Hot Double Dip: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II for $1899 Now at B&H



Amazing deal. B&H Photo Video matched the deal on the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II: they have it for $1899.00 (after a $300 mail-in rebate). The discount shows up at checkout. They’re also giving a 4% reward. Your net ends up around $1811. This is the cheapest price we’ve ever seen for this lens.

This price will not last long at all.

UPDATE: Adorama has now matched this deal.

Double-dip deals are ones where the stores discount by the amount of the mail-in rebate (in this case, $300), effectively doubling the value. B&H is one of the best camera retailers around and is obviously eligible for the $300 rebate.



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39 comments on “Hot Double Dip: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II for $1899 Now at B&H

  1. Andy
    November 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm EDT

    B&H still has the price $2,499.00

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm EDT

      Start checkout to see this deal.

      1. Andy
        November 25, 2013 at 11:31 am EDT

        Thank you CanonPriceWatch for the alert, I ordered on Nov. 10 and received the len when it was 4% reward. Now it has only 2% reward.

  2. November 10, 2013 at 3:08 pm EDT

    Can you only redeem 1 rebate per household ?I already took advantage on the 24-70 v II deal

    1. November 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm EDT

      The rebate form says “Limit 1 Claim per lens per household”, which suggests you can make multiple claims as long as they are not for the same lens.

      1. iyson
        November 10, 2013 at 5:01 pm EDT

        so we could do two separate rebates for two different lens? I’ve already done the 24 70 rebates, and got approved.

        1. CanonPriceWatch
          November 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm EDT

          That’s my understanding, and what the rebate people said when I called to ask. As long as they are different lenses.

        2. CanonPriceWatch
          November 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm EDT

          If you want to be absolutely certain you can call the rebate company tomorrow morning. I’m not sure if this price will still be around though, so you may want to order first.

  3. November 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm EDT

    got it.

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 10, 2013 at 2:39 pm EDT

      Great deal. Cheaper than when I bought mine two years ago for $1969.

  4. Dave
    November 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm EDT

    Are Canadians enligible for mail in rebate?

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm EDT

      Unfortunately not — but all you need is a friend with a US address 🙂

  5. Kenny
    November 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm EDT

    What happen to the good o days with no rebate at this price. Canons markup is rediculous.

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 10, 2013 at 2:52 pm EDT

      Agreed. In those “good o days”, the low prices were in place because of “instant rebates”, which needed to be done by the stores. Retailers hated them, because of the paperwork, complications, fear of getting rejected (do the reasons sound familiar?).

  6. Li
    November 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm EDT

    I placed order with Bugdig using my Discover card (5% cash back online shopping. up to $75). Then BH has 4% rebate, so canceled the order, placed with BH, it’s about $170 additional saving. Thank you!

    1. JZ
      November 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm EDT

      How did u cancel the Buydig order?

      1. Li
        November 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm EDT

        I called Buydig for the cancellation. Then a cancellation confirmation email arrived. It’s not been posted on ebay yet.

        1. JZ
          November 10, 2013 at 4:01 pm EDT

          Thank man. I just followed your lead. Any idea when they will refund us (Assuming that you paid through PayPal too on the BuyDig order)?

  7. Dave
    November 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm EDT

    So glad I found this site and signed up! Finally picked up this lens after stalking for months. Thanks!

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 10, 2013 at 3:56 pm EDT

      You’re welcome!

  8. Dukinald
    November 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm EDT

    I know b&h will also lower their price to match current pricing. I’m glad I waited 🙂 the are a very reputable seller and they have the rewards program as well. Problem now is what to do with 70-200 f4

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 10, 2013 at 3:57 pm EDT

      Good call! Yes, B&H has been matching most of the double-dips. I say most, because last week’s 100L Macro double-dip (down to $749) wasn’t matched by anyone. I know a lot of people were waiting for it to be.

    2. Li
      November 10, 2013 at 3:59 pm EDT

      Smart you! It took me a lot time to have this finally settled with BH.

      1. CanonPriceWatch
        November 10, 2013 at 4:01 pm EDT

        It’s well worth the effort though — 4% B&H reward.

        1. Dukinald
          November 16, 2013 at 1:13 pm EDT

          B&H delivered in 2 days even with standard shipping. Used it today in my son’s basketball game. What an awesome lens. It is quite hefty but I had no problem handholding it.

          The only problem now is what to do with the 70-200 f4

  9. Matt
    November 10, 2013 at 3:56 pm EDT

    Is this a worthwhile upgrade of the 70-300L?

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm EDT

      Having used both, I’d say so — the IQ is incomparable and the constant aperture f/2.8 is fantastic. The only downsides are losing 100mm of reach and the 70-200L is a bit bulkier/heavier.

  10. Matt
    November 10, 2013 at 4:06 pm EDT

    Thanks for the quick response. Will have see how much I could get for the 70-300 and if the difference is worth it.

  11. November 10, 2013 at 6:04 pm EDT

    You seeing this Jennifer King?

  12. RJ
    November 10, 2013 at 9:22 pm EDT

    Amazon wake up???

  13. Methodical
    November 11, 2013 at 6:37 am EDT

    Sweeet lens, unfortunately I purchased a couple years ago at a much higher price, but the only unfortunate part was the price, because lens is Greeaaat.

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 11, 2013 at 8:37 am EDT

      I’ve yet to encounter someone who regrets purchasing this lens. 🙂

  14. November 11, 2013 at 9:50 am EDT

    The same deal at BuyDig eBay just expired; it is likely that this one will expire soon as well. Adorama matched this deal too, but no sign of Amazon, yet.

  15. Jose
    November 11, 2013 at 10:10 am EDT

    I went ahead and jumped on this. This is probably as cheap as it will get in the near future. Now the wait until the 7D Mark 2 becomes available so I can really enjoy it…

  16. David
    November 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm EDT

    Been watching this lens for months and considering the Tamron instead. With this double-dip discount I could justify springing for the real deal — thanks CPW!

  17. RJ
    November 14, 2013 at 12:09 am EDT

    Got my 70-200 from B&H. Very fast delivery. Still wondering about the 4% reward. Haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere.

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 14, 2013 at 7:29 am EDT

      Great! You get a notice about the 4% reward credit in about 40 days.

  18. Fauwad
    November 26, 2013 at 10:36 am EDT

    They have now reduced the reward to 2%.

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      November 26, 2013 at 10:38 am EDT

      Noticed that — interesting, Adorama has followed as well.

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