50mm f/1.8 went up in price?

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  1. keith204

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    This is stupid...why'd it go up? Does anyone know if they made an improvement to the Canon 50mm f/1.8?

    I had one, and sold it with my XT, and now want to buy it again...but it's $89.99 instead of the old $79.99... hrmmmph.
     
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    :lol: You've been living under a rock. There was a huge discussion about why the other week.

    No it's the same lens.
     
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    dad gum... ok. Yeah I quit my TPF addiction...but then I came back :thumbup:
     
  4. Gum, ey? I used the patch, but it didn't stick...
     
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    Maybe it is just the US$ going down again?
     
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    I quit cold turkey......trying to quit my TPF addiction that is.


    Any who, not that the lens discussion holds any relevence to my bag, but I do remember seeing not only the afore mentioned discussion but also the preceeding roumor of this some time ago.
     
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    Adorama has the grey market one for $79 and the USA one for $84. I remember buying mine about 9 months ago for $69.
     
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    i'd speculate over that, it's probably pretty accurate.
     
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    but that might indicate further increases in price for imported camera gear ... in particular if the dollar continues its tour at the bottom of the lake ...

    All camera-related equipment is ridiculously cheap in the US if you compare with Europe.
     
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    it's pretty cheap compared to the canadian market, too.
    if i could tolerate sending something back to the states for repair (which i can't) i would definitely buy all of my gear south o' the border.
     
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    My feeling is still the failing dollar.

    The leica folk are also feeling the price increase pretty much every 4-6 months now. We are not talking a dollar here and there... we are talking price increases in the double digit percentile points. Someone posted in another forum $$$ of various Leica gear from a magazine back in 2001. If you compare them to the same stuff sold on BHphoto.com now, it is pretty shocking.

    50/1.0 brand new as listed in 2001, $2795, and now in 2008 it costs $5995
    35/2.0 brand new as listed in 2001, $1495, and now in 2008 it costs $2595
    50/2.0 brand new as listed in 2007, $995, and now in 2008 it costs $1795.

    etc...

    Its all ok... camera stuff is luxury... and I could live without. I'm getting worried because I'm seeing the prices jump on basic necessities as well. From where I sit, a lot of goods and services are going up.. to the point that it feels like a pay-cut every couple months or so.
     
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    Sucks that the price went up. I WAS going to buy it back in december but needed gift money. Was pissed when i went to order it and saw that the price was up everywhere. I still ordered it for 89.99 from BH.
     

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