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Prices - wow. Canon lenses the new gold trade?

 
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Jul 18, 2011 10:46 |  #16

Agreed with this. Price will only keep going up from here. Those in the US are lucky as it is with the relatively low prices we pay for gear here.

Yeah, or Canon will kill its golden goose.


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Jul 18, 2011 10:49 |  #17

dumbttt wrote in post #12778808 (external link)
Pricing is definitely going to go up. Value of USD will continue to drop as weakness in the US economy continues. The Fed's QE or other such programs is not helping either.

The Fed has more to worry about then what photography gear costs. Tanking the exchange rates actually encourages buying American and increases exports.


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Jul 18, 2011 10:54 |  #18

So should I just go ahead and buy that 50 1.4 I have been thinking about? Was hoping that the price might fall a bit, but I guess $399 is the best I am gonna do..


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Jul 18, 2011 10:59 as a reply to  @ Sacadelic's post |  #19

There's still time to order the new 400 f/2.8 IS II at $11,500. Deliveries are supposed to start next month.


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Jul 18, 2011 11:02 |  #20

Just another reason to buy refurbs when Canon has them on sale... I snagged my 85L for like $1680 after rebates/tax/shipping just a few months ago. Looks and operates like a brand new lens would. Could not say enough good things...

Sadly no sale when I got my refurb 5D2, but condition is same as my 85L was.. Only 200 shutter uses on it, as well. Not a mark/flaw on it. I just wish they had the 10% sale when I bought that one, though! Cost me $2170 or something. Still better then $2400, but sub $2000 would of been great.


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Jul 18, 2011 11:08 |  #21

Sdiver2489 wrote in post #12778678 (external link)
::waves bye bye to "price" as a reason to get Canon lenses over Nikon::

The Nikkors are accordingly jacked up... the Nikkors are STILL pricier.


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Jul 18, 2011 13:48 |  #22

Prices are going back to their original level in china - not quite there, but moving.


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Jul 18, 2011 14:17 |  #23

Lenses is just the tip of the iceburg... if things keep going they way they are now, a simple can of soup will start looking as exotic as an L-lens does today.




  
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Jul 28, 2011 07:13 as a reply to  @ efm-7's post |  #24

Wonder why it is only the 85 f1.2 that has increase in price.
My 24L stays the same when I bought it.


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Jul 28, 2011 08:18 |  #25

RHChan84 wrote in post #12778783 (external link)
USD just isn't want it used to be.

Lens shortage or not, this is the REAL key.


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Jul 28, 2011 08:37 |  #26

Recent financials show Canon making 18% profits despite a weak dollar and a 100 year type natural disaster, so it isn't the only key.


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Jul 28, 2011 09:35 |  #27

I wonder if the price increase of the 85L up so high has to do with the manufacture of that huge aspherical element? Something along the lines of that? Who knows.


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Jul 28, 2011 11:07 |  #28

tkbslc wrote in post #12836834 (external link)
Recent financials show Canon making 18% profits despite a weak dollar and a 100 year type natural disaster, so it isn't the only key.

Is that Canon USA or globally?


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Jul 28, 2011 11:10 |  #29

thank the federal reserve too


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Jul 28, 2011 11:15 as a reply to  @ iadubber's post |  #30

I think Canon makes global adjustment to it's pricing twice a year. There was a post recently on POTN that had the most recent Canon price release about the next pricing.

IMO - imported good are going to increase in the foreseeable future, so if you need something but it today rather than tomorrow.




  
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