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Street Price Special: 6D + 24-105 STM $1549, or 24-105 STM $399



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The new EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM has finally made its way to street price, and we’re pleased to feature it in a special:

We have the EOS 6D + 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Kit for only $1549, free shipping, brand new from a Canon USA authorized dealer with a 1-year Canon USA warranty. We also have a special which includes the BG-E13 Battery Grip for only $50 more, an incredible deal on a battery grip that is usually $180.

If you prefer the lens only, the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is only $399, brand new from a Canon USA authorized dealer with a 1-year Canon USA warranty. Free shipping. This is a $200 or 33% discount off a lens that now retails for $599 list price.

The EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM (not to be confused with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM at a $609 street price) was only announced in September; for this price it can’t be beat! It weighs less and performs optically very well, with resolution plots that are as good, if not better than the L lens. The much quieter stepping motor is perfect for silent focusing operation during video operation.

The street price on the EOS 6D is $1249, and has been very popular since the introduction of the instant rebates. For more info about our street prices, read the FAQ, read the reviews, then check out the prices.



Hot: 5D Mark III + PIXMA PRO-100 + Bonuses for $2249 AR Adorama



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UPDATE: B&H has matched.

Let the deals begin: Adorama has a bundle of the EOS 5D Mark III, PIXMA PRO-100, LP-E6 Battery, 64GB Lexar, one year drops and spills warranty, bag, and photo paper for only $2249.00, after a $250 mail-in rebate.

Click here to check out the deal at Adorama.

If you don’t want a printer or hassle with the mail-in rebate, check out our $2299 street price for 5D Mark III body only.

You can also check out a similar deal that additionally includes the 24-105mm f/4L for $2849 AR, although our street price on the 5D Mark III + 24-105L of $2699 is likely better (no mail-in rebate).



Canon USA Price Drops: 5D Mark III $2299, 6D $1249 (Street Prices)



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The previously leaked price drops have happened as expected: a $300 drop on the 5D Mark III, a $100 drop on the 6D, and conversion of the $300 mail-in rebate to a $300 instant rebate!

B&H Photo Video now has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2499.00, and the Canon EOS 6D for $1399.00. Both include a bunch of freebies including memory card, battery, bag.

If you’d rather save an additional $200 on the EOS 5D Mark III and $150 on the EOS 6D (no freebies, sorry!), check out our street prices of $2299 and $1249, respectively, brand new from authorized Canon USA dealers with free shipping.

Also started is a new lens mail-in rebate, with improved values. Get the rebate form. Our favorites are the 70-200mm II for $1849 AR and the 24-70mm II for $1649 AR. Check out the other street prices on lenses newly on rebate.

(Our apologies: we’ve had a few site issues tonight with double-counting mail-in and instant rebates; also, some retailers jumped the gun and lowered their price early, while the mail-in rebate was still active. We think everything is sorted out now, please let us know if there still are discrepancies.)



Canon USA Responds with 5D3/6D Price Drops and New Rebates


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Canon USA must have noticed the import/grey market craziness, because they will respond with a significant price drop and a new slate of aggressive rebates starting tomorrow, March 1st.

They will also switch from mail-in rebates to instant rebates for bodies. They will additionally increase the mail-in rebate values on lenses (and add more lenses to the rebate.)

Bodies

Canon USA will drop the MAP (or minimum advertised price) on the EOS 5D Mark III by $300 and the EOS 6D by $100. They’re also converting the current $300 mail-in rebate to a $300 instant rebate! Finally, they’re initiating a $100 instant rebate on the EOS 7D Mark II.

Here’s where all the street prices will end up as of tomorrow (all rebates are instant, the price you pay is the final price). We’re now taking street price inquiries at the new prices — brand new USA models from Canon USA authorized dealers, free shipping and a 1-year Canon USA warranty.

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Canon USA is starting a new slate of mail-in rebates, which is an increase from the rebates seen in February. (This is unheard of in our eight-year history of tracking Canon prices.) We’re seeing a return of some of the Holiday Rebate values (but sadly not on as many lenses). This is a new rebate period that runs from March 1st through March 28th, and is a different promotion-id from previous rebate periods.

Here’s where street prices will end up tomorrow. You can inquire now about the new pricing via our street price forms. Read more about our street price program that enables you to get great prices on brand new lenses from Canon USA authorized dealers.

We’re also seeing a renewal of the PIXMA PRO bundle rebates.

All in all, this is an aggressively low pricing from Canon (traditionally, prices rise after the holidays and remain high for several months). This shows a renewed interest by Canon USA to defend their market share against the import market, as well as from other manufacturers. Exciting times ahead!



Super Hot Imports: 5D Mark III for $1949, 6D for $1099, 7D2 for $1399



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These hot deals got even better with a $50 coupon code:

BigValueInc via eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $1949.00. Enter coupon code “CLC10OFF” at checkout for an additional $50 off. This is the new lowest price seen yet on the 5D Mark III.

This coupon code also works on the EOS 6D from BigValueInc ($1099), the EOS 7D Mark II from GetItDigital ($1399), and the EOS 70D from BigValueInc ($699). Hot deals, all at lowest-seen-yet prices!

The coupon code expires today. The frenzy deals may expire soon (they’ve been running since Monday). Readers who ordered the 5D Mark III earlier in the sale have already reported receiving brand new bodies with 0-shutter counts (see comments on previous posts).

These are likely an import or grey market body, you can read more about this at our FAQ. BigValueInc via eBay is not an authorized dealer. A Canon USA warranty is not guaranteed (the store provides a warranty instead). Historically Canon USA has provided warranty service on grey market bodies anyway — but this is at the discretion of Canon USA, and can change at any time.

This retailer has been a reliable eBay seller based on eBay feedback and reader feedback. No readers have noted up-sell calls from BigValueInc, but GetItDigital is known to upsell.



7D Mark II: Grey Market $1449, or Authorized Dealer $1529



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Two great deals on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II:

Get It Digital via eBay has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II for $1449.00. This is grey market / import, so a Canon USA warranty is not guaranteed (the store provides a warranty.) Please also beware of potential upsell calls from this seller.

If you prefer an authorized Canon dealer with a guaranteed Canon USA warranty, our street price is $1529, brand new, with free shipping, and a Canon USA 1-year warranty.



Hot, Still Live: 5D Mark III (Import) for $1999 BigValueInc eBay



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This hot deal is still live, now with over 200 bodies sold: BigValueInc via eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $1999.00. Between this deal and last week’s deal 600 bodies have been sold at this under-$2000 price.

We have gotten numerous reports from readers who purchased the 5D Mark III + 24-105L deal from the same seller: they received cameras with Canon USA Warranty cards. This suggests the camera bodies are of North American origin.

BigValueInc via eBay is not an authorized dealer. As they are not authorized, a Canon USA warranty is not guaranteed (the store provides a warranty instead). Historically Canon USA has provided warranty service on all bodies anyway — but this is at the discretion of Canon USA, and can change at any time.

This retailer has been a reliable eBay seller based on eBay feedback and reader feedback.