The Japanese Yen has fallen considerably in value in recent months. Japanese exports should therefore be much cheaper now for buyers, so why are Canon prices remaining so high? I'd love a new Canon 5D mk III but current MAP limitations are keeping prices high and stopping me from buying.
Why would Canon lower their prices when people (not me) are all too happy to cough up their cash. When I hear of a lens being updated I know the price of the replacement lens will be 3 to 4 times higher than the out going model. I only own Canon lenses (six of them) but Canon is doing it's best to price me out. Sigmas are getting more interesting of late. Maybe it's time to look at independent lens makers.