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70-200 2.8 IS II is here

 
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Jan 08, 2010 07:00 |  #406

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2300€ on AC Foto with pre-order.

Thanks Kozmix

That works out at £2055 & $3288. N

Now we know that things like this are dearer in the European Union so maybe a price of $2699 in the States (making it $1K dearer than the MK 1).

How does a price of $2699 sound to you guys in the States? Buying at that price?


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Jan 08, 2010 07:22 as a reply to  @ bigrob's post |  #407

Sounds too high to me, I'm still betting it'll come in under $2,500 US. Regardless, I won't be upgrading. I'd love the shorter MFD, but I have a very sharp copy so unless I drop mine off a cliff, no reason to upgrade.


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Jan 08, 2010 07:29 |  #408

If it comes in under $2500 then I'll be getting one from Kerso.


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Jan 08, 2010 07:44 |  #409

bigrob,

Would you mind giving us contact info for Kerso. Or if Kerso himself would? I am waiting for the 1Ds4 and the prices quoted sound excellent.


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Jan 08, 2010 07:48 |  #410

Lowner wrote in post #9350758 (external link)
bigrob,

Would you mind giving us contact info for Kerso. Or if Kerso himself would? I am waiting for the 1Ds4 and the prices quoted sound excellent.

PM me your email address and forward and email on with his latest price list.

n.b. delivery from Jockland is on top.


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Jan 08, 2010 11:03 |  #411

Got to test the EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II USM yesterday. Really not much difference, physically/weight between this and original one. Optically, the II is sharper at @200mm ƒ/2.8 but not so much that I would want to sell my version for this. What does make you stop and think is the new IS, this thing is a monster allowing me handhold at .5 sec @200mm.

The body I used it on was the EOS 1D Mark IV. This body fooled me as when they ask what body I shot with I told them Mark III and they mounted the lens to what I thought was the Mark III. I was scratching my head as to why there are so much more AF points that I could choose from and figured it was a custom function that i had missed. Only till I asked if I could use the Mark IV that they told me I had been using it all this time. I think it's great they kept the buttons/interfaces the same. Really allows Mark III owners just to pick up the Mark IV and start shooting. Much different than when it went from Mark II to Mark III.

But back to the lens, I find that optically it's better than the original but not enough to render the first version obsolete, but the new IS used... man that is a beast.

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Jan 08, 2010 11:07 |  #412

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Jan 08, 2010 11:07 |  #413

Lowner wrote in post #9350758 (external link)
bigrob,

Would you mind giving us contact info for Kerso. Or if Kerso himself would? I am waiting for the 1Ds4 and the prices quoted sound excellent.

Simply PM the user on here with that name - he normally gets back within 24 hrs.


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Jan 08, 2010 11:17 |  #414

Madweasel wrote in post #9351793 (external link)
Simply PM the user on here with that name - he normally gets back within 24 hrs.

I asked this lens from him yesterday..nothing to say..yet..


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Jan 08, 2010 12:05 |  #415

Madweasel wrote in post #9351793 (external link)
Simply PM the user on here with that name - he normally gets back within 24 hrs.

Hi Madweasel

I waited a while, then just PM'd him Ian's email address and lastest list.


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Jan 08, 2010 12:45 |  #416

Canon announced 70-200 IS II's price in Japan. 283,499 JPY, it is about 3063 U.S dollars!!!!!!
I am sure the price will lower after while. However, it is far beyond 1,699.

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Jan 08, 2010 13:11 |  #417
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Now the question - is it $1300 better to people?


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Jan 08, 2010 13:21 |  #418

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Sounds too high to me, I'm still betting it'll come in under $2,500 US. Regardless, I won't be upgrading. I'd love the shorter MFD, but I have a very sharp copy so unless I drop mine off a cliff, no reason to upgrade.

LOL your sense of humour rings a tune familiar to my thoughts. I considered it initially, but like you stated, it's going to need a complete replacement since, 'if it ain't broke (yet), don't fix it'


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Jan 08, 2010 13:26 |  #419

Canon's set the bar pretty high, in cost terms, for this lens. That's extremely bold. I wouldn't be surprised that the lens gets booming reviews and the ISO crop tests are through the roof. Canon knows that their customers are willing to pay for pixel perfection, and I wouldn't be surprised if the test show extreme sharpness from edge to edge. Just look at the 200mm f2 considering its cost. Just a thought.... I might be being overly hopeful... but I certainly wouldn't be the 1st person around here. ;)


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Jan 08, 2010 13:43 as a reply to  @ Pearlallica's post |  #420

Maybe this has been mentioned

Nikon's new 70-200 VR II is priced at 2399.00 and Canon has priced their 70-200 a few hundred below Nikon's in the past.....soooo..$2100-$2200 if the past is used as an indicator. If this is true then there will be plenty of MarkI upgrades and you know what that will mean to the price on the used market. I'll keep my Mark I no matter but if you're thinking of upgrading.....




  
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