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Just pulled the trigger... purchased a 70-200 IS II USM

 
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Sep 26, 2010 00:45 |  #1

I know this is an awesome lens, but I still feel sick inside knowing what I just spent for one single lens.

I have been drooling over this lens for over a year now, so I pray it lives up to my expectations. If all the sample pictures I've looked at are any indication, I'll be extremely pleased with this lens.

Please reassure me!!


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Sep 26, 2010 01:18 |  #2

Holy crap I can't believe you just spent that much on a single lens...

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Sep 26, 2010 01:19 |  #3

Your lens cost more than all my equipment combined :( and then some. I'm sure you'll love it.


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Sep 26, 2010 02:14 as a reply to  @ waynethegiant's post |  #4

You will absolutely love it.


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Sep 26, 2010 02:18 |  #5

I'm sure you will love your new lens. I wish I had that much extra to spend on a lens. That is going to be my next purchase for sure, but I might have to wait until Christmas to get it.

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Sep 26, 2010 02:20 |  #6

mine was a 2.8 non IS and enjoy every shutter of it. You'll love this lens.


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Sep 26, 2010 02:20 |  #7

LarkM wrote in post #10979061 (external link)
Holy crap I can't believe you just spent that much on a single lens...

:p

he never said how much he spent


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Sep 26, 2010 02:56 as a reply to  @ MOkoFOko's post |  #8

well worth the money.


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Sep 26, 2010 03:03 as a reply to  @ malla1962's post |  #9

Don't worry about the money spent, you can get most of that back if you were to sell the lens. Just think of it as a deposit to borrow the lens. :)


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Sep 26, 2010 06:42 |  #10

YOU'VE NOT SPENT ENOUGH!!

You clearly need some more expensive toys in your setup and it looks like you've many an excellent choice in the 70-200mm f2.8 IS L M2! Now stop worrying about the cost; get the lens; stick it on and enjoy :)


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Sep 26, 2010 11:03 |  #11

That sick feeling will turn into pure joy when you receive it!



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Sep 26, 2010 11:49 |  #12

After all the raves I've heard about this lens, I'm also hoping the sticker shock goes away when my copy arrives... Seems like this one will go down as one of the greats from Canon's line.


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Sep 26, 2010 12:00 |  #13

I'm sure you'll love the lens. One of my dear friends has the 70-200 2.8 IS and she loves it. She brags about it daily. So I'm sure you will feel the same. It is probably the best lens canon has ever made and continues to blow people away!


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Sep 26, 2010 13:52 |  #14

FrostbytePhoto wrote in post #10980783 (external link)
I'm sure you'll love the lens. One of my dear friends has the 70-200 2.8 IS and she loves it. She brags about it daily. So I'm sure you will feel the same. It is probably the best lens canon has ever made and continues to blow people away!

+1. Can't imagine what will happen when your friend use the Mk.II lol

The 70-200 f/2.8L II IS is so sharp for its class that you won't feel too bad not having the 135 f/2L in your bag at times. Congrats to the OP. You'll definitely not going to be disappointed with the lens.


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Sep 26, 2010 13:59 |  #15

It's big money for sure. I don't have one or plans to get one but I can say I haven't seen more glowing reviews or comments for any other lens. This one is a King.


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