September 03, 2014, 04:33:04 AM

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Lens price drops around the world
« on: Today at 01:23:08 AM »
We have all seen that Canon USA has reduced the prices of 26 lenses. Moreover, it is possible that this price-drop is permanent.

Has anyone heard of any other Canon branch doing likewise? I know the rest of us non-USA Canonites would love to see this....  Any rumours/thoughts?

I have cash for a 500L, and was about to pick one up when this happened...  I'm asking my contacts here in India if it will also be applicable, but no one seems to know. I guess i am not asking the right people! :)

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« Reply #1 on: Today at 01:42:28 AM »
I've been texting some friends connected with CanonPh on daily basis now while waiting for a price-drop. Also been waiting for the local grey to reflect some the recent price changes as well. And,while I know that this is next to impossible, i'm hoping that I can see a $619 24-105 f4L IS here as well.
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Re: Lens price drops around the world
« Reply #2 on: Today at 01:47:43 AM »
I'm not expecting the same special treatment as Canon USA, but at least some reduction would be nice...  :(
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Re: Lens price drops around the world
« Reply #3 on: Today at 03:06:20 AM »
The 400 f4 DO dropped about £1000 this week, but probably because it is up for replacement and the 200-400L dropped about £1500 this month to a mere £8750 probably becuase it's horrifically expensive and not many people are buying them. 

I'm not expecting a price drop over here in the UK, as prices tend to go up away from US prices, not down towards the US prices.  That's why I buy from a lot of US-based companies, as even with shipping and import taxes the kit is still way cheaper.
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Re: Lens price drops around the world
« Reply #4 on: Today at 04:23:54 AM »
Prices in the Netherlands have been dropping from the moment the Canon Summer rebate thing ended. The 70-200 f2.8 II L has dropped below 2000 euros incl. VAT (21%)
http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/251574/canon-ef-70-200mm-f-28l-is-ii-usm.html has a graph at the bottem of the page with prices since introduction.

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