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Jan 11, 2010 07:24 |  #466
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I'm still amazed that Canon's new 70-200 comes in at £800 more than Nikons.


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Jan 11, 2010 07:37 |  #467

Do we know for sure that the RRP in the UK is £2799?


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Jan 11, 2010 07:46 |  #468
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Yes - confirmed last week.


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Jan 11, 2010 07:50 |  #469

Where?

I can't see it on the Canon website info.


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Jan 11, 2010 07:58 |  #470
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Confirmed to dealers - spoke to one just yesterday.


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Jan 11, 2010 08:08 |  #471
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krepta wrote in post #9368432 (external link)
SN, you are right. I hadn't thought of such a difference between the different markets. I do sure hope you are right! I'd be happy with ~USD$2,300. :)

Is the price in HK going to be higher for you, you think?

The HK dollar is pegged to the USD, so it should be very similar to the U.S. price (direct conversion). Perhaps a little bit cheaper due to our location (I hope).




  
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Jan 11, 2010 09:08 |  #472

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Confirmed to dealers - spoke to one just yesterday.

That really is just plain daft.

Still I'm sticking with mine & your $2999 guess for the USA though.


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Jan 11, 2010 09:51 |  #473

I'm a bit taken back at people complaining about the price of this lens. I charge as much as the market will let me and sometimes that market price is dictated by country/location. If I am allowed to do it, why shouldn't Canon be able to do it?


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You can - doesn't mean people have to like it.

Charging double is taking the pee.


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Jan 11, 2010 10:00 |  #475

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You can - doesn't mean people have to like it.

Charging double is taking the pee.

"Taking the piss" out of something doesn't really translate to American English.

I also wish you would use the phrase "the lens is £1200 dearer at that rate!"


I did enjoy this Britishism from bigrob: "That really is just plain daft."


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It's double!


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Jan 11, 2010 10:02 |  #477

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It's double!

We get the same shaft up north. Bodies are similarly priced (about 10% more) but lenses are often 30% dearer than the exchange rate would dictate. Obviously that isn't nearly as bad as you with the VAT included. I'm sure many will be making a quick trip across the pond to pick this one up.


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Jan 11, 2010 10:23 |  #478

bigrob wrote in post #9370370 (external link)
Do we know for sure that the RRP in the UK is £2799?

Warehouse Express already has it advertised at that. Don't forget the 7D came in at around £1700 and quickly fell to just over £1200. I know lenses don't tend to do that as much as bodies do, but there'll be a premium to pay for those who want the latest as soon as possible.


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Jan 11, 2010 10:38 as a reply to  @ Madweasel's post |  #479

If the new 70-200 MK II comes in at $2300.00 or less, I predict a tsunami like wave of MK I's hitting Ebay and the forum buy/sells. GDP...watch out!




  
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Jan 11, 2010 10:39 |  #480

Not selling mine until I start working for real. That price is more than a usual purchase for many of us.


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