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Just ordered my first (and probably only) L lens

 
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Dec 23, 2012 21:49 |  #1

Already having a Sigma 70-200 f2.8, I've looked at the Canon f4.0L many times as a smaller, lighter carry around option.
Whenever I have looked at one previously though, the price was just a little more than I cared to spend at the time. This evening, while browsing B&H Photo, I saw that the lens had an $80 dollar instant savings off of a price of $709 for the USA version.
Once added to the cart, the price was $559. A note popped up concerning their agreement with Canon that did not allow them to advertise below a certain amount. This seemed like a really good price so I jumped on it. I haven't really looked at lens prices for a couple of years, so is this a good deal?
Also, anyone with one, chime in on how you like\dislike it.

Thanks,
Dave


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Dec 23, 2012 22:08 |  #2

that was my first L, seriously loved the thing. When I bought it I also said it would be my only one. boy was i wrong. lol


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Dec 23, 2012 22:17 |  #3

$559 is cheapest price is has been on Amazon since summer of 2009. This lens was also avail refurbed from Canon for $511 + tax within the past month. I don't know of any price trackers for B&H photo but it's safe to say that this is a good price new.


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Dec 23, 2012 22:54 |  #4

If you haven't already, check out the samples on this page:

https://photography-on-the.net …t=142739&highli​ght=70-200

Looks to be a great lens and an amazing price. I've hoping to get this lens as well.


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Dec 23, 2012 22:58 |  #5

Just_CHill wrote in post #15401872 (external link)
If you haven't already, check out the samples on this page:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=278617

Looks to be a great lens and an amazing price. I've hoping to get this lens as well.

That is the IS version.


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Dec 23, 2012 23:32 |  #6

cheezz wrote in post #15401880 (external link)
That is the IS version.

Whoops, thanks and fixed!


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Dec 24, 2012 02:21 |  #7

TxDave wrote in post #15401694 (external link)
Already having a Sigma 70-200 f2.8, I've looked at the Canon f4.0L many times as a smaller, lighter carry around option.
Whenever I have looked at one previously though, the price was just a little more than I cared to spend at the time. This evening, while browsing B&H Photo, I saw that the lens had an $80 dollar instant savings off of a price of $709 for the USA version.
Once added to the cart, the price was $559. A note popped up concerning their agreement with Canon that did not allow them to advertise below a certain amount. This seemed like a really good price so I jumped on it. I haven't really looked at lens prices for a couple of years, so is this a good deal?
Also, anyone with one, chime in on how you like\dislike it.

Thanks,
Dave

It was my first L lens as well!




  
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Dec 24, 2012 02:25 |  #8

First L lens I had, it is very light and there is no need for the IS version, you couldn't possibly need it. I shoot half the year in indoor arenas now, so I had to get rid of it, but I actually made a profit re-selling mine so it was a win. Sure you'll enjoy it!


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Dec 24, 2012 03:48 |  #9

Good luck making it your "only" L lens...they're addictive haha.

But seriously...great lens, great price! It was my first L lens...I liked it, but I'm not a huge fan of telephotos without IS.


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Dec 24, 2012 03:53 |  #10

I don't think that will be your last. Just saying. Prepare yourself.


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Dec 24, 2012 05:06 as a reply to  @ SiaoP's post |  #11

Like above, you can say it will be your only L lens, but within two years I bet it will have a friend or 2 !!!:)


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Dec 25, 2012 20:12 |  #12

I just hopped on that B&H deal. Been eyeing used ones for 500 dollars for a while now, but that's too good to pass up.

200 dollars cheaper than buying it locally, even after imports.


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Dec 25, 2012 20:22 |  #13

It's cute you think that it will be your last.




  
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Dec 25, 2012 20:27 as a reply to  @ Rewind's post |  #14

I've been seriously eyeing this one lately. This price makes it really tempting. My husband just offered it to me as an early birthday (January) and anniversary (May) present. But I feel bad asking him to spend that much. But I really really want it. Soooo tempting, what to do?!? I just bought the 200 2.8 last week, do I really need this one also?


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Dec 28, 2012 21:35 |  #15

aggieastrosfan wrote in post #15407097 (external link)
I've been seriously eyeing this one lately. This price makes it really tempting. My husband just offered it to me as an early birthday (January) and anniversary (May) present. But I feel bad asking him to spend that much. But I really really want it. Soooo tempting, what to do?!? I just bought the 200 2.8 last week, do I really need this one also?

Of course you do!
I just got the lens last night and have been snapping shots all around the house. I'm very happy with the size and weight of the lens in handling it and of course the image quality is great.
I plan to take it out this weekend for a good workout.
So, of course you should take advantage of this great price. I think it is good until Jan. 5.

Gig 'em


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