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May 10, 2011 08:02 |  #16

Congrats! Just wait til you see the images it helps produce. Jaw dropping.


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May 10, 2011 08:18 |  #17

Oh sheeeeeeeiiiiit, man I'm SO excited about this ... I'm still trying to get over the 24-70 L ... :)


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May 10, 2011 13:11 |  #18

Congrats, it's a great lens. I got mine towards the end of December when there was the rebate and before Canon raised the price (I'm in the U.S.) so I saved a nice chunk of change compared to what it's going for today.




  
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May 10, 2011 13:30 |  #19

FindJammer wrote in post #12381860 (external link)
Oh sheeeeeeeiiiiit, man I'm SO excited about this ... I'm still trying to get over the 24-70 L ... :)

did you try the 17-55 before you went for the 24-70?


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May 10, 2011 13:51 |  #20

I just purchased one from PROFEEL / PMI Digital (profeel.com). They have received consistently great reviews, are an authorized Canon retailer, and had 15 in stock. They had them listed on ebay at $2450 or best offer, and accepted an offer of $2425 with free shipping, so I did the deal. They had rejected my lower offers. Can't wait to get this bad boy.

I first tried to buy it at my local camera store (a fairly big one), but they were out of stock and had no idea when they could get more.


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May 10, 2011 14:59 |  #21

FindJammer wrote in post #12381860 (external link)
Oh sheeeeeeeiiiiit, man I'm SO excited about this ... I'm still trying to get over the 24-70 L ... :)

You got such a deal!! I sometimes wish I was as patient as you, but as I give over my money I expect to have the goods passed to me in return! :D

Sorry to veer off of the subject slightly but tell me, how good is the 24-70L? I'm planning on this being my next purchase.


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May 10, 2011 15:48 as a reply to  @ post 12381755 |  #22

Can you rent it? That should tide you over thru the period you need it, and then wait a bit and see if the supply chain improves.




  
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May 11, 2011 01:55 |  #23

0.0f wrote in post #12383783 (external link)
did you try the 17-55 before you went for the 24-70?

No I didn't because the long term plan is to go FF so I didn't want to get an EF-S lens.

I hear it's VERY good though, the pictures in the lens gallery on POTN are stunning.


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May 11, 2011 01:56 |  #24

mi000ke wrote in post #12383945 (external link)
I just purchased one from PROFEEL / PMI Digital (profeel.com). They have received consistently great reviews, are an authorized Canon retailer, and had 15 in stock. They had them listed on ebay at $2450 or best offer, and accepted an offer of $2425 with free shipping, so I did the deal. They had rejected my lower offers. Can't wait to get this bad boy.

I first tried to buy it at my local camera store (a fairly big one), but they were out of stock and had no idea when they could get more.

Nice deal ...


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May 11, 2011 02:01 |  #25

Jermainek wrote in post #12384381 (external link)
You got such a deal!! I sometimes wish I was as patient as you, but as I give over my money I expect to have the goods passed to me in return! :D

Sorry to veer off of the subject slightly but tell me, how good is the 24-70L? I'm planning on this being my next purchase.

Patients is a concept I too struggle with .. ;)

I adore the 24-70L Most of the shots in the portfolio on my site where shot with it and the 7D. It works out as a 38-112mm on a crop body so make sure that suits you before buying, I personally don't find that an issue at the moment but I do plan on getting a 24< lens in the not too distant future to compliment it.

The operation of the lens is fantastic, smooth and more-or-less instant AF and couple that with the AF in the 7D and it's killer. When I've been in really low light situations the combo rarely has issues locking onto something.

All in all, I love it.


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May 11, 2011 03:04 |  #26

mi000ke wrote in post #12383945 (external link)
I just purchased one from PROFEEL / PMI Digital (profeel.com). They have received consistently great reviews, are an authorized Canon retailer, and had 15 in stock. They had them listed on ebay at $2450 or best offer, and accepted an offer of $2425 with free shipping, so I did the deal. They had rejected my lower offers. Can't wait to get this bad boy.

I first tried to buy it at my local camera store (a fairly big one), but they were out of stock and had no idea when they could get more.

You know what ... this kinda thing still annoys the hell out of me. $2450 is £1,478.42 ... we are so totally ripped off in the UK ...


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May 11, 2011 05:55 as a reply to  @ FindJammer's post |  #27

I'm from the UK and I'm thinking of getting it from pmidigital on eBay for £1,497.98p

I'm obviously risking import tax on that but it comes with an international warranty.

Can anyone think of any reasons not to go with this deal?


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May 11, 2011 06:03 |  #28

Mind you, if I do get hammered on the tax it takes it up to about £1870 including the shipping.

Might as well buy it locally given that price.

Hummmmmm. What to do?


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May 11, 2011 06:06 |  #29

Doors wrote in post #12388250 (external link)
I'm from the UK and I'm thinking of getting it from pmidigital on eBay for £1,497.98p

I'm obviously risking import tax on that but it comes with an international warranty.

Can anyone think of any reasons not to go with this deal?

Yes. It'll cost you more- you will pay carriage, import duty and VAT on everything. And they WILL charge you, make no mistake! FindJammer's deal was a much better bet.




  
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May 11, 2011 06:14 |  #30

I agree. Better to get it from a UK supplier.


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