Most Popular Street Prices: 24-70 II $1699 AR, 70-200 II $1849 AR

Thanks to the recent unexpected price drop, our most popular street prices at the moment are the:

Both are brand new, after the Canon $150 mail-in rebate, from Canon USA authorized dealers with a full Canon USA warranty. Guaranteed delivery before Christmas with free shipping.

These are the lowest street prices we’ve ever had for these lenses, and the lowest price we’ve seen since the sales in December 2013. These prices are bringing out a lot of first-time street price users (and the usual skepticism)! For their benefit here’s a quick recap of what street price is all about:

In April of 2014, Canon began strictly enforcing their Minimum Advertised Price policy which forbids retailers from advertising items for sale below a certain mandated price. It doesn’t prevent stores from having deals, it just prevents them from telling you about it. The “street price” is a price we know some retailers are willing to sell at. You can fill out the contact form on a product’s page to get in contact with us, and we can help you obtain this price, from a Canon authorized dealer with full Canon USA warranty. All items are brand new, eligible for mail-in rebates, come from reputable retailers with return policies, free shipping, and no tax to most states. Street price orders generally ship out the same or next day.

Thousands of readers have now done street prices this year, you can read their stories here (please write a review if you’ve done it!), or you can read the street price FAQ for more details.

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35 comments on “Most Popular Street Prices: 24-70 II $1699 AR, 70-200 II $1849 AR

  1. December 14, 2014 at 11:11 pm EDT

    Im new to this page! Questions, what means street prices you mention this alot, and ur price is from autorized dealer from canon! So how is tha u can get tha price so low! With the canon rebate the buyer will get it even lower! So whos ur store autorized from canon! Let me know thanks!!!

    1. December 14, 2014 at 11:14 pm EDT

      You can read our FAQ about street prices for the full details:

    2. December 14, 2014 at 11:19 pm EDT

      Oh ok got it, and is any good deal outhere for the 5d lens kit?

    3. December 14, 2014 at 11:45 pm EDT

      Thanks, question! Do you believe i should buy now or wait till march or a month before for the 5d3 cuz since canon release on march the 5d m4 the price will drop even more! Do you think!

    4. December 15, 2014 at 12:04 am EDT

      I don’t have any info on when the 5D Mark IV is coming out (and don’t want to speculate), so I can’t comment. 🙂

    5. December 15, 2014 at 12:07 am EDT

      You havent see tha post from canon saying tha mk4 coming out ok march 17 i believe! And will be avalible for shipping on spring! Thats why i believe canon is droping prices of cameras and lenses for the new line coming out early this years 2015

      1. Fujimoto
        December 15, 2014 at 1:00 am EDT

        I must have missed it, so can you provide a link to this announcement from Canon.

      2. December 15, 2014 at 1:05 am EDT

        There has been no announcement from Canon re the 5d mark iv. All we have is rumors and speculation. Therefore it is up to you whether you buy now or wait.

        I will say this, however: in the world of technology, there will always be something new coming down the pipeline. And there will always be rumors and speculation. If you always wait for that something new, you will be waiting forever.

    6. December 15, 2014 at 12:11 am EDT

      And i know is not for sure but a opinion of make sence guessing? Is just tha i can wait if i know, i will save some money!

      1. f/8 and be there
        December 15, 2014 at 8:19 pm EDT

        If you can wait, you probably don’t *need* a new camera 🙂

    7. December 15, 2014 at 1:07 am EDT

      Don’t believe everything Ken Rockwell says.

      1. December 15, 2014 at 3:20 am EDT


    8. December 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm EDT

      Yep they also explained it in the post. I just found out the other day!!! Awesome site!

    9. December 15, 2014 at 6:54 pm EDT

      I was looking for this body CPW price lower $1499.00

  2. December 15, 2014 at 1:19 am EDT

    Shannon Lee

  3. Ken
    December 15, 2014 at 2:20 am EDT

    Really tempted on the 70-200. Already got the 24-70 f2.8 from canon refurb for $1540 after tax.

  4. December 15, 2014 at 4:20 am EDT

    Marcelo Del Valle dooooo it

  5. December 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT

    Damn… #snipermode

  6. December 15, 2014 at 1:41 pm EDT

    Bill Samuels woot!

  7. December 15, 2014 at 2:11 pm EDT

    Ooh, Christmas

  8. December 15, 2014 at 2:11 pm EDT

    If I could pull that much money out of my ass, I’d get one. Hell, I’d get them all.

  9. December 15, 2014 at 2:28 pm EDT

    Geoff Huston get on it brother

  10. December 15, 2014 at 2:31 pm EDT

    No Tina…this isn’t going to be in your Christmas stocking!!!

  11. December 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm EDT

    Massimo Di Giovanna

  12. December 15, 2014 at 4:22 pm EDT

    Just an FYI… if you ordered through B&H Photo Video Pro Audio before the price drop, you can call and they’ll issue you a refund for the difference. Super nice company to work with.

  13. December 15, 2014 at 6:50 pm EDT

    Michael Bondanza…. get on it bro!

    1. December 15, 2014 at 7:04 pm EDT

      Man I wish I had the moolah! I’d jump on it with the quickness!

  14. December 15, 2014 at 7:01 pm EDT

    Adriano Santos what do you think about this Web site and prices?

  15. December 15, 2014 at 7:47 pm EDT

    i want one!!

  16. Ryan
    December 15, 2014 at 8:38 pm EDT

    Hello CPW, These prices are very tempting. I recently got the 70-200 f2.8 II refurb for $1657 (with Tax).I have still not received the lens yet from Canon. For close to $200 more we could purchase brand new one from reputed retailers. Is it worth paying $200 more get the brand new ones using street prices? Are we missing anything buying a refurb than a brand new one ? Pls advise. Thanks in advance

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      December 15, 2014 at 8:45 pm EDT

      If you were lucky enough to land a 70-200 II refurb, I would keep it! They’re normally almost like brand new, and come with a 1 year warranty.

    2. Ryan
      December 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm EDT

      Thanks CPW. Yeah i so lucky to grab one within the first 5 mins when it showed up in-stock. 🙂

  17. December 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm EDT

    Love to have ❤️

  18. December 16, 2014 at 2:41 pm EDT

    Mark Weaver

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