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70-200 2.8 IS II is here

 
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Jan 11, 2010 10:47 as a reply to  @ post 9371166 |  #481

You'd upgrade for $700.00 wouldn't you?




  
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Jan 11, 2010 13:48 |  #482

grant247 wrote in post #9371159 (external link)
If the new 70-200 MK II comes in at $2300.00 or less, ...

... I predict a tsunami of photographers from UK coming to US to buy it :D


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Jan 11, 2010 14:13 |  #483

So how about the price for this collection in the UK.

All prices from WEX (who aren't the cheapest but are one of the most well known).

1D Mk IV = £4678.99 $7,535.19

200 f2 = £4903.99 $7,897.54

300 f2.8 = £3885.00 $6,256.73

500 F4 = £5615.00 $9,045.04

Total = £19082.98 $30734.5

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Jan 11, 2010 14:22 |  #484

As a testament to how good the Mk1 version is, this lens is great for new buyers. or for Togs whose old one is really knocked about and now end of life. But it's not a massive upgrade for current users. 1 stop extra IS, usefull but not earth shattering. A closer MFD, again, really usefull but not earth shattering. A bit better IQ at 200mm / f2.8...likewise.


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Jan 11, 2010 14:45 |  #485
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Certainly not £1200 better.


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Jan 11, 2010 14:52 |  #486

The price is ridiculous, even by L glass standards.
It's over triple what I paid for a brand new 70-200 f/2.8L IS

Yes, it's an upgrade I'd like, but as the original is such a great lens there is no way what-so-ever I'm even going to consider trying to find a way to justify that price increase !!!


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Jan 11, 2010 21:09 |  #487

I paid $1350 cdn BRAND NEW from BH Photo 24 months ago for my 70-200/2.8 IS (with bh promo code and exchange rate).

So paying nearly $1000 more now aint gonna happen since my lens is already sharp wide open.

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Jan 11, 2010 22:05 |  #488
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Awful lot of current 70-200 2.8L IS owners saying they don't want to buy a new one (which is fine, the current one is a great lens).

HOWEVER! For dudes like me (who have been waiting... and waiting... and waiting... for this lens) it's great. The little improvements make it worth the extra $$ over the current one* (IMHO).

:)


*assuming Canon keep the price reasonable outside the UK etc. ;)




  
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Jan 11, 2010 22:38 |  #489

I wonder why the new TSE lens didn't get this sort of pricing reaction. Honestly, if any lens deserved such a price point it would be a Zoom lens that theoretically is much better than its predecessor (I'm speaking optically, which this better be at this price point). One should wait to see how it performs before we trash it.


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Jan 12, 2010 02:03 |  #490

Stealthy Ninja wrote in post #9375784 (external link)
Awful lot of current 70-200 2.8L IS owners saying they don't want to buy a new one (which is fine, the current one is a great lens).

HOWEVER! For dudes like me (who have been waiting... and waiting... and waiting... for this lens) it's great. The little improvements make it worth the extra $$ over the current one* (IMHO).

:)


*assuming Canon keep the price reasonable outside the UK etc. ;)

Yeah, you are finally going to get yours, SN!

I do want the new version eventually, just not right away. I have high hope that an update to the 24-70 will arrive this year (chances are good if CR is on the money), and that would be higher on my list than the 70-200, since I already have the classic. :)


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Jan 12, 2010 02:19 |  #491
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LOL yeah, finally. I happen to have the right amount saved at the moment. :) Hopefully it will come soon. The U.S. site says February, but I doubt that will happen (maybe Feb 28th).

The 24-70 II/IS is on my list too, but I'm relatively happy with the 24-105 for now and I need a 70-200 much more (sorta the opposite of you krepta).




  
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Jan 12, 2010 02:46 |  #492

Stealthy Ninja wrote in post #9376802 (external link)
LOL yeah, finally. I happen to have the right amount saved at the moment. :) Hopefully it will come soon. The U.S. site says February, but I doubt that will happen (maybe Feb 28th).

The 24-70 II/IS is on my list too, but I'm relatively happy with the 24-105 for now and I need a 70-200 much more (sorta the opposite of you krepta).

February would be a miracle, I think, lol! Likely to be available in March/April.

I was going to say we're in the opposite situation too, hehe. The 70-200 is my second most used lens. It's well suited for all sorts of situations. I'm sure you will get great use out of it once you get it.

As for me, the 24-70 would obviously be more useful on a FF body, and I will probably keep using my 17-55 primarily. But I will eventually get a FF body, either the 5D III or mythical 3D!


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Jan 12, 2010 02:53 |  #493
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krepta wrote in post #9376879 (external link)
February would be a miracle, I think, lol! Likely to be available in March/April.

I was going to say we're in the opposite situation too, hehe. The 70-200 is my second most used lens. It's well suited for all sorts of situations. I'm sure you will get great use out of it once you get it.

As for me, the 24-70 would obviously be more useful on a FF body, and I will probably keep using my 17-55 primarily. But I will eventually get a FF body, either the 5D III or mythical 3D!

FF is good.

Right now, I have my 100mm 2.8L or 200 2.8L for telephoto stuff. I use the 100mm occasionally for portraits and the 200 for anything where I need more reach (concerts, street candids, sports). I think/know the 70-200 will serve me well because many the time has been that the 200 was a tad too long for where I was and I would have loved to be able to zoom back a bit. :)

The 200 2.8 is awesome because it's black and light. Ideal street candid lens, people look right at you and don't realise how "close" you are. ;)

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Jan 13, 2010 02:03 |  #494

BlueTsunami wrote in post #9375983 (external link)
I wonder why the new TSE lens didn't get this sort of pricing reaction. Honestly, if any lens deserved such a price point it would be a Zoom lens that theoretically is much better than its predecessor (I'm speaking optically, which this better be at this price point). One should wait to see how it performs before we trash it.

The TSE is a specialty lens that sells very few copies. I've read the documentation a few times and I still don't quite know how it works. The 70-200mm is THE telephoto zoom lens to have. it was the very first lens I set my sights on because I work for a paper and needed something long for sports.


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Jan 13, 2010 02:12 |  #495

If I don't keep 'upgrading' stuff, I'll likely get bored of this hobby.


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