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Canon Price Drops on L Lenses

Canon Price Drops on L Lenses

We mentioned a few weeks ago that Canon would be dropping the price on various L lenses around September 1, 2014. Both B&H Photo and Adorama have switched over to the new Canon pricing.

This looks like permanent price drops as we do not see any sort of rebate program, we’ll keep an eye out for one though.

All the price drops and links are after the break.

Lens Reduction New Price Buy
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM $150 $1,349 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM $200 $2,099 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM $500 $999 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM $140 $2,549 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM $200 $2,299 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM $50 $1,299 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM $150 $1,449 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM $110 $2,249 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4 L $250 $2,249 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM $100 $1,649 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II $200 $1,999 B&H Photo Adorama 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM $70 $1,549 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM $100 $2,099 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro $100 $949 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 135mm f/2 L USM $40 $1,049 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L USM Macro $80 $1,499 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM $700 $6,599 B&H Photo | Adorama 
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L II USM $1,000 $10,499 B&H Photo Adorama
Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS II USM $1,000 $9,499 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS II USM $1,000 $11,999 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM $500 $13,499 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon 1.4x III Teleconverter $50 $449 B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon 2.0x III Teleconverter $50 $449 B&H Photo | Adorama

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Canon EF Lens Production Surpasses 100 Million Unit Mark

Canon EF Lens Production Surpasses 100 Million Unit Mark

Canon achieves a world’s first as production of EF interchangeable lenses surpasses 100 million mark

TOKYO, Japan, April 30, 2014—Canon Inc. today celebrated an impressive lens-manufacturing milestone with the production on April 22, 2014, of the Company’s 100-millionth EF-series interchangeable lens for EOS cameras—an EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x.

Production of interchangeable EF lenses for Canon EOS-series AF (autofocus) single-lens reflex cameras began in 1987 at the Company’s Utsunomiya Plant, which continues to play a central role in Canon’s lens manufacturing operations. In May 2013, EF lens production surpassed the 90-million-unit mark and now, approximately eleven months later, the Company is commemorating its first-in-the-world1 achievement of having manufactured 100 million lenses.

Canon’s proprietary EF lenses, launched in March 1987 along with the EOS SLR camera system, have continued to evolve since their introduction, leading the industry through the incorporation of a wide range of innovative technologies, including such world’s firsts2 as the Ultrasonic Motor (USM), Image Stabilizer (IS) technology, and a multi-layered diffractive optical (DO) element. In May 2013, aiming to further expand the realm of photographic expression, the Company introduced the EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x, the world’s first3 super-telephoto zoom lens with a built-in 1.4x extender that makes possible a 200-560 mm focal length range.

In recent years, in addition to renewing such models as super-telephoto lenses ideal for sports and nature photography along with zoom lenses that offer a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range, Canon has launched multiple entry-class interchangeable lenses equipped with a stepping motor (STM) that delivers smooth and quiet autofocus performance during video recording. As a result, the Company’s extensive EF lens-series lineup currently comprises a total of 89 models.4 In addition to enhancing its lens offerings, Canon has expanded the optical technologies incorporated in its EF lenses into new fields, launching EF Cinema Lenses for digital cinematography in January 2012, and EF-M lenses for compact-system cameras in September 2012.

Furthermore, during the 11-year period from 2003 to 2013, Canon maintained the No. 1 share worldwide within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market and, in February 2014, marked another manufacturing milestone as combined production of its film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras surpassed the 70-million-unit mark.

Canon will continue refining its diverse imaging technologies based on its core optical technologies, striving to produce exceptional and reliable lenses and cameras that cater to the varying needs of photographers—from first-time users to advanced amateurs and professionals—while contributing to expanding the photographic and video imaging culture.

  • Among interchangeable lenses as of April 22, based on a Canon survey.
  • Among interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras, based on a Canon survey.
  • Among interchangeable lenses for interchangeable lens cameras (SLR cameras, compact-system cameras), based on a Canon survey.
  • Including two EF lens extenders and three models available outside of Japan. As of April 30, 2014.

Source: [Canon]

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Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]

Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]

Lots of manufacturing delays
We’re told that Canon will be releasing a “flurry of new lenses in 2014″. There have been manufacturing delays as well as economic issues that have curtailed announcements of new higher end glass. There are “as many as 8 lenses” slated for release sometime in 2014.

We will see new lenses, as well as replacements to older lenses. What gets announced and when is unknown, as some lenses have been “delayed for more than a year”.

It’s vague, but at least it’s something. 2013 has been a very quiet year for Canon.

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Canon UK Cashbacks Coming?

Canon UK Cashbacks Coming?

New cashback program with Canon UK?
We’re told a cashback program will start in the UK tomorrow and run until March 31, 2013.

Some of the cashback deals may include:

  • 5D Mark III £160
  • 6D £100
  • 7D £80
  • 60D £65
  • 100 f/2.8L IS Macro £80
  • 16-35 f/2.8L II £160
  • 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 £80
  • 17-40 f/4L £80
  • 24-70 f/2.8L II £235
  • 8-15 f/4L Fisheye £155
  • 70-200 f/2.8L IS II £235
  • Speedlite 600EX-RT £80
  • G1X £30
  • G15 £30
  • S110 £20
  • SX50 £50

Any purchases made at Focus on imaging may also qualify for the cashbacks, we haven’t confirmed that though.

Source: [HU]

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New Canon USA Lens & Speedlite Rebates

New Canon USA Lens & Speedlite Rebates

Canon USA Rebates
An instant rebate on Canon lenses and speedlites begins February 17, and runs until March 30th, 2013.

See all rebates at B&H Photo

Below are the most notable lenses with rebates. Rebate amount in brackets

See all rebates at B&H Photo

Browse our price watch pages:
Primes Lenses | Zoom Lenses | Macro Lenses | Tilt-Shift Lenses | Speedlites

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