Horrible time to buy

Started May 24, 2011 | Discussions thread
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jitteringjr
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Horrible time to buy
May 24, 2011

Although I didn't do a complete price match on all Canon Lenses and Flashes, it seems like almost every items is selling at or above MSRP at B&H and Adorama based on Canon USA list prices. The 50/1.4 lists at $400 and is selling at $450! I have never seen that at B&H or Adorama. Full MSRP is what I expect at the local shops.

There is still a lot of "which lens should I buy" chatter. I would have to say none or maybe the third party ones. Tamron lens prices seem to be holding good and same with Sigma, with the exception of the 30/1.4 that is up $50 since when I bought mine in January. I understand those with business needs have little choice but for us hobbyists, the timing sucks.

I personally have been buying accessory items. I just got a new light stand last week and picked up a Lowepro Stealth Reporter 200 today. The bag is too small so I will exchange it for the 400. So what are other people doing? Now buying anything? Business as usuall? Or accessory items?

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