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Going to Hong Kong. Thinking about buying 70-200 2.8 IS II

 
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Oct 18, 2011 14:52 |  #16

I think he'll hold on to it to see if it still has a place in his bag.


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Oct 18, 2011 15:08 |  #17
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Sirrith wrote in post #13268054 (external link)
Give Echo a call, they'll tell you the price if you ask for it, and ask for Mr Yip, he speaks English.

Thanks. I'll do that!

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Nice to see you're joining me in the 2.8ii thread Ricky! I'm interested in hearing your thoughts. I'm very happy with mine so far.

Well to be completely honest, you are one of the people who "inspired" me into doing this. :)

When I saw that you sold your 85 and 135 for the 70-200, I was like "omg! how can he do that?!". Then I started to follow the 70-200 thread, and was amazed by your's and all the pictures there. Since then, I have been reading lots of stuff about this lens, and opinions from owners.

So yeah I will probably pull the trigger on this one next week. The 135L will stay with me for now. I don't know about the Sigma, but it will probably end up on Ebay.


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Oct 18, 2011 18:21 |  #18

The only HK based camera place I know is Digitalrev (the one that does Youtube videos). Not exactly sure if they have a retail store in HK though.

Overall, extreme envy for you going to my Cantonese motherland, haven't been there yet T_T Haha




  
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Oct 18, 2011 18:54 |  #19
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tsong wrote in post #13270028 (external link)
The only HK based camera place I know is Digitalrev (the one that does Youtube videos). Not exactly sure if they have a retail store in HK though.

Overall, extreme envy for you going to my Cantonese motherland, haven't been there yet T_T Haha

Would be cool if they had a shop! I do like their videos.

You should really go to Hong Kong on your next vacation, it is a very nice city / country. Almost perfect in every way, and extremely photogenetic.


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Oct 19, 2011 07:36 |  #20

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Well to be completely honest, you are one of the people who "inspired" me into doing this. :)

When I saw that you sold your 85 and 135 for the 70-200, I was like "omg! how can he do that?!". Then I started to follow the 70-200 thread, and was amazed by your's and all the pictures there. Since then, I have been reading lots of stuff about this lens, and opinions from owners.

So yeah I will probably pull the trigger on this one next week. The 135L will stay with me for now. I don't know about the Sigma, but it will probably end up on Ebay.

Haha yea I loved the 85/135 but it was time for me to move on for the sake of practicality. I'm glad I did too because the model I shot a few nights ago in studio was 5'10 and 6'2 with heels and I had to shoot all the way back and at 70mm just to get enough room to get her in frame and have a little room up top and below. There's no way I could've done that with the 85 and would've been SOL. After my first full real shoot,I can definitely say I made the right choice.


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Oct 19, 2011 07:38 |  #21

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Would be cool if they had a shop! I do like their videos.

You should really go to Hong Kong on your next vacation, it is a very nice city / country. Almost perfect in every way, and extremely photogenetic.

They don't have a brick & mortar store unfortunately. However, its probably for the best, as their prices are high compared to "local" shops, though I can't argue against their return policy and customer service.

Its interesting to see an "outsider"'s perspective! I've lived in Hong Kong all my life, and have never found it to be particularly photogenic, especially when compared to Europe and the USA :) I almost never take any pictures when I'm there, I do all my photography when I'm out of HK... Then again, maybe its just that HK doesn't really fit my style of photography.


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Oct 19, 2011 08:46 |  #22

I don't think you're the only one. A lot of time's it's the grass is greener rule. I'ma ctually pretty bored with the PNW and the US in general and wouldn't/couldn't shoot enought if I lived in Europe or Asia.


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Oct 19, 2011 08:57 |  #23

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I don't think you're the only one. A lot of time's it's the grass is greener rule. I'ma ctually pretty bored with the PNW and the US in general and wouldn't/couldn't shoot enought if I lived in Europe or Asia.

The thing about the US is that its much bigger than HK so you can just drive a while to get different scenery :p


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Oct 19, 2011 10:13 |  #24

Haha I can leave my parents house/neighborhood which is uppser class and drive up about 3 miles and I'm in Laos land and drive another a couple blocks and I'm in little Mexico. Lots of culture but it doesn't have nearly the history and intrigue that other places have. I rarely see a tombstone that reads pre 1900 for instance. That just goes back to what we like to shoot haha.


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Oct 19, 2011 10:35 |  #25

I'm going to Hong Kong later next year so please keep us updated on what you get, your experiences and price comparison to online U.S. stores if possible.


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Oct 19, 2011 15:16 |  #26

Would it be any cheaper in HK? I know that lenses are a little bit cheaper up in Shanghai, but I would be worried about warranty. If not, why not just pick it up from adorama/B&H, in the case that anything is wrong, a return would be much easier no?


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Oct 19, 2011 18:16 |  #27

What does the 70-200 MK II 2.8 go for in HK?




  
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Oct 19, 2011 18:26 |  #28

Good question -
It would be great to see side-by-side comparisons with warranty implications for other countries. I have lived in japan for 20+ years. Weird than Canon lens sold outside of Japan are cheaper! Currency rates are a big factor.
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Oct 19, 2011 22:46 as a reply to  @ john-in-japan's post |  #29
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The 70-200 F/2.8 IS II can be bought in Hong Kong for about 2200 USD. This is not alot cheaper than buying it in the US, but it is ALOT cheaper than in my home country (Sweden) or Bangkok where I live right now.

Sirrith wrote in post #13272713 (external link)
They don't have a brick & mortar store unfortunately. However, its probably for the best, as their prices are high compared to "local" shops, though I can't argue against their return policy and customer service.

Its interesting to see an "outsider"'s perspective! I've lived in Hong Kong all my life, and have never found it to be particularly photogenic, especially when compared to Europe and the USA :) I almost never take any pictures when I'm there, I do all my photography when I'm out of HK... Then again, maybe its just that HK doesn't really fit my style of photography.

I think it is like Chris said, with the "grass is greener rule". I met an american girl once who live in Lancaster, which is kinda close to NYC. I asked her how often she goes to NYC, but she told me that she has never even been there, and that she was not interested in NYC. My jaws dropped to the ground. To me NYC is one of the coolest and most amazing cities on this planet, (I would even live there a couple of years if I could), but to her it is just some "uninteresting" place that is close to her home.

So yeah.

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Haha yea I loved the 85/135 but it was time for me to move on for the sake of practicality. I'm glad I did too because the model I shot a few nights ago in studio was 5'10 and 6'2 with heels and I had to shoot all the way back and at 70mm just to get enough room to get her in frame and have a little room up top and below. There's no way I could've done that with the 85 and would've been SOL. After my first full real shoot,I can definitely say I made the right choice.

Well I am glad you like the lens! :) My reason for getting the 70-200 is also kinda because of practicality. I am getting tired of switching lenses all the time when I'm traveling.


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Oct 20, 2011 02:55 as a reply to  @ Ricku's post |  #30
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Hmm. What happens if I find out that there is something wrong with the lens, after I have gone home to Bangkok? Do I have to wait until my next trip, or can I send it to Canon's Hong Kong department by air mail? That should be possible, yes?


Edit: Never mind. I'd have to pay heavy tax / customs when the lens returns from HK.


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