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Jan 28, 2011 12:47 |  #1

Hello folks,

Most of you have been around the block a few times, and have a lot more experience with equipment than I.

I want to buy a Canon EF 24-70 F/2.8 USM

I have found several dealers, but don't know if any of you would suggest or not suggest buying from one of them.

Here are two I am considering buying from. Any reasons why I should not?

I've heard about the benifits of buying from a Authorized dealer, but does that really mean that much?

Selling for 905.00 (external link)

Selling for 1169.00 (external link)

Selling for 1100.00 + 1 yr warrantee (external link)


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Jan 28, 2011 12:53 |  #2

I'd check out these comapnies with www.resellerratings.co​m (external link)

It pays to stick with reputable well known places that people have had favorable dealings with, like B&H for instance (I assume you are from the US of A?).


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Jan 28, 2011 12:55 |  #3

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I'd check out these comapnies with www.resellerratings.co​m (external link)

It pays to stick with reputable well known places that people have had favorable dealings with, like B&H for instance (I assume you are from the US of A?).

Yes, from USA... Thanks


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Jan 28, 2011 12:56 |  #4

I would be careful buying from those sites. A lot of sites offer camera gear cheap only to upsell you or cancel your order if you don't pay for the $100 lens cap.

Check their reseller ratings at http://www.resellerrat​ings.com/ (external link)

DV stage turns up with some bad reviews as a fraud site.


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Jan 28, 2011 14:09 |  #5

Cool. Thanks for checking! I will do exactly that.


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Jan 28, 2011 14:13 |  #6

davidc502 wrote in post #11731923 (external link)
Most of you have been around the block a few times

WHAT?!

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Jan 28, 2011 14:17 |  #7

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WHAT?!

:D

Would the word seasoned work better? lol


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Jan 28, 2011 16:41 |  #8

I guess in my mind if you don't know if you need it, you probably don't. Save your money until you know what you need.


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Jan 28, 2011 16:47 as a reply to  @ rklepper's post |  #9

I own one and it's absolutely rubbish, it's on my 5D Mark II all the time... That's how much of a bad lens it is, and it's stubborn too as it won't come off!




  
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Jan 28, 2011 17:21 |  #10

Katalyst wrote in post #11733391 (external link)
I own one and it's absolutely rubbish, it's on my 5D Mark II all the time... That's how much of a bad lens it is, and it's stubborn too as it won't come off!

I'm hoping to have the same issue on my 550D. It's probably going to get ordered it in a few hours.


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Jan 28, 2011 17:44 |  #11

Stick with reputable houses... B&H, Adorama, Beach Camera and Cameta Camera are the only 4 I shop from. Beach Camera and Cameta Camera (also good) offer listings on eBay. I recently bought my first bit of camera gear from Amazon, and it too was good.

You can safely shop with these guys and their prices are real and the best.

And YES, I ALWAYS buy with authorized dealers... otherwize your warranty card isn't worth the paper its printed on.

Also, with these vendors you can trust that if its listed as USA Model, it IS a USA model and not a Grey Market lens.


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Jan 28, 2011 18:23 |  #12

I'd wait for the 24-70 IS though, I heard they will release it 1st of Februari!




  
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Jan 28, 2011 18:50 |  #13

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I'd wait for the 24-70 IS though, I heard they will release it 1st of Februari!

That is interesting because if the IS version is released, then it will drive down the price of the original non IS.


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Jan 28, 2011 19:21 |  #14

Yeah but it won't happen for the IS version isn't coming anytime soon... So I'd just get the 24-70 if you have to money for it!




  
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Jan 28, 2011 19:34 |  #15

davidc502 wrote in post #11731923 (external link)
I've heard about the benifits of buying from a Authorized dealer, but does that really mean that much?

The benefit of purchasing from an authorized dealer is that the Canon USA warranty is in effect. The warranty card which comes with Canon gear is of absolutely no value in getting service from a Canon USA Service center. A receipt from an "authorized" vendor is the document which will get you the service.

Adorama sells gray market Canon equipment which doesn't carry a Canon USA warranty, but to which it adds their own Adorama one-year warranty. However, sometimes the price for the USA version is less than the gray market model/ Figure that one out???


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