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Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today

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Canon Rumors:
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Canon is starting the enforcement of their MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) pricing rules today. Some camera bodies and lenses will see an immediate increase in their base price. Below are a few examples of the price increases, not including the current rebate program that expires on November 24, 2012. Canon EOS 5D Mark III $3,499.00 from $3,149.00 Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/ EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS $4299.00 from $3949.00 Canon EOS 5D Mark II $2,199.00 from $2,099.00 Canon EOS 5D Mark II w/ EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS  $2,999 from $2,899.00 Canon EOS 7D $1,499.00 from $1,457.00 Canon EOS 7D w/ EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Kit $1,899.00 from $1,699.00 There are a lot more examples through the Canon lineup. It’s going to be quite important to take advantage of rebate programs, as retailers are going to be unable to give their own deals via web sites. We may also see a lot more bundle deals coming down the pipe to add value to a purchase. Use our Pricewatch pages, and if you see a lower price somewhere, you should probably jump on it immediately, as it may not last long. cr

is this worldwide or only for north america?

This does not make me happy. Looks like I won't be buying a new camera this year afterall.

It is kind of sad for all the folks hoping for price drops due to Christmas sales.

Then again it may just be a local issue. Prices for Canon gear here in Switzerland are still the same as before.

I just bought a 5D MKIII w 24-105 lit from B&H for $3750.  I was thinking before that maybe I should have waited.  I'm glad I didn't.


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