I wasn't going to post this at first, but changed my mind thinking better to be safe than sorry.
I got my 200L 2.0 2 weeks ago from Amazon. The lens came with its own Canon box and that box was not placed in another regular shipment box (pretty disappointing). To make matters worse, the box was banged up pretty bad (pictures below).
Now, I want to ask everyone out there (possibly those of you who purchased one of these big prime lenses in the past), have you seen anything like this? Would you be concerned with it? Is this acceptable? I know that the lens is packaged in its case inside this box, but I don't know what is considered excessive damage, furthermore, I don't know how much of this can cause damage to the lens.
As far as my amateur eyes can tell, the lens is fine. I cannot see anything wrong with it. What I'm worried is if there could be something in the future.
The box is actually pretty sturdy. It's not one of those cheap shipping boxes, it's a double wall box and for the double wall to bend that way, it must have hit somewhere pretty bad (or so I think).
Amazon's packaging sucks (there was another thread where someone was asking if he should buy from Amazon or not) and if it weren't for the %4 instant cash back, I would never buy this lens from them.
Anyways, your feedback is welcome!
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