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Rmafive

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Lens Rebates
« 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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« on: February 12, 2013, 11:43:26 PM »

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Re: Lens Rebates
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 12:13:20 AM »
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!


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

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


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« Reply #2 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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Re: Lens Rebates
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 10:56:18 AM »
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. :)
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Re: Lens Rebates
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 05:06:06 PM »
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


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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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 06:49:15 PM »
If you don't mind going refurb, you can pick it up for $1036+tax during one of the 20% off Canon refurb sales. You have to be quick to catch it in stock, though.

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 06:49:15 PM »