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Rmafive:
Hi guys,

I am planning on buying a 50mm f/1.2L sometime later this spring/early summer.  I was wondering whether Canon historically has a summer or spring rebate program.  I know this lens was about $1299 during the holiday season, but I decided to get a 6D instead!

RMC33:

--- Quote from: Rmafive on February 12, 2013, 11:43:26 PM ---Hi guys,

I am planning on buying a 50mm f/1.2L sometime later this spring/early summer.  I was wondering whether Canon historically has a summer or spring rebate program.  I know this lens was about $1299 during the holiday season, but I decided to get a 6D instead!

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There are a few used ones on some of the lens rental houses for $1240.

http://www.lensprotogo.com/item/1742/product/canon-50l/

neuroanatomist:
Yes, there are often rebates in the late spring and in the summer.  Here's a historical list:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Canon-Lenses/Canon-Lens-Rebates.aspx

JerryKnight:
Dang, neuro, you beat me to it.

Yes, their pattern suggests that they like to put a month or two between rebate cycles, so I would guess that more likely than not they'll have a spring or summer rebate that covers lenses like the 50L, but that's only based on rebate history.

They seem to spend more time in rebate season than not, but I think that's standard practice. Post high prices and have constant sales to give the illusion of a good deal. And since they're enforcing minimum pricing now, they have complete control over us. :)

Rmafive:

--- Quote from: neuroanatomist on February 13, 2013, 10:54:23 AM ---Yes, there are often rebates in the late spring and in the summer.  Here's a historical list:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Canon-Lenses/Canon-Lens-Rebates.aspx

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Thanks Neuro, that was exactly what I was looking for.  It looks like I should expect a rebate sometime in early May.

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