:04 PM
I'm glad I grabbed a 135 f/2 last Fall when I found it for $879.  It's $210 more now.
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: sagittariansrock on September 03, 2013, 05:27:24 PM
I guess it is a good thing I decided to squeeze at least another year out of my EF-S gear. It would have sucked if I had to sell my 10-22 and 17-55 right now!
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: RGomezPhotos on September 03, 2013, 05:42:40 PM
Darn.  No 70-200's...  :-P
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on September 03, 2013, 09:26:02 PM
Canon giveth and Canon taketh away:

70-200 F4 IS -- $200 increase
70-300 L -- $200 increase
85 1.2 L -- $300  increase
17-40 L -- $100 increase
50 1.2 L -- $180 increase

Really surprised by the 70-200 F4 increase. I thought it was overpriced before.

Looks like there are others as well: the fisheye zoom, 100-400 L, 135 and 200 L primes.

surprised at the 70-200 f/4 IS and especially 70-300L increases, the latter doesn't even include the tripod ring

but the prices one those EF-S zooms are good and for the nice new FF primes too

oh good grief damn the 24mm TSE II now $2200 even at B&H, it was $1999 just at the end of August! Dang I almost picked one up a tax free day locally but the night before they raised it to $2200 so I was like forget that but damn now it's bad everywhere. Just some months ago it was even to be had for $1900 even $1850, maybe even $1800 last fall so man $350-400 ($200 overnight) increase on an already pricey specialized lens, well once again won't be going for this one any time soon (maybe not before going Nikon after the 5D4 also has the same old DR....)

Dang Canon raising all the prices the night before select Canon stores went to a tax-free weekend.
And now I'm sure they will keep them up to also protect against the upcoming rebates.
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: neuroanatomist on September 03, 2013, 10:41:51 PM
oh good grief damn the 24mm TSE II now $2200 even at B&H, it was $1999 just at the end of August! Dang I almost picked one up a tax free day locally but the night before they raised it to $2200 so I was like forget that but damn now it's bad everywhere. Just some months ago it was even to be had for $1900 even $1850, maybe even $1800 last fall so man $350-400 ($200 overnight) increase on an already pricey specialized lens, well once again won't be going for this one any time soon

Bummer, it's a great lens!  I paid $1810 for mine in October, 2010 which was during a $130 rebate.  But the last couple of rebates have been $250 and $200, respectively, so it's probable that it'll drop below $2K with the fall/winter rebates.
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: CR00 on September 03, 2013, 11:40:51 PM
Some of the largest price increases included:

EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM went from $1149 to $1349

I didn't expect for any prices to go up older lenses.  I'm glad I got it last December for $919.
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: CarpetFeet on September 04, 2013, 04:41:04 AM
Any ideas when a fall rebate might begin?  I'm going to be visiting the US from the UK in the first few days of October and was hoping to swoop on a (relative) bargain!
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: infared on September 04, 2013, 06:53:53 AM
"Canon Lens Price Drops"?
...is that a misprint?...
Has a GREAT sound to it, though.....
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: infared on September 04, 2013, 07:01:33 AM
Canon giveth and Canon taketh away:

70-200 F4 IS -- $200 increase
70-300 L -- $200 increase
85 1.2 L -- $300  increase
17-40 L -- $100 increase
50 1.2 L -- $180 increase

Really surprised by the 70-200 F4 increase. I thought it was overpriced before.

Looks like there are others as well: the fisheye zoom, 100-400 L, 135 and 200 L primes.

Oh...so...wait..wait.....how come we don't also have a post on Canon rumors that says:
"No Deals: Canon Lens Price Increases" ?  :P
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: brad-man on September 04, 2013, 07:42:37 AM
Canon giveth and Canon taketh away:

70-200 F4 IS -- $200 increase
70-300 L -- $200 increase
85 1.2 L -- $300  increase
17-40 L -- $100 increase
50 1.2 L -- $180 increase

Really surprised by the 70-200 F4 increase. I thought it was overpriced before.

Looks like there are others as well: the fisheye zoom, 100-400 L, 135 and 200 L primes.

Oh...so...wait..wait.....how come we don't also have a post on Canon rumors that says:
"No Deals:Canon Lens Price Increases" ?

Money? Politics? Indifference?

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/09/canons-silent-labor-day-price-increase/ (http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/09/canons-silent-labor-day-price-increase/)
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: wsheldon on September 04, 2013, 08:49:31 AM
I'm glad to see the 35mm f/2 IS at that price.  That is getting down to a more reasonable level for it and might help it sell more copies as it creates some separation in price from the Sigma 1.4

I agree, except I just pulled the trigger on the Sigma. Oh well, it's a spectacular lens so I just won't think about the extra $190 ;)

Probably a fair differential considering Canon doesn't include a hood ($50?!?) and there's a 1-stop difference in max aperture and better corners on the Sigma.
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: RGF on September 04, 2013, 09:20:59 AM
Wonderif prices will drift down - price up nod then have a biggerrebate?
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: wsheldon on September 04, 2013, 10:22:18 AM
Wonderif prices will drift down - price up nod then have a biggerrebate?

That's what I was thinking - seems to be their strategy lately to raise prices then announce a rebate that erases the difference. Like the perpetual sales JC Penney used to run in the USA to snag the uninformed.
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: MichaelHodges on September 04, 2013, 02:16:00 PM
I still can't believe they don't include lens hoods with non-L glass.  However, this policy seems right in line with their sensor prowess these days.
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: neuroanatomist on September 04, 2013, 02:34:28 PM
I still can't believe they don't include lens hoods with non-L glass.  However, this policy seems right in line with their sensor prowess these days.

I'm not sure what one has to do with the other, but I agree that it's annoying that they don't include the hood with all lenses in some markets (in many Asian markets, hood and pouch are included with all lenses). 

Minor point: at least one non-L lens includes the hood and pouch - the EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM.  Of course, not having to buy the hood separately doesn't make the lens any less overpriced for what you get.
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on September 04, 2013, 02:36:14 PM
I'm glad to see the 35mm f/2 IS at that price.  That is getting down to a more reasonable level for it and might help it sell more copies as it creates some separation in price from the Sigma 1.4

I agree, except I just pulled the trigger on the Sigma. Oh well, it's a spectacular lens so I just won't think about the extra $190 ;)

Probably a fair differential considering Canon doesn't include a hood ($50?!?) and there's a 1-stop difference in max aperture and better corners on the Sigma.

True enough.  The two things that might move me towards the Canon now are 1) Size (I already have the wonderful Tamron 24-70 for most of the things that I do at that focal length) and 2) IS.  This would be a fab video lens on either my 6Ds or the M, and IS is a must for that.
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: leftnose on September 04, 2013, 03:37:45 PM
I'm glad to see the 35mm f/2 IS at that price.  That is getting down to a more reasonable level for it and might help it sell more copies as it creates some separation in price from the Sigma 1.4
I'm going to be pulling the trigger on the 35/2 IS as soon as my fun money account is replenished after having just finished summer travels.  That's a lens I've been looking forward to buy since it was announced but I have been waiting for this price drop.
Title: Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
Post by: drjlo on September 06, 2013, 01:59:17 AM
Kind of surprised Canon raised 50L's price, which many view as being replaced soon.  I hope this does not mean a new 50 is not forthcoming from Canon.