Canon Fall Rebate Details
Here's the scoop according to a post on POTN forum an hour ago. It looks pretty disappointing.
Canon Double-Rebate Bonus
Buy any one of the eligible Canon products on this page and receive the single rebate value. Buy two or more and receive double rebate value for each item! Offer begins 10/15/06 and ends 1/15/07.
It's on Calumet Photographic's ad, page 107.
Here is some of the rebate info:
5D will be $300/$600
1Ds Mark II N and 1Ds Mark II: Double your lens- or flash-rebate value with items purchased with either the EOS-1D Mark II N or EOS-1Ds Mark II.
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
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
With the $200 rebate the BH price for the 30D is $10 less than the 20D.
No rebates on EF-S lenses!
A 5D with the 16-35 and 24-70 lens discounts applied would run $2000, the 30D body with no discounts for the 10-22 and 17-55 will run $969. That brings the price difference to $1031.... which is still more than 2x the 30D.
30D body only BH price- $969, XTi body only $799. With a difference of only $170 why would anyone not wanting the kit lens or a smaller body purchase a XTi while during the rebates.
Most of these rebates as a percentage of Canon's camera and lens prices really amount to sh@t. (less than 2.5% on a 70-200 f/2.8, less than 5% if purchased with the 2x rebate) If we got a brochure from Sears offering a 2.5-5% sale I'm sure none of us would be excited- even less so if the sale was a rebate where we had to do paperwork and wait for a rebate check.
I'd really love to see Nikon, Sony, and Pentax kick Canon's ass this holiday season. They don't seem to care about their pro-am business with decent pricing/value (just take a look at their IS premiums) and their rebate offer to the Pro-market is basically nothing- nothing off on the body and 2x off on lenses they probably already own, and nothing on the big focal length lenses.
Last edited by RichNY; 10-02-2006 at 06:41 PM.
Dammit, why isn't the 35 1.4 on there? Grrrrr....
Canon: 30D | 24-70 f/2.8L | 35 f/1.4L | 50 f/1.4 | 70-200 f/2.8L IS | 580EX
Not to hijack the thread, but- Are there any other rebates/deals going on this time of year...other than canon?
I'm looking to purchase a
Tamron SP AF17-50mm f/2.8 XR DiII LD Aspherical (IF)
for my 30D. Wondering if I should wait, or just go ahead and order.
September 1 through December 31, 2006
Originally Posted by Dolman
Purchase any of the Tamron lenses listed below between September 1 and December 31, 2006 and receive the corresponding rebate via mail from Tamron.
AF11-18 F/4.5-5.6 Di-II LDAspherical (IF): $30
AF17-35 F/2.8-4 Di LDAspherical (IF): $10
AF24-135 F/3.5-5.6 ADAspherical (IF)Macro: $30
AF28-75 F/2.8 Di LDAspherical (IF) Macro: $30
AF28-105 F/2.8 LD Aspherical (IF): $200
AF28-300 F/3.5-6.3 XR Di Aspherical (IF) Macro: $30
AF55-200 F/4-5.6 Di-II LD Macro: $30
AF200-500 F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF): $30
AF14 F/2.8 Aspherical (IF): $200
AF90 F/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro: $40
AF300 F/2.8 LD (IF): $500
I am not sure why you find it so disappointing. What do you expect? 25% off? For what reason would that be reasonable? 100 to 200$ back on the 30D is actually quite a lot. It does depend of course on if you are considering any lenses of the lenses in the rebates list.
Canon EOS 350D, Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 macro, Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC EX, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM, Tokina AT-X124 Pro 12-24mm F4, Soligor 1.7x C/D4 DG Teleconvertor, Manfrotto 724B tripod, Canon Powershot S30
thanks for the heads up rich. although i think the rebates are actually quite nice. small percentage maybe, but the dollar amount is pretty decent in my view. I usually buy stuff when these rebates roll around and found the choices are pretty good but now that i've done this twice i wish there was more on the list. i wonder why some of the rebate amounts have gone up while others have gone down compared to the last 2 years
canon 17-40 L, 70-200 f2.8 L, 400 f5.6 L, 50 f1.4 & f1.8, 1.4x TC, sigma 15 f2.8 fisheye, flash 500 DG Super, kenko extension tubes
note to self: don't participate in sad, silly threads unless you're looking for sad, silly responses.
"anti-BS filter" (from andy): http://dcresource.com/forums/showpos...94&postcount=4
Here's a link to Canon's Fall rebate form. Some additional lenses are on this list from my original post. http://www.author-works.com/media/media-19837.pdf
Oh, for a good old sale, eh?
Well, this round of rebates certainly doesn't have me running to the store to buy something. Oh... oh yeah... I got everything I need. Sorry about that, Coldman.
Fact is... and I stated it in another post... if Canon wants to move glass, they know how. Nothing exciting happened at Photokina, that's for darn sure, except for ANOTHER expensive IS-equipped 70-200mm. C'mon... f/4? You'd practically need an earthquake to blow that shot.
Look... even "BestBuy" is occasionally giving 12.5% store discount off their line of goodies, digital cameras included.
You could still get the Canon rebate, besides, as they are an authorized Canon retailer. B&H won't give you squat. Sure, they carry everything, but if all you need is an EOS 30D, a 430EX flash and a qualifying 75-300mm lens... you should be able to get that at "BestBuy"... and get the rebate, too. Support... look, if it breaks... you have an opportunity to get buyer's insurance that they happily offer in yearly segments for your purchase. Can you imagine, four years of coverage on a CANON!???! (yeah, I said it! )
I suggest waiting until "Thanksgiving Sale" days... and see who pokes their head up with a real deal. The rebates will still be there and you will have your camera just in time to capture "lil' Joey" and his sister checking out what the Jolly Old Elf and his cohorts dropped off under Ol' Tannenbaum.
I know I'll be looking for the EOS 1Ds MkII, myself.
Whoa... did you see that pig? That was low!
Last edited by DonSchap; 10-04-2006 at 08:36 PM.
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Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.
Don, I just went up to Best Buy's web site and checked the price on a 30D. They sell it for $1499, B&H sells it for $1249. That's a $250 difference and BB would have to drop its price by 16.7% just to match B&H. I also didn't see a way to buy just a body from BB, is that possible?
I am failing to see where Best Buy is worth considering other than the fact you can get a 4 year warranty for $149. Am I missing something?
Last edited by RichNY; 10-04-2006 at 09:27 PM.