Price of 85mm f1.8 in Canada

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Price of 85mm f1.8 in Canada
May 31, 2011

The price of the Canon 85mm f1.8 in the United States is $400 -$420. Canon USA's list price on their website is $419.99. The price of the same lens in Canada is $589.99 according to Canon Canada's website and also according to every camera store I have checked in Canada. The Canadian and US dollars are at par.

Am I missing something here? We are accustomed to being ripped off in Canada but the price differential on this particular lens seems ridiculous. Canon seems to be suggesting that this lens should be ordered from the United States, yet Canadians are going to be hit with freight, brokerage fees and the credit card currency exchange ripoff fee.

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