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canon 70-200 2.8 mkii or tamron 24-70 2.8 & 70-200 2.8

 
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Jul 20, 2013 19:24 |  #1

hey wassup my fellow forum members yesterday I got offered crazy deal. Brand new tamron 70-200 2.8 vc & tamron 24-70 2.8vc for my canon 70-200 2.8 mk ii. I sold my version one of the canon 24-70 to save up and get the mk ii but with this I can use that money for Einstein's so what should I do!? I want to get into fashion and portrait photography....




  
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Jul 20, 2013 19:50 |  #2

anyone?




  
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Jul 20, 2013 20:56 |  #3

While both great lenses and I can definitely see the appeal in the trade, I however could never part with my 70-200 MkII. That said.. are you saying that both Tamron lenses are brand new? If so you could trade, sell the Tamron lenses, and then purchase a mint lightly used Canon 70-200 MkII and have a few hundred bucks in the bank I am guessing as retail is $2600 on the 2 Tamron lenses.


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Jul 20, 2013 21:06 |  #4
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I would not give up my 70-200 MK II for all the Tamron lenses combined in their line-up.




  
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Jul 20, 2013 21:33 |  #5

lol that was a powerful statement @ the lens guy. and i been working my ass off to afford it! i just haven't been able to shoot with it yet. I have a 50 1.2, and a 70-200 2.8 mkii. I just want a good wide lens. I believe i have a great fashion line up to learn its just honestly stomaching the fact that i spent 1900 on it!




  
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Jul 20, 2013 21:36 |  #6

and also a 85 1.8 my friend gave me. I honestly decided to buy good glass because i want to keep them forever and plan on starting a business taking my fashion photography serious




  
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Jul 20, 2013 22:52 |  #7

I dont think that deal is too "crazy". The 24-70VC can be found for $950ish new, and the 70-200VC for $1200 new. Really about the same price as a new 70-200MKII.

I know you plan to keep them, but if you ever did decide to sell in the future, which one do you think would retain their value better? I'm betting on the canon. I wouldn't do the trade.


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Jul 20, 2013 23:22 |  #8

RickRandhawa wrote in post #16138855 (external link)
I dont think that deal is too "crazy". The 24-70VC can be found for $950ish new, and the 70-200VC for $1200 new. Really about the same price as a new 70-200MKII.

I know you plan to keep them, but if you ever did decide to sell in the future, which one do you think would retain their value better? I'm betting on the canon. I wouldn't do the trade.

Where are you seeing those prices on the Tamron lenses?


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Jul 20, 2013 23:31 |  #9

Cameraland has the 70-200vc for $1299 if you call them (or buy from their ebay store), plus $100 tamron rebate. They are an Authorized dealer.

Someone posted about the 24-70vc in the market watch section, but I dont remember the exact price...it was around $950. I just didn't pay too much attention to it because I have a 24-70II, but if you are interested, just check that section..I'm sure it'd be pretty easy to find. :)


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Jul 20, 2013 23:55 |  #10

RickRandhawa wrote in post #16138922 (external link)
Cameraland has the 70-200vc for $1299 if you call them (or buy from their ebay store), plus $100 tamron rebate. They are an Authorized dealer.

Someone posted about the 24-70vc in the market watch section, but I dont remember the exact price...it was around $950. I just didn't pay too much attention to it because I have a 24-70II, but if you are interested, just check that section..I'm sure it'd be pretty easy to find. :)

Found both. Ebay from Cameraland is showing one Tamron 70-200 for $1299. A demo lens. Unless I have the wrong cameraland (which is possible) they are showing $1499 on their website. Are they dropping the price $200 + $100 rebate if you call them? (assuming it's camerlandny.com or do I have the wrong site?)

The 24-70 in the market watch is a grey market lens from Korea via ebay


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Jul 21, 2013 00:38 |  #11

or should i sell the 70-200 and buy a 135 plus lights




  
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Jul 21, 2013 00:49 as a reply to  @ Mr_Smith4852's post |  #12

would never sell my 70-200 mkII, seriously you should just forget about tamron, invest in a canon 24-70 2.8 II and save up for Einstein's later on. light is light, nothing is going to beat great glass!


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Jul 21, 2013 00:53 |  #13

carpenter wrote in post #16138971 (external link)
Found both. Ebay from Cameraland is showing one Tamron 70-200 for $1299. A demo lens. Unless I have the wrong cameraland (which is possible) they are showing $1499 on their website. Are they dropping the price $200 + $100 rebate if you call them? (assuming it's camerlandny.com or do I have the wrong site?)

The 24-70 in the market watch is a grey market lens from Korea via ebay

They have to list as demo to sell at a cheaper price, but the lenses are new.
Give them a call to get the price and make sure you can use the rebate form...my understanding is yes because someone else on the forum did so.


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Jul 21, 2013 00:58 |  #14

Mr_Smith4852 wrote in post #16139034 (external link)
or should i sell the 70-200 and buy a 135 plus lights

You said you want to get into portrait photography...don't sell the 70-200!

I'd sell the 50 1.2 and 85 1.8 before I'd touch the 70-200.


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Jul 21, 2013 01:21 |  #15

ok thanks for the info guys but i do love my 50 1.2 lol so i guess i might just save up and forget the lights i have a couple old Nikon flashes with wireless triggers so i will use that until i master them and then upgrade. I guess you guess are right when i started a year ago the best advice i heard was "you should always invest your money on good lens before anything else" and quick question what about if i get a 17-40 to fill in that gap? So i would have a 17-70, 50 1.2, and 70-200 2.8 mkii and like i said im mainly going to get into fashion and portraits




  
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