10% Canon price increase on October 1st?

According to this dpreview post, Canon will raise their prices by 10% on October 1st, 2009. The original source was a "large photo supply shop in the NY/NJ/CT area".

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  • Just a Thought

    FAKE:
    - Large photo supply shop would never divulge this and risk pissing Canon off. They did not grow large by shooting their mouth off.

    - Large photo supply shops in NY/NJ are on Jewish Holiday and are not going to contact anyone with such info, especially not during Jewish holiday time.

    • Bubba Satori

      Yep. Very good points. Well done.

  • regular

    Did you notice price increase rumors are quiet frequent with Canon? I think that is a way to push sales. “Hurry, hurry to buy this expensive TS/E lens before it gets even more expensive”.

  • thom

    Swiss Canon Pro Dealer says there will be a price increase of 2% on all Canon items on october, 1st.

  • dyna

    From what I’ve heard it’s going to be 20-25% on all lenses. And that’s it. No other products are to be affected. Just the lenses. Bodies stay, compact cameras stay, video stays. Just the lenses get increased. Dramatically… just like Nikon’s increases earlier this year.

    And Canon has had price increases nearly every year for the past 5 years. This should come as no surprise to anyone, regardless of dollar/yen ratios or any of that nonsense. It was going to happen, sooner or later.

  • Matt

    @thom

    Got the same mail too:

    «Sehr geehrte Kundinnen und Kunden,

    Canon wird per Donnerstag, 1. Oktober währungsbedingt die Preise aller Produkte erhöhen.
    Die Preise werden um ca. 2% erhöht. Alle Bestellungen bis am 30. September werden wir
    noch zum alten, tieferen Preis ausliefern. Die Preiserhöhung gilt für alle Canon Produkte.

    Sie finden Canon Produkte in unserem Online-Store unter:
    http://www.…

    Freundliche Grüsse

    XXX XXX AG
    XXXXXXstrasse XX
    XXXX Zürich
    T 043-XXX XX XX
    F 043-XXX XX XX
    INFO@XXXXX.CH
    http://WWW.XXXXX.CH»

  • Sigma/tamron

    I guess Sigma/Tamron will really be the big winners of this price increase. They are getting really good with their in lens stabilization and are a lot cheaper. This is a dumb move by Canon.

  • New fanboy

    Um. Did this happen? I don’t think it did, but I don’t pay attention to Canon prices.

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