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2-year old 70-200 f2.8 IS, any different?

 
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Nov 29, 2007 10:00 |  #1

Somebody is selling this lens and she indicates that it's 2 years old. Has there been any changes to the lens in the last few years?

I see mention of date codes on this forum. What does it tell me and where do I find it?




  
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Nov 29, 2007 10:02 |  #2

You can find the date code on the mount of the lens. It will have 2 letters and 4 numbers. You can see when the lens was manufactured by that date by looking here....http://www.the-digital-picture.com …ses/Canon-Lens-Aging.aspx (external link)


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Nov 29, 2007 10:26 |  #3

No changes that Canon announced to that specific lens. It's still at the implicit Mark I.




  
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Nov 29, 2007 10:28 |  #4

Nope, same old same old. They havent changed that lense for many moons.


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Nov 29, 2007 10:32 |  #5

Although I don't believe there was much they could have done to improve it? It's still quite a spectacular lens and one of their best; sort of holds it's value like a not too old used Mercedes :D.

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Nope, same old same old. They havent changed that lense for many moons.


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Nov 29, 2007 10:36 |  #6

sapearl wrote in post #4407006 (external link)
Although I don't believe there was much they could have done to improve it? It's still quite a spectacular lens and one of their best; sort of holds it's value like a not too old used Mercedes :D.

Oh yes I def agree with that. Sorry didnt mean to make it sound like it needs any improvement. I love mine! Probably my favorite lens!


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Nov 29, 2007 11:00 |  #7

Not a problem - quite alright :D. I'd just lost track of all the different lens developments and couldn't remember what was still top notch.

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Oh yes I def agree with that. Sorry didnt mean to make it sound like it needs any improvement. I love mine! Probably my favorite lens!


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LotsToLearn wrote in post #4406986 (external link)
No changes that Canon announced to that specific lens. It's still at the implicit Mark I.

What could they possibly improve??!!!:D - It focuses extremely fast, the optics are incredibly sharp & accurate; color rendition is good, the IS is SWEEEEET, dof range is incredible due to the 2.8, build quality is brutally tough ... one of the best lenses canon has produced.


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Nov 29, 2007 11:40 |  #9

Same old stuff.


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Nov 29, 2007 11:58 |  #10

I don't use this lens as much as I should:( but right now it is mounted on my 5D, ready for me to take off this afternoon up the Columbia River Gorge and up into some winter weather -- it's been snowing in the Pacific Northwest, and I have to go somewhere that will take me there, have camera, good lens, will travel!


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Nov 29, 2007 14:12 |  #11

tonylong wrote in post #4407397 (external link)
I don't use this lens as much as I should:( but right now it is mounted on my 5D...

5D + 70-200 actually is a nice landscape walk-around lens. :D


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