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Canon 50mm 1.4 $399 & 1.8 $99

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Dec 12, 2011
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Canon 50mm 1.4 $399 & 1.8 $99

Best buy / canon lense on sale.

I got 1.4 @ 379.00 (open box)

Is this a hot deal?
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Sep 24, 2009
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50 1.4 was $299 on boxing day
1.8 was $89

i would say this is cold
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May 20, 2003
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Bad deal. I think it was 299 or 279 on canon website during boxing week but was OOS fast
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ThaChingster wrote:
Jan 19th, 2013 6:14 pm
50 1.4 was $299 on boxing day
1.8 was $89
i would say this is cold
Would you?
davext wrote:
Jan 19th, 2013 6:22 pm
Bad deal. I think it was 299 or 279 on canon website during boxing week but was OOS fast
WHY......do you guys always break out the Boxing Day/Week comparisons. Guess what? The next Boxing Day is about 340 days away...
THANK YOU OP, as that is a great price for the nifty fifty anyway.
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I got a 70-200 f2.8 IS MKII from futureshop the other day for 2070 n tax, now its $2500 on their site. Sells used for $1900-2000 in the states.

I didn't post it on here because that product has a very specific demografic.
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People will never buy anything if they keep compare the sales from boxing days with the limited stock quantity.
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It's $329 at B&H and Adorama.
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Mr. Snazzypants wrote:
Jan 19th, 2013 6:27 pm
WHY......do you guys always break out the Boxing Day/Week comparisons. Guess what? The next Boxing Day is about 340 days away...
Personally I think boxing day prices are still 'relevant' given in some cases the sale just ended two weeks ago. Sometimes boxing day prices are also indicative of what you can expect to be the 'hot' price in the coming months.

So in the case of the nifty fifty I'd kind of agree that at this point in time $100 is cold (as it was $10 less a week ago), $90 is warm (as the price was just that a week ago) but at this point in time anything less than $90 would be the 'new' hot.


Maybe in another month $100 can move up to warm again...but since we know that $90 is the new bottom price for this, that is the price that is now required to be hot.
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Feb 23, 2009
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dobong8483 wrote:
Jan 19th, 2013 6:09 pm
Best buy / canon lense on sale.

I got 1.4 @ 379.00 (open box)

Is this a hot deal?
The 50mm 1.4 is a fantastic lense, enjoy your new purchase, congrats!
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The lack of offers will convince OP he overpriced his lens but comparing to the killer boxing day sale isnt fair though...add in taxes the difference is small....
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gizmo8 wrote:
Jan 21st, 2013 11:00 am
The lack of offers will convince OP he overpriced his lens but comparing to the killer boxing day sale isnt fair though...add in taxes the difference is small....
Mmmm, not sure if you read his post correctly. He's not looking for offers, just confirmation that he got a good deal.

The 1.8 @ $99 is a good deal, most Cdn retailers are selling for $119 or so.

The 1.4 @ $379 is also a good deal, Cdn retailers are selling it for over $400.

Comparing to Boxing day or US deals isn't fair... cost of materials is always going up, so prices will usually be lower in the past, and the US is a cheaper market, but you also have to factor in shipping and possible duty.

You can always check prices at www.photoprice.com to see who's got the best deal around.
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Canon 50mm f/1.8 II is $94.99 at Aden right now. Unadvertised in-store special.
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Opps my bad I thought he was trying to sell it at that price...decent deal if the price includes tax....
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At 399, I would rather pick up a used sigma 50 1.4 for a little more. Personally I would go for the sigma for better iq, faster focusing and better bokeh.
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