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Canon 70-200 F/2.8 Mk II - keeping or returning?

 
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Dec 13, 2011 16:20 |  #1

I haven't decided (yet) but am close.

Those who just got the 70-200 F/2.8 MK II - love it, like it, or hate it?

I know its big and heavy but aside from that, is it manageable? The IS is great and it produces beautiful images (with some talent from whomever is holding the camera) so are you keeping it or do you want to return it within the return period?

Would like to know your experiences so far.

And out of curiosity - what was your date code - was it "UZ?"

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Dec 13, 2011 16:34 |  #2

"cold, dead hands" is the first thought that popped into my mind :D


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Dec 13, 2011 16:36 |  #3

Judging from the amount of new threads talking about how much people love this i am guessing they are keeping them.


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Dec 13, 2011 16:36 |  #4

If I ever get my hands on one I'll protect it like I would my first born.




  
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Dec 13, 2011 16:37 |  #5

Judging by this thread a few other recent ones, it seems a lot of people jumped on this sale without thinking it through.

If you need a 70-200, it's a great choice. If you don't... well, why did you buy it?




  
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Dec 13, 2011 16:43 |  #6

Cesium wrote in post #13539823 (external link)
If you need a 70-200, it's a great choice. If you don't... well, why did you buy it?

I'm happy with mine, it's a keeper. Why did I buy it? I have a V1 70-200 2.8L that the VII is replacing. I didn't use the V1 lens much, but it's a lens I like to have around. I shot a lot of photos this weekend (my mother died Sat and I wanted to remember her life in photos) and I had it in the bag, but it didn't get used.




  
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Dec 13, 2011 16:45 |  #7

what was the main reason you bought this lens for in the first place? LOL if you don't even remember why you got it then you don't need it.


I bought mine because I needed this range and because I think the optical/construction quality worth the full price of $2500 I paid for. I always buy the best tool I can actually afford, even when i don't use it as often as my other lens it still has its special place in my bag. it is just a tool, no different than the power drill, chainsaw, and socket sets in my garage, I don't use them often but when I need them they are available at all time. If you can't afford to let a nice tool sit in your toolbox then your best bet is to rent it only when you need it.


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Dec 13, 2011 16:54 |  #8

Cesium wrote in post #13539823 (external link)
Judging by this thread a few other recent ones, it seems a lot of people jumped on this sale without thinking it through.

If you need a 70-200, it's a great choice. If you don't... well, why did you buy it?

I suspect lots of these people bought it because it was simply an impulse purchase, you know...it feels cool to jump on the bandwagon type deal, then buyer remorse kicked in immediately afterward and they will most likely end up returning it. LOL


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Dec 13, 2011 17:00 |  #9

ben805 wrote in post #13539913 (external link)
I suspect lots of these people bought it because it was simply an impulse purchase, you know...it feels cool to jump on the bandwagon type deal, then buyer remorse kicked in immediately afterward and they will most likely end up returning it. LOL

This is what I'm thinking. ;)

Of course for those that use a 70-200, it's a great deal. I'll stick to my beat up old non-IS though. Can't afford the new one.




  
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Dec 13, 2011 17:12 |  #10

I'm keeping it. It cost $2k, so that's a bit out of the realm of impulse buy. I bought it because I wanted it and I know I'll get a lot of use out of it.


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Dec 13, 2011 17:18 |  #11

Im a hobbyist, this is my first L lens. I dont have any reason why i need this lens, i dont earn money from photography it means its my hard earn money that i spent with this lens but you know what i didnt regret buying this lens. It puts a smile in my face everytime i take a picture.

Defo gonna keep it.


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Dec 13, 2011 17:32 |  #12

Stone 13 wrote in post #13539808 (external link)
"cold, dead hands" is the first thought that popped into my mind :D

Yup.




  
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Dec 13, 2011 17:45 |  #13

^^^^^

Absolutely - it is a great lens. I love it...

Ted




  
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Dec 13, 2011 18:32 |  #14

I am definitely keeping mine. I have the 70-200mm f4 non is which I now will be selling. Anyone interested?? LOL. Everything that my f/4 wasn't the mk2 is. Yes it's bigger and heavier but the image quality and IS amazes me and I have only had it 2 days.


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Dec 13, 2011 18:40 |  #15

This is the best mid-tele AF lens available in the market IMHO. I really cannot think of any reason I should get rid of mine.


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