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Lens Rebates Over, Now What?

 
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Aug 12, 2009 14:52 |  #1

I was contemplating getting a 70-200f/2.8IS with the rebate but I don't need it until January 2010 for a trip so the question is, did I miss out on the $200 rebate or will I be able to get a rumored Mark II model before January 2010. I already have an f/4IS so it's not like I really need the reach or anything like that.

Count me as one of the hold outs, waiting to see if the rumors are true or not.

What would really make my day is a 24-105f/2.8IS. Now, that would be a real prize.


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Aug 12, 2009 15:00 |  #2

some of the rumors i've heard of lately......

100 f/2.8 IS Macro
200 f/3.5L IS Macro
70-200 f/2.8L IS II

50-200 f/2.8L IS
24-105 f/2.8L IS
15mm f/2.8 USM Fisheye


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Aug 12, 2009 16:29 |  #3

dipps wrote in post #8447700 (external link)
24-105 f/2.8L IS

It almost seems unlikely to ever see this because it would dominate sales so much that several other lenses would be next to obsolete. I know I would snatch one up at the first chance. That'd be a dream come true.




  
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Aug 12, 2009 16:34 |  #4

dunno. just read about it on canon rumors.....

http://64.13.226.237/ (external link)

had also heard a rumor that my 135mm f/2L will be discontinued, to be replaced by an IS version (considerably more expensive).


5DIII, 7D, 16-35 f/2.8L II, 24-70 f/2.8L II, 24-105 f/4L, 40 f/2.8, 135 f/2L, 85 f/1.8, 100 f/2.8L macro, 70-200 f/2.8L II, 430EX II, POWERSHOT S95.... i'm your huckleberry.

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Aug 12, 2009 16:35 |  #5

Route246 wrote in post #8447641 (external link)
I was contemplating getting a 70-200f/2.8IS with the rebate but I don't need it until January 2010 for a trip so the question is, did I miss out on the $200 rebate or will I be able to get a rumored Mark II model before January 2010. I already have an f/4IS so it's not like I really need the reach or anything like that.

Count me as one of the hold outs, waiting to see if the rumors are true or not.

What would really make my day is a 24-105f/2.8IS. Now, that would be a real prize.

Why and how would we know.


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Aug 12, 2009 16:43 |  #6

dipps wrote in post #8448333 (external link)
dunno. just read about it on canon rumors.....

http://64.13.226.237/ (external link)

had also heard a rumor that my 135mm f/2L will be discontinued, to be replaced by an IS version (considerably more expensive).

Oh, it could totally be true and I pray every night before I go to sleep that it is.




  
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Aug 12, 2009 16:48 |  #7

Last Christmas you could get a 70-200 2.8 IS for $1381. So don't worry the spring rebates only lasted 1 day anyway before they jacked the prices. If the Mark II comes out soon the best time to buy will be right before your trip. You were smart to wait.




  
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Aug 12, 2009 18:59 |  #8

I plan to wait until just before at this point, anyway. You make a good point, though, about them jacking the price up. It's selling for $1899 (free shipping) at B&H right now. A bargain at half the price.

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Last Christmas you could get a 70-200 2.8 IS for $1381. So don't worry the spring rebates only lasted 1 day anyway before they jacked the prices. If the Mark II comes out soon the best time to buy will be right before your trip. You were smart to wait.


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Aug 12, 2009 22:08 |  #9
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dipps wrote in post #8447700 (external link)
some of the rumors i've heard of lately......

100 f/2.8 IS Macro
200 f/3.5L IS Macro
70-200 f/2.8L IS II

50-200 f/2.8L IS
24-105 f/2.8L IS
15mm f/2.8 USM Fisheye

Right.

Most likely are the macros and the 70-200 2.8L IS IMHO.

Myself, I have the money for the 70-200 2.8L IS right now. If I wanted to I could go out and get it tomorrow. But I'm waiting and seeing. Rumours are that Canon will announce something in the next couple of weeks (probably in stores early October) so worth the wait right about now.

Plus, if you have the money for it now, the extra wait gives you time to save for the inevitable price increase the mark II will have over the mark I. :rolleyes:




  
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Aug 13, 2009 01:22 |  #10

I am in the same situation. The rumors caused me to hold off. I admit it. Of course, if I didn't listen to the 5DMkII rumors last year I would own a high end Nikon crop body today. Had I done that, I would really be sick about it today.

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Right.
Myself, I have the money for the 70-200 2.8L IS right now. If I wanted to I could go out and get it tomorrow. But I'm waiting and seeing. Rumours are that Canon will announce something in the next couple of weeks (probably in stores early October) so worth the wait right about now.

Plus, if you have the money for it now, the extra wait gives you time to save for the inevitable price increase the mark II will have over the mark I. :rolleyes:


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Aug 13, 2009 04:19 |  #11
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LOL the 5Dmkii is certainly a nice body.

Wait for the new announcements for sure. :)

I REAAALLY want a new lens, but I need to wait. ;)

Though...even if they do bring out the lens(es) I want, I'll have to wait a few weeks/months longer to get them. So it's a bit bitter sweet (though at the end of the weeks/months wait it will be sweeeet!).




  
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Aug 13, 2009 07:19 as a reply to  @ Stealthy Ninja's post |  #12

stealthy... GO BUY A 35 1.4L NOWZ lol.


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Aug 13, 2009 08:19 |  #13

dipps wrote in post #8447700 (external link)
50-200 f/2.8L IS
24-105 f/2.8L IS

Now those would be some heavy lenses! That said, where do I sign up for the 24-105 f/2.8 IS? That would put my pondering over 24-70 f2.8 vs 24-105 f4 IS to rest for certain.


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J_TULLAR wrote in post #8451623 (external link)
stealthy... GO BUY A 35 1.4L NOWZ lol.

Dang it, left my wallet at home. :p




  
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Aug 13, 2009 23:09 |  #15

dipps wrote in post #8447700 (external link)
some of the rumors i've heard of lately......

100 f/2.8 IS Macro
200 f/3.5L IS Macro
70-200 f/2.8L IS II

50-200 f/2.8L IS
24-105 f/2.8L IS
15mm f/2.8 USM Fisheye

Wouldn't a 24-105 2.8 be ridiculously big?


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