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      03-20-2011, 10:03 PM   #1
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Lens prices going crazy.

The Canon 70-200mm f4L was $674 on Amazon this morning and similarly priced elsewhere. Now it's $709 most places. I'd heard that the nightmare in Japan was going to affect the price of anything made there, but a $35 jump on one day is a bit much. I think the IS version jumped $50 or $60 today.

Cameras, too. The 60D is up $100 over last week (unless some instant rebate just ended).
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Canon prices go up all the time, nothing new. The 70-200mm 2.8 IS was about $1400-1500 a few years ago. Now it's $1650+. The new 2.8 IS is like $2300. Crazy...
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5% in a day? That seems like a lot. Almost as bad as gasoline.
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70-200 F2.8L IS II is up to $2475... really happy now I copped mine back in January when it was $2070

1D Mark IV is up from $4799 at most retailers to full MSRP of $4999
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At this rate, the 5D3 will be at least $3500 MSRP
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      03-20-2011, 10:39 PM   #6
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The 70-200 f/4L IS went up $300 from when I bought it

Damn US dollar is losing value
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It's that and also because of concerns over supply constraints due to the quake and tsunami. Canon's Utsunomiya plant took a lot of damage.
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Nobody can complain about camera/lens pricing until they ditch their DSLR gear and move to Leica like me.
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