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      02-14-2011, 10:47 PM   #45
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"hahaha, no it's gonna fuckin happen..." in a very stern voice.

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Done already?
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like I said, I'm old... 18 was over a decade ago. She's asleep next to me, my job is done.
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like I said, I'm old... 18 was over a decade ago. She's asleep next to me, my job is done.
and back to your other mistress.... the internet forums
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oh not much of a mistress when the mrs knows and curses it daily
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lol You just have to get her onto the forums too so she can spend quality time with you online as well as offline.
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yeah right, she despises my car and this forum for the 3 years of $ its drained me of.
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like I said, I'm old... 18 was over a decade ago. She's asleep next to me, my job is done.
Only a decade? Punk. 18 was an eon ago for me.
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Hey, be kind to us Cretaceous era members. We've been through a lot.
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Wow... B&H really sleazed it up this time. The price of the 7D was $1479 yesterday. Today, a $200 instant rebates kicks in on the 7D, so they raised the price to $1699. Now, with $200 rebates, it's $20 more than it was yesterday at regular price.

Sadly, many other vendors are following suit... BASTARDS!!
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Wow... B&H really sleazed it up this time. The price of the 7D was $1479 yesterday. Today, a $200 instant rebates kicks in on the 7D, so they raised the price to $1699. Now, with $200 rebates, it's $20 more than it was yesterday at regular price.

Sadly, many other vendors are following suit... BASTARDS!!
Yeah, it's a shit move. Apparently most shops do it, too. Lame.
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Still $1499 on Amazon. There is a note about rebates, but it looks like it got cut off.

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Adorama Camera Rebates:
Purchase this Canon EOS DSLR Camera together with
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Doesn't make sense.
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glad i got mine before the increase.
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Some rebate info here: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/N...d-Lens-Rebates

$80 off the 100mm macro is interesting. I had a set of close-up filters for my old AT-1 setup and shot some very cool macro images.

Disclaimer: I see nothing on Amazon or B&W about rebates for these lenses. But like the site above says, they haven't been announced yet.
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Some rebate info here: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/N...d-Lens-Rebates

$80 off the 100mm macro is interesting. I had a set of close-up filters for my old AT-1 setup and shot some very cool macro images.

Disclaimer: I see nothing on Amazon or B&W about rebates for these lenses. But like the site above says, they haven't been announced yet.
that 100mm macro is a nice lens, i have it in my arsenol. it and my 50mm 1.8 are the only non L series lenses i have.

That being said, I wouldn'd hesitate to buy it again.

The 100mm macro is also very nice as a normal prime lens too. I've taken some nice sport shots with it. and gets me some decent zoom when in low light since all my zooms have the lowest of a 4F-stop and up, it sort of saves the day once in a while (makes me want to trade my 70-200 F4 for the 2.8 version. though it isn't really necessary.
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I also have the 100mm f/2.8 macro lens as well. It's a great lens for the price, and probably the best macro lens for the buck that Canon has to offer. I find myself rarely using it, however. So, unless you really want to do macro photography, I wouldn't recommend spending the money on it.
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For your edification, here's an interesting response by Adorama on this subject.

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When Canon raises the prices to retailers, rebates are generally offered for the first few months to delay the price-change for customers. We don't raise prices on our existing stock to match the new prices, which often means that customer prices drop initially; however within a week or two, when we've sold out of almost every Canon unit that has a rebate on it, as well as a few that don't - we have to pay the increased prices when we re-stock.

At the same time if Canon decides to enforce their MAP program more aggressively, it leaves us no choice but to offer the renewed inventory at Canon “estimated retail prices”.

Manufacturers usually require retailers to meet MAP restrictions in order to participate in a rebate offer program, and many of Adorama’s regular list prices are frequently too low to be able to offer the rebates. If we don’t comply, we’ll lose our Authorized Dealership Status

When a manufacturer or US importer changes MAP parameters and enforces them vigorously, retailers are left with no option. Therefore when our inventory is exhausted, prices have to go up to reflect the new MAP. Nevertheless, prices at Adorama will at no time be raised above MSRP.

MAP restrictions mean that when the rebated lenses are marked up to the Canon "estimated price," the cost of the unit with the rebate applied will in some cases either be equal to, or in some case greater than the regular discounted price that we were selling them for before the instant rebate program went into effect!

The reason that you may find units pre-price rise at a smaller or independent retailer while prices at the bigger retailers have already increased, is simply a matter of scale; stores that carry & sell on from a larger inventory, will deplete stocks bought in at the pre-price rise prices far more quickly than smaller stores with a slower turnover.

Also, the price at smaller retailers is rarely as variable as at larger outlets, because they are generally unable to offer the same level of deep discounting due to their smaller purchasing power, so price increases are not as great.


As retailers who care passionately about the products we sell, I can promise you that we don't like it any more than our customers do.

I hope this has helped to clarify how pricing works - but you are most welcome to email me directly if anything isn't clear, or you need additional information.

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For your edification, here's an interesting response by Adorama on this subject.
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I also have the 100mm f/2.8 macro lens as well. It's a great lens for the price, and probably the best macro lens for the buck that Canon has to offer. I find myself rarely using it, however. So, unless you really want to do macro photography, I wouldn't recommend spending the money on it.
It appears the first site's rebate info might be wrong. They have the non-"L" version listed with a rebate, but B&H only shows a rebate for the L version. Which makes sense as the other rebates all go with L lenses.
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