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TheLensGuy
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Jun 20, 2013 20:15 |  #31
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gasrocks wrote in post #16049824 (external link)
Let's see hands raised by all those people who wish they had such "major" problems to lose sleep over.

What is wrong with you?

If you got nothing constructive to say, help yourself out. This is a $6000 lens, after my car and the house, it's probably the single most expensive item I have ever owned, I have every right to be concerned especially after box it came with was almost destroyed.

Let me repeat again, as you don't seem to understand plain English, I am worried that the lens was damaged during shipment and the louder IS noise is due to something being wrong with the lens. There are owners of this lens who commented here saying the noise is not normal (and then obviously there are some who said it is normal). I have a very small window to return this lens and as it is a very expensive lens, I have to be 110% sure that it is broken before I return it. It's not like I can just return it "just to be sure". Amazon had 1 in stock for close to 2 months now. I wouldn't be surprised if they sell 1-2 units every few months.

It's hard to understand some people, please leave this thread alone as you have nothing constructive to add.




  
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Jun 20, 2013 20:42 |  #32

TheLensGuy wrote in post #16049893 (external link)
This is a $6000 lens, after my car and the house, it's probably the single most expensive item I have ever owned, I have every right to be concerned especially after box it came with was almost destroyed.

[...] I am worried that the lens was damaged during shipment and the louder IS noise is due to something being wrong with the lens. [...] I have a very small window to return this lens and as it is a very expensive lens.

I think you should return it as I believe that if you don't, you'll never be truly satisfied because it will always be in the back of your mind. You'll always wonder if it is working properly and if you should have returned it while you could. All we can do is speculate but the only way to tell for sure would be to send it to Canon for inspection, however that would mean missing your return window.

As you said, it is one of the bigger purchases you've made, so why not be totally satisfied by returning it and picking up a different unit? If Amazon doesn't have it in stock any longer, you could wait or buy it from other reputable retailers like B&H or Adorama.


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Jun 20, 2013 20:54 |  #33
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LPMM wrote in post #16049966 (external link)
I think you should return it as I believe that if you don't, you'll never be truly satisfied because it will always be in the back of your mind. You'll always wonder if it is working properly and if you should have returned it while you could. All we can do is speculate but the only way to tell for sure would be to send it to Canon for inspection, however that would mean missing your return window.

As you said, it is one of the bigger purchases you've made, so why not be totally satisfied by returning it and picking up a different unit? If Amazon doesn't have it in stock any longer, you could wait or buy it from other reputable retailers like B&H or Adorama.

The best way to test this is to go to B&H and Adorama and actually try out their 200L with my 5d3. If both of them make the same noise, then I have no problems, if not, then I will feel more comfortable returning it.

I did call Canon, they want me to ship it to them for inspection at my own dime, that's around $200 for shipping this lens!:)




  
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Jun 20, 2013 21:05 as a reply to  @ TheLensGuy's post |  #34

Is lens insured through something like state farm? I heard they cover if you mail. That way you don't have to buy insurance. Mailing would be like $100 or even less with insurance through UPS. I have mailed 300mm f2.8 IS and 500mm f4 before.


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Jun 20, 2013 21:07 |  #35
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bobbyz wrote in post #16050045 (external link)
Is lens insured through something like state farm? I heard they cover if you mail. That way you don't have to buy insurance. Mailing would be like $100 or even less with insurance through UPS. I have mailed 300mm f2.8 IS and 500mm f4 before.

That's actually good point, yes I have a personal articles policy and I added the lens the day I received it.




  
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Jun 20, 2013 21:09 |  #36

TheLensGuy wrote in post #16050015 (external link)
The best way to test this is to go to B&H and Adorama and actually try out their 200L with my 5d3. If both of them make the same noise, then I have no problems, if not, then I will feel more comfortable returning it.

Since you are in the NYC area, it is definitely a better solution. Better yet, bring the 200 with you to test the lenses back to back.

TheLensGuy wrote in post #16050015 (external link)
I did call Canon, they want me to ship it to them for inspection at my own dime, that's around $200 for shipping this lens!:)

Although this is moot if you go test one out and figure things out, but for future reference, you could simply drive to NJ and drop it off at Canon's facility instead of shipping. ;)


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Jun 20, 2013 21:31 |  #37

bobbyz wrote in post #16050045 (external link)
Is lens insured through something like state farm? I heard they cover if you mail. That way you don't have to buy insurance. Mailing would be like $100 or even less with insurance through UPS. I have mailed 300mm f2.8 IS and 500mm f4 before.

I don't know the size of the shipping box, but I guessed 24 x 18 x 18, shipped from Long Island to Jamesburg NJ via UPS with $6000 insurance is around $50 - $60. If the box is much bigger then you get into "large box" surcharges which can get rather expensive.

BTW, I won't dwell on chutzpah of going to B&H / Adorama to have them check out a lens that you just bought from Amazon. :rolleyes:


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Jun 20, 2013 21:35 |  #38

jrbdmb wrote in post #16050132 (external link)
BTW, I won't dwell on chutzpah of going to B&H / Adorama to have them check out a lens that you just bought from Amazon. :rolleyes:

Tell them you want to buy a body and try it on 5dmk3, 1dx and 1dmk4.:)


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Jun 21, 2013 08:15 |  #39

It's normal. Same sound on my 5D3 and 5D2.




  
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Jun 21, 2013 11:23 |  #40
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Tried 2 other 200Ls today. Both made the same noise. So my lens is fine. Thanks everyone for their feedback.




  
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Jun 21, 2013 12:36 |  #41

TheLensGuy wrote in post #16051813 (external link)
Tried 2 other 200Ls today. Both made the same noise. So my lens is fine. Thanks everyone for their feedback.

Good. Now for some comparison shots with 70-200mm f2.8 please.


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Jun 21, 2013 12:40 |  #42

The IS in 200L is noisier than the 70-200 II. Different generation IS systems.
Glad you got that sorted out.




  
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Jun 21, 2013 12:58 |  #43
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nicksan wrote in post #16052078 (external link)
The IS in 200L is noisier than the 70-200 II. Different generation IS systems.
Glad you got that sorted out.

Interesting you say that because 300 2.8 IS II which is the newest IS lens is louder than 200L. I compared them today.




  
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Jun 21, 2013 13:11 |  #44

IF your videos give a good indication of the difference in loudness between the 2 lens, your 70-200 is either a lot louder than mine or the 200 is quieter than my 300(I'm sure this is the case especially since you just said the mkII is louder).




  
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Jun 21, 2013 13:36 |  #45
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lovemyram4x4 wrote in post #16052181 (external link)
IF your videos give a good indication of the difference in loudness between the 2 lens, your 70-200 is either a lot louder than mine or the 200 is quieter than my 300(I'm sure this is the case especially since you just said the mkII is louder).

I think the loudness of IS has to do with the amount of glass in the lens not with the IS generation which is why 300 IS II was louder than 200L and 200L was louder than the zoom.




  
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