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Talley
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Oct 14, 2016 10:11 |  #4651

airfrogusmc wrote in post #18156679 (external link)
I do look in here still and do miss posting in this thread but all Leica M now with no regrets.

The 200 2L is definitely one of Canon finest efforts when it come to glass. I had mine for 8 years and got about what I paid for it when to was new when I sold it so if you pick one up you probably wont loose $$$$ like you will on Canon bodies and most other Canon glass.

I'm late to the game on ownership. I suspect canon will release a new version now that they have new coatings/optic formulas for weight/size savings. The new 3 option IS also. They release a new one it'll be the same 5,600 new and will drive the used prices on the 200/2 down to the mid 3k range.


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Oct 14, 2016 10:27 |  #4652

Talley wrote in post #18156680 (external link)
I'm late to the game on ownership. I suspect canon will release a new version now that they have new coatings/optic formulas for weight/size savings. The new 3 option IS also. They release a new one it'll be the same 5,600 new and will drive the used prices on the 200/2 down to the mid 3k range.

It might but I can't imagine any Canon lens being better than the 200 2L. It's as good as Canon gets. That, the 300 2.8 and the 400 2.8 are tops as far as rendering, sharpness and contrast in the Canon line up.




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Oct 15, 2016 11:09 |  #4653

We thought the same about the 200mm f/1.8L

As for used prices, having been in this market a lot recently I can tell you tat used prices have dropped considerably across the entire line up. The old adage that "you only rent L lenses" ( ie: resale prices are 10% lower than new) is not so true anymore.


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Oct 15, 2016 11:26 |  #4654

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18157528 (external link)
We thought the same about the 200mm f/1.8L

As for used prices, having been in this market a lot recently I can tell you tat used prices have dropped considerably across the entire line up. The old adage that "you only rent L lenses" ( ie: resale prices are 10% lower than new) is not so true anymore.

Nope. many many many L lenses are selling for 50% from new at release to used price now. Ben the 70-200 II u can find em for 1500-1600 new was 2500


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Oct 15, 2016 11:43 |  #4655

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18157528 (external link)
We thought the same about the 200mm f/1.8L

As for used prices, having been in this market a lot recently I can tell you tat used prices have dropped considerably across the entire line up. The old adage that "you only rent L lenses" ( ie: resale prices are 10% lower than new) is not so true anymore.

Quite true. Several years ago I sold my 200 2.8L II at the bargain price of $700. This year, I picked up another copy (Canon refurb./12-month warranty) for $497.


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Oct 15, 2016 19:33 |  #4656

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18157528 (external link)
We thought the same about the 200mm f/1.8L

As for used prices, having been in this market a lot recently I can tell you tat used prices have dropped considerably across the entire line up. The old adage that "you only rent L lenses" ( ie: resale prices are 10% lower than new) is not so true anymore.

Jake,

I don't know what the climate is now but less than a year ago I got almost exactly what I paid for my 200 2L when it was new and I had it for 8 years. My 85L, 24L 35L all didn't fair well so I think it boils down to which lens it is.
Some Leica lenses over the years have gained a lot. The Leica M 35 1.4 summilux double aspherical is just one example.




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Oct 17, 2016 03:27 |  #4657

Great photos in here and elsewhere on this forum.

Anyone noticed any odd behaviour (or phenomenon ;) ) when mounting the 200L/2 on the 1DX2? Mine causes my 1DX2 not to power back up when switched on sometimes after mounting, remove the battery and it's all good again? Latest firmware 1.1.2 and new 1DX2 batteries, I have passed it to CPS who are going to test the combo today for me and let me know, hope I don't have to send them in, never had an issue with my 200L/2 before.

P.s I know I am new, not just here to get tech info, thanks, Arthur


EDIT: CPS have replicated the issue today with there 1DX2 and the 200L/2, now been passed to Canon for investigation.




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Oct 17, 2016 12:31 as a reply to arthurbikemad's post |  #4658

Arthur, I am aware of this phenomenon

http://www.canonrumors​.com/forum/index.php?t​opic=6591.0 (external link)

I wonder if this is related to the problems you've been experiencing?


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Oct 17, 2016 12:39 |  #4659

arthurbikemad wrote in post #18158961 (external link)
Great photos in here and elsewhere on this forum.

Anyone noticed any odd behaviour (or phenomenon ;) ) when mounting the 200L/2 on the 1DX2? Mine causes my 1DX2 not to power back up when switched on sometimes after mounting, remove the battery and it's all good again? Latest firmware 1.1.2 and new 1DX2 batteries, I have passed it to CPS who are going to test the combo today for me and let me know, hope I don't have to send them in, never had an issue with my 200L/2 before.

P.s I know I am new, not just here to get tech info, thanks, Arthur


EDIT: CPS have replicated the issue today with there 1DX2 and the 200L/2, now been passed to Canon for investigation.

Hm... I'm too chicken to test mine out. :lol: I did send the lens back for the upgrade/update when I bought it used and it was making sounds on my 5D3. I don't know if it's a related issue or not. But I'll wait to see what you report back first. :)


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Oct 18, 2016 01:09 |  #4660

Thanks for the replys, no my lens is not one of the IS/5D3 noise issues models, for those who are interested I did tweet canon years back and they can confirm effected units by serial number, used mine for a long time on the 5D3 with no problems, this new issue causes the 1DX2 to fail to power up, you need to pull the battery and reinsert to get the camera to turn on, CPS have replicated the issue so now just have to wait for canon. I will edit my origional post as updates come in rather then keep adding posts in the sample gallery thread. :)




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Oct 25, 2016 13:18 |  #4661

One more.....:-)

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Oct 25, 2016 13:56 |  #4662

Is there a way that I can block myself from this thread :). I want this lens but can't afford it... :)


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Oct 25, 2016 18:32 |  #4663

Tigerkn wrote in post #18166640 (external link)
Is there a way that I can block myself from this thread :). I want this lens but can't afford it... :)

Just give in... I did lol

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Oct 29, 2016 15:38 |  #4664

Love the way this lens renders... very little to no post processing is ever needed.

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5D4 |12mm 2.8 FE | 16-35L 2.8 III | Σ 35A | Σ 50A | Σ 85A | 200 F2 IS | 1.4xIII
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Oct 29, 2016 15:57 |  #4665

Very photogenic model, Talley. She seems quite comfortable in front of the camera. Nice photos, too. If you decide you don't need this lens anymore, I'll trade you my 50 STM for it. :)

200 2 is way outside my budget!


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