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ledteeatl

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Canon Lens prices in the US
« on: April 26, 2012, 01:50:07 PM »
I've noticed in the last couple of months that Canon's prices for their lenses have risen here in the US. For example, a friend of mine bought the 50mm f1.2 about 6 weeks ago for $1400 on Amazon. That lens now sells for $1600 on Amazon. I bought the 24-70mm f2.8 L about 3 months ago for $1250 from B&H, and that same lens is not $1400.

Did Canon raise their lens prices, or is that just a byproduct of a weak dollar?

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Canon Lens prices in the US
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linuxtuxguy

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Re: Canon Lens prices in the US
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 02:31:39 PM »
More likely the rebates that just ended in the last month or two.

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 02:36:49 PM »
More likely the rebates that just ended in the last month or two.
Plus the holiday sales in general are gone. It's a historical trend really. Lenses go lower in price before the holidays, and right before summer. In between those times, they rise back up towards retail so the "sales" seem better each time. You'll see this happen with the new rebates probably...lenses will be cheaper come June.

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/00592/Canon-EF-50mm-f1.2L-price.html

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Re: Canon Lens prices in the US
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 04:15:33 PM »
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Re: Canon Lens prices in the US
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 04:21:17 PM »
Prices tend to go up in the spring.  Thats when demand is high, and people are buying new equipment for upcoming vacations.  They are usually lowest at Christmas time.

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Re: Canon Lens prices in the US
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 04:21:17 PM »