OH man..I'm excited...my xmas gift to myself.
I just wasn't going to chance the Canon instant rebates not being extended past EOM....and I may need this lens to try to shoot some stuff for a quick makeshift portfolio so I can apply for volunteer photog at next years JazzFest....so, early xmas present for myself.
I got the great deal at Crutchfields.....no tax...free shipping.
Canon price with rebate = $2099.99....I bought my 5D3 w/kit lens plus the 85mm f/1.8 from Crutchfield, signing up for their rewards points, and an offer at the time for double rewards (you can often find a coupon for this too)....
So, rewards points worth $474 cashed in.....subtracted from the $2099.99, gave me the lens shipped for $1625.99.
Now..can't wait for Friday for it to arrive at my front door to play with this weekend!!!
I'm all Grins!