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Bet Now: Canon will lower the price of the 70-200L Mark I!

 
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Mar 24, 2010 23:27 |  #1

So, we know the 70-200L 2.8 IS Mark II is on the way. Will Canon lower the price of the Mark I? I'm standing by with credit card in hand if they do...


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Mar 24, 2010 23:32 |  #2

No, cant imagine that they will. I'm sure the remaining stock will sell off as people realize they arent quite ready for the mark II.




  
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Mar 24, 2010 23:36 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #3

With the price difference between the two, I can't imagine the Mk1 will go down. Knowing Canon, if anything, it will go up. And I'm only slightly kidding.


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Mar 24, 2010 23:38 |  #4

Freddie Alessio wrote in post #9866035 (external link)
So, we know the 70-200L 2.8 IS Mark II is on the way. Will Canon lower the price of the Mark I? I'm standing by with credit card in hand if they do...

On the way? The Mark II has been available for at least a few weeks now. I haven't seen any prices drop on the Mark I yet...I'm not sure it drops much.




  
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Mar 25, 2010 09:27 |  #5

Well the used market seems to have dropped the prices around 100-150.


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Mar 25, 2010 09:54 as a reply to  @ vitacura's post |  #6

The only review I've seen of the mark 2 was less than convincing about it. This was the one on Canon Rumours. Either the poor web resolution hid the improvements or there really is no major improvement. Does anyone know of any other reviews where proper tests have been conducted?


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Mar 25, 2010 09:55 |  #7

I think the only thing that will change the prices of either lens is the fluctuation of the Dollar vs. Yen


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Mar 25, 2010 09:56 |  #8

Lowner wrote in post #9868059 (external link)
The only review I've seen of the mark 2 was less than convincing about it. This was the one on Canon Rumours. Either the poor web resolution hid the improvements or there really is no major improvement. Does anyone know of any other reviews where proper tests have been conducted?

:lol: I wouldn't call it proper, but I compared another member's V1 to the V2 a couple days ago and posted it

Here it is if you'd like a look:
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=846305


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Mar 25, 2010 12:40 |  #9

since getting a mk 2 i noticed an obvious difference in sharpness and no CA's @ 200


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Mar 25, 2010 15:19 |  #10

They won't reduce the price of it since they'll just stop making it.

As for used mk1 values, I've not seen any significant shift myself but, as the mk2 is twice the price, it's currently in a totally different price bracket and doesn't really compete.


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Mar 25, 2010 15:24 |  #11

Vertigo1 wrote in post #9869964 (external link)
They won't reduce the price of it since they'll just stop making it.

As for used mk1 values, I've not seen any significant shift myself but, as the mk2 is twice the price, it's currently in a totally different price bracket and doesn't really compete.

$2499 is not twice the amount of $1899 or is my math is bad?
Its a $600 difference...right?




  
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Mar 25, 2010 15:51 |  #12

Last week the lens sold for $1799 B&H and Adorama. When I checked yesterday they had it listed for $1899. The price actually went up.




  
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Mar 25, 2010 16:01 |  #13

definitely don't think it's going to come down much in the near future especially with the price of the mark ii which will stay up there for a little while at least


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Mar 25, 2010 16:11 |  #14

I was about to get one off ebay last week for £1,270. Checked a few days later and it had gone up to £1,370.

Contacted the shop/seller and they informed me that their suppliers price has gone up... so nah it doesn't look like it's gonna go down.

Ended up getting one from OneStopDigital for £1282

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Mar 25, 2010 17:21 as a reply to  @ Rob Meredith's post |  #15

To be honest I think they seem to have gone up here in the UK.
Some of it I realise is the hike of the VAT this year,but not all of it!


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