New Canon lenses announced!

Started Nov 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
Skip M
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Re: New Canon lenses announced!
In reply to rrccad, Nov 5, 2012

rrccad wrote:

AllOtherNamesTaken wrote:

Cool lenses but prices seem ridiculous, just like the new 24-70/2.8 at $2,300. Not sure how many people would want a 24-70/4 IS for $1,800. $900 for the 35mm/2 seems awfully steep as well. Seems to me like they are charging way too much for the addition of IS on these new lenses. A 24-70/2.8 IS would have been cool, but it would also be $3000 with Canon's new pricing scheme.

blame your government.

the 24-105L was released in japan at 145,000 yen. for around 1250 USD MSRP .. the rumored 24-70 is rumored around 145,000 yen as well - but with the laughingly poor USD - that will roll in around 1600-1800.

amazing (and sad) to what a difference around 7 years can make to the USD.

I don't think the USD is "laughingly poor," I think it's artificially low in order to encourage exports and discourage imports.  One way to balance the trade deficit.  When it's trading equal to the Canadian dollar, there's something distinctly weird going on.

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