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300L 2.8 II and 400L 2.8 II

 
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Sep 01, 2010 14:59 |  #136

Wow there's a huge discrepancy between the UK and US pricing, if I dial in the exchange rate! I could buy a new 300mm f2.8 II IS L in the USA for the full retail and get a family holiday inc flights for free....when compared to the UK pricing!

If this is the year for the big whites to be upgraded, i wonder if next year is the year for the smaller whites? 300/4 II L? 400/f5.6 II L? 100-400 II L? I wonder!


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Sep 01, 2010 16:10 |  #137

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Wow there's a huge discrepancy between the UK and US pricing, if I dial in the exchange rate! I could buy a new 300mm f2.8 II IS L in the USA for the full retail and get a family holiday inc flights for free....when compared to the UK pricing!

Where did you find USA prices?


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Sep 01, 2010 18:32 |  #138

Anybody want to loan me their Visa card for a few minutes? There's a couple of lenses I'd like to buy. Hurry before this request expires! I'll even share some photos with you!


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Sep 01, 2010 19:48 as a reply to  @ richardfox's post |  #139

I guess with the price of the new ones, it does make sense that the used will go up. So I have to act relatively soon. I'm gonna have to be real nice to my wife. REAL nice. :confused:

Actually, I was ready to pull the trigger on a 300 2.8 non IS, but I heard that you can't get spare parts. I called one of the larger camera repair shops in the Boston area and he comfirmed what I heard. He said if the autofocus motor goes, it's all over, you can't get a replacement. And because it is a fly by wire type of focus, it won't even manual focus. It's just an expensive paper weight at that point. Couldn't buy it knowing that.


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Sep 02, 2010 03:06 |  #140

Its easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.....


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Sep 02, 2010 05:53 as a reply to  @ GMCPhotographics's post |  #141

Not quite as easy as asking forgiveness. If I'm gonna spend 4k on my hobby, she's talking granite counters in the kitchen:D


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Sep 02, 2010 07:01 |  #142

This is why new Japanese lenses are expensive:

http://www.bloomberg.c​om …inable-debt-imf-says.html (external link)

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Sep 02, 2010 07:13 |  #143

I'm sure the Yen's fall has had some influence on Canon's current pricing strategy. But it's a simple economic strategy that states that it is better to sell less items for more money, generating the same amount of profit as selling more items for less money. The profit is the same, but is less effort and less risk. You have to hand it to the Japanses, they really know how to manage their market in a recession with staggering clarity and direction.


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Sep 02, 2010 09:38 as a reply to  @ GMCPhotographics's post |  #144

Which is probably way cheaper than 4k

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Not quite as easy as asking forgiveness. If I'm gonna spend 4k on my hobby, she's talking granite counters in the kitchen:D

And the US did not make that list or we have already surpassed "close to unsustainable"

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Sep 30, 2010 13:31 |  #145

Ok, I just got my 400 2.8L IS today, version I not II, I thought these lenses were like a year away. Did I screw up by buying mine now for $7150.00 US.

Does anyone know when they will actually be available in the US, and for what price?


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Sep 30, 2010 15:39 |  #146

I'd say enjoy and don't look back and don't do the what if game

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Ok, I just got my 400 2.8L IS today, version I not II, I thought these lenses were like a year away. Did I screw up by buying mine now for $7150.00 US.

Does anyone know when they will actually be available in the US, and for what price?


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Sep 30, 2010 15:42 |  #147

dennykyser wrote in post #11008903 (external link)
Ok, I just got my 400 2.8L IS today, version I not II, I thought these lenses were like a year away. Did I screw up by buying mine now for $7150.00 US.

Does anyone know when they will actually be available in the US, and for what price?

Sorry but when buying a lens of that caliber so close to the release of the update I would DEFINITELY wait! Unless you need that lens TODAY, why wouldnt you wait and get the newest version!? Canon RARELY if ever makes an update to a lens without improving it. Unless the Mark II is ridiculously more expensive youre gonna want it.


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Sep 30, 2010 15:51 |  #148

I really want it for football season, I purchased it from Amazon so do have a little time to return it if I want.

I probably will keep it, I have been the first to buy too many times only to have issues and have to send in to Canon, maybe will keep this a year and if the new lens is all its said to be upgrade next year giving me a year to enjoy this beast. :)


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Sep 30, 2010 15:53 |  #149

dennykyser wrote in post #11009732 (external link)
I really want it for football season, I purchased it from Amazon so do have a little time to return it if I want.

I probably will keep it, I have been the first to buy too many times only to have issues and have to send in to Canon, maybe will keep this a year and if the new lens is all its said to be upgrade next year giving me a year to enjoy this beast. :)

Well, thats one thing for sure, lenses like these REALLY hold their value, so you will def be able to get quite a bit of your investment back! And in some cases more! Like when the 70-200 2.8 IS Mark II came out, the resale value on the Mark I WENT UP since there was such a price difference between the Mark I and Mark II and since you could no longer get the Mark I new.


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Sep 30, 2010 18:22 |  #150

ben_r_ wrote in post #11009682 (external link)
Sorry but when buying a lens of that caliber so close to the release of the update I would DEFINITELY wait! Unless you need that lens TODAY, why wouldnt you wait and get the newest version!? Canon RARELY if ever makes an update to a lens without improving it. Unless the Mark II is ridiculously more expensive youre gonna want it.

The mark II is much more expensive. It's rumored retail price is going to be around $11,000. He paid ~$7200 for an already legendary lens. Be happy, go out and shoot with your new found joy and don't look back.

As far as we know right now, the 400/2.8 II is significantly lighter than version I. So when all is said and done, he would've saved money and get a much better quality workout and get in better shape. Win win IMO. ;)


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