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03-31-2019, 12:10 PM   #1
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11-18mm Can we expect a price drop?

Hi,

I'm looking at picking up the 11-18mm ... Do you think we can expect a price drop in the next few months or do they generally stay at their entry prices.

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03-31-2019, 12:30 PM   #2
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Should drop.
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It really depends. It could drop if there are any sales planned for April, but personally I wouldn't expect much for a few months. It's just starting to hit the shelves.

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03-31-2019, 12:42 PM   #4
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So I guess I gotta wait out the urge to buy then

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QuoteOriginally posted by andycannonbcn Quote
So I guess I gotta wait out the urge to buy then
Im waiting until November unless something happens between now and then.
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In recent year there was a tendency of lens prices to increase.
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I will put up a post if I buy one. Prices usually drop right after I buy.
03-31-2019, 01:45 PM   #8
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DA* lenses are premium products. It's probably a safe bet that prices will drop slower than other lenses.

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The first price drop in the US on the DFA* 70-200 took place after about 5 months, from $2297 to $1797.
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QuoteOriginally posted by catfishjohn Quote
I will put up a post if I buy one. Prices usually drop right after I buy.
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04-01-2019, 04:30 AM   #11
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QuoteOriginally posted by catfishjohn Quote
I will put up a post if I buy one. Prices usually drop right after I buy.
Please, buy two of them by this summer

EDIT: I would expect that 11-18 will be included in this year summer cashback.
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It will drop eventually. In the meantime, I'll enjoy the copy I already have.
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If my memory tracks right, the DFA* 50 didn't drop until late November in timing with the typical price drops we see around Thanksgiving/cyber Monday time frame. My guess is we've got a few more months before we'll see a sale on this one too.
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Pray for a strong dollar.
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I find myself repeatedly checking the price on Amazon and then thinking ... wow a k1-II is only 300 extra
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