5D rebate rumors

Discussion in 'Canon EOS' started by aleskoubik, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. I heard some rumors about upcoming rebate for the 5D around 10/15. Anybody can
    confirm that? I am looking to purchase my 5D in the next few weeks. B&H is down
    to $2,799.95 in the past couple of weeks but saving more wouldn't hurt.

    Thanks
     
  2. http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1032&message=20264745
     
  3. Here's the full list: 15/2.8 $30/$60 20/2.8 $20/$40 28/1.8 $20/$40 50/1.4 $20/$40 85/1.8 $20/$40 85/1.2L $50/$100 100/2.0 $20/$40 100/2.8 $30/$60 135/2.0L $25/$50 180/3.5L $50/$100 200/2.8L $35/$70 300/4.0L $45/$90 400/5.6L $45/$90 75-300/4-5.6 $10/$20 60/2.8 USM Macro $10/$20 430 Flash $10/$20 580 Flash $15/$30 MR-14 Flash $15/$30 MT-24 Flash $30/$60 17-40 f/4L USM $45/$90 24-105 f/4L IS USM $50/$100 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM $20/$40 70-200 f/4L USM $35/$70 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L USM $40/$80 16-35 f/2.8L USM $50/$100 24-70 f/2.8L USM $50/$100 70-200 f/2.8L USM $45/$90 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM $50/$100 30D $100/$200 5D $300/$600 Buy two items to get the larger rebate. Rebate runs from 15 October through Jan 15. So if you weren't planning on buying a lens or flash that's on the list, simply pick up the cheapest item and resell it (hopefully close to cost) to get a 5D for around $2,200. I guess Canon's yields on the 5D sensor keep improving, allowing them to drop prices and drive volume and profit higher and higher. 2007 could well see full frame drop below $2,000, which will attract another mass of buyers.
     
  4. Thank you Mark and Rob for the info. It looks like I will be shopping for more then the camera:)
     
  5. WEll Im glad i seen this thread.

    I was just getting ready to make an order through B&H for.

    5D and Grip/
    3 580EXs/
    24-70L/
    70-200L/
    85 1.8

    So I geuss i will wait another 11 Days.
     
  6. Is the idea that these are items Canon wants to clear before releasing shinier items to the masses? I'm not familiar with Canon's (apparent) seasonal rebates.

    Thanks
    Matthew
     
  7. Only $40 for 100-400. It must be a hot lens.
     
  8. Canon tend to use rebates to attract attention during the peak sales periods (in this case, the run up to Christmas) and encourage the sales of their own brand lenses. For DSLRs, rebates are used to make the price market competitive or to drive volumes. The 30D rebate merely reflects the fact that there are some very competitive offerings from other manufacturers in this segment, although it's possible that Canon plan to replace the camera in the first half of next year. The 5D is likely to remain in the lineup for some while to come, though as I explained above, Canon can now probably substantially increase sales and profit by dropping the effective price. In Europe, the 5D has been on permanent rebate since the spring (actually making it cheaper on a pre sales tax basis than in the US). Closeouts often see the price reduced with no rebate offer - look at pricing on a 20D or Rebel XT for example.
     
  9. I was just wondering if the rebate time period also applies to Canon Canada. I believe it did for the one early in the year.
     

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