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Aug 29, 2010 12:59 |  #121

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I don't know, checking the 7D prices from the same supplier it has dropped 25% on the release price accounting for the package values. Considering that bodies marketability "ages" faster than lenses....

However, I have to say Warehouse Express is not the cheapest supplier.

Looking at Park Cameras (whose prices tend to be similar to WEx and other big internet retailers) the 70-200 2.8 MkII has an RRP of £2800 and they're selling it for £1900 - 68% of the RRP. Not sure when that lens was released, but it's only a few months and the price has already dropped to near the standard 'discount'.


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Aug 29, 2010 13:12 |  #122

hollis_f wrote in post #10811179 (external link)
Looking at Park Cameras (whose prices tend to be similar to WEx and other big internet retailers) the 70-200 2.8 MkII has an RRP of £2800 and they're selling it for £1900 - 68% of the RRP. Not sure when that lens was released, but it's only a few months and the price has already dropped to near the standard 'discount'.

By the time the prices drop we will have the 20% VAT to add on.:mad:


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Aug 29, 2010 14:09 |  #123

For some, that's not a problem :D


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Aug 29, 2010 20:20 |  #124

hollis_f wrote in post #10806451 (external link)
Still means the 300 2.8 Mk2 will be around £4800 - which is a lot more than the £2800 I paid for a new one two years ago.

Same here. I paid 2,300.
And a year later, 3,600 for the 500 f/4
Both brand spanking new of course.


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Aug 30, 2010 03:11 |  #125

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Same here. I paid 2,300.
And a year later, 3,600 for the 500 f/4
Both brand spanking new of course.

The prices have gone mad, I paid £2450 late 2006 for my 300 new, and £2700 for my not very old 500f4 inc wimberley plate and lenscoat.


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Aug 30, 2010 10:42 |  #126

Something to think about while those lucky ones wait for December/January. bw!

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Aug 30, 2010 11:27 |  #127

It's not too soon for all the "lucky ones" to start selling their crappy mark I versions in droves on the sell board. Hopefully this will drive the price down to where maybe I could do someone a favor and take it off their hands. :)

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Aug 30, 2010 13:52 |  #128

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It's not too soon for all the "lucky ones" to start selling their crappy mark I versions in droves on the sell board. Hopefully this will drive the price down to where maybe I could do someone a favor and take it off their hands. :)

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Everyone always says this, but I never see the prices go down really on used lenses when the new model comes out. If anything, the price goes up because of the large price differential between the old and new version creates a demand for the original on the used market.


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Aug 30, 2010 14:49 |  #129

Everyone always says this, but I never see the prices go down really on used lenses when the new model comes out. If anything, the price goes up because of the large price differential between the old and new version creates a demand for the original on the used market.

....yeah, look at the 200 1.8 They are bringing record prices.....actually more than when new if I remember correctly.


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Aug 30, 2010 18:58 |  #130

This holds true for camera bodies, but for lenses, as stated, they usually go up a bit. I wish you well though anything's possible.

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It's not too soon for all the "lucky ones" to start selling their crappy mark I versions in droves on the sell board. Hopefully this will drive the price down to where maybe I could do someone a favor and take it off their hands. :)

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Sep 01, 2010 11:33 |  #131

Since the replacement cost of a 400mm f/2.8 is nearly doubled now, that will push the used prices UP no t down.


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Sep 01, 2010 11:47 |  #132

Yep, the cost of buying new big whites is getting more and more....but what fantastic optics!


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Sep 01, 2010 12:43 |  #133

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Since the replacement cost of a 400mm f/2.8 is nearly doubled now, that will push the used prices UP no t down.

Blasphemy :D


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Sep 01, 2010 12:59 |  #134

Better go get the MkI version now before the new ones hit the street. I'm really glad now that I got the 300 back in the summer.


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Sep 01, 2010 13:06 |  #135

I'm just about to get the 300mm F2.8 non IS, never mind the IS one.

Maybe if I make some money I'll buy the new 400mm F2.8 in a few years....


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