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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.

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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.

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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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