Milutiche wrote in post #15591481
Hello all, very comprehensive responses, thanks
I have a couple of weddings that i'm shooting next month and I am being paid but only at a fraction of the cost of most wedding photographers in the area (about 1/5th)
The clients know that i'm only starting out and they have chosen me through word of mouth.
Here are the prices in NZ for the lenses listed above
Canon 70-200 F4 L $900
Tamron 70-200 Di Macro $1100
Sigma 70-200 F2.8 II APO $1450
Canon 70-200 F4 L IS $1550
Canon 70-200 F2.8 L $1800
Canon 70-200 F2.8 L IS II $2950
As much as I would love the MK II IS I think I might be better off using that extra money to upgrade my 500d backup body to a second hand 5D2 and make my 7d my back up
IS isn't hugely important to me and I have had an IS failure with my 100-400 which scared me a bit
I wouldn't mind selling my 100-400 and my 10-22 and getting a 70-200f2.8 and a 2X and a 5d2 but somehow I think im going to be about $2k short
I'll do a bit or research into the options under $2000 and then maybe go for a little top-up from the wifes bank account
Hey Jason, not sure what sort of used market you have access to, but if you were able to find a seller on the sale boards here (or other forums) who was willing to ship internationally, the used prices of some of these lenses are considerably cheaper. For example, a used Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS can be had for $950 around here, the Canon f/2.8 non-is can be had for $900, and the f/2.8 IS mkII can be had for $1800. Add $100 for shipping and you're still significantly below your local market.