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70-200 2.8 IS II is here

 
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Jan 14, 2010 01:39 |  #511
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It took me about 3 years I think, but I've spent well over $10k (and it will get a lot higher this year with the 70-200 2.8L IS II and 1DIV I plan to buy, not to mention the 24-70 2.8L IS/II when it comes out and the 35L II). :lol:

Oh well.

I use to be into remote control cars. I spent about $2,500USD (over a year) on that and my wife was pretty mad... I wasn't making money from those toys though... my CAMERA toys I make a little money from, so it's a good justification IMHO. ;)




  
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Jan 14, 2010 02:02 |  #512

Spend a little more get a 300 F2.8 IS :)
just sayin


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Jan 14, 2010 02:04 |  #513
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factoryphoto wrote in post #9389974 (external link)
Spend a little more get a 300 F2.8 IS :)
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Man! Your definition of "a little" is a bit weird dude. :p

Zooms have their place don't forget, I'm sure we'd all love a 1200mm too. :p




  
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Jan 14, 2010 04:01 |  #514
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factoryphoto wrote in post #9389974 (external link)
Spend a little more get a 300 F2.8 IS :)
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Not much good between 70mm and 200m though is it.


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Jan 14, 2010 08:57 |  #515

i have a 300 2.8 IS but still need a 70-200, i'm tired of standing at the far end of a hockey arena to take pictures of a goalie, just saying


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Jan 14, 2010 09:32 |  #516

I always tell people buying top end photo gear is like buying high end automobiles, you have SPENT the money in the item, you've PARKED it there. With lenses at least, they hold their value VERY well. Same is true for the very high end Dslrs, couple years later one can still get 65-75% of the value for well maintained items. Lenses can hold nearly 70-80% of their retail value (retail price not retail+tax) after several years.

The key is to buy TAX FREE somehow, try to get a discount ( wait for 10-20% off coupons at dell, amazon, rebates, etc.) then, if/when you need to "unpark" your money from the asset, sell and net nearly 90% of what you paid (assuming you got 10-20% off retail) AND it depreciates from 100% of retail to 80%.




  
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Jan 14, 2010 09:37 |  #517

>>Same is true for the very high end Dslrs, couple years later one can still get 65-75% of the value for well maintained items.

huh?

In the space of one year, the 1DS3 on the used market has gone from $6500 to $3500. In the same time, the 1D3 went from $3500 to $1900. DSLR bodies are horrible for depreciation though, of course, lenses are not.


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Jan 14, 2010 14:06 |  #518

I recently sold the f/4L IS with the goal of getting a II later in the year. But I just found out I scored a few photog positions which are to start in just a few weeks - with the kind of shoots literally calling out for a 70-200. Dayum, things are looking more and more like me having to become an early-bird adopter of this new lens - whatever the premium Canon is gonna charge. :confused:


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Jan 14, 2010 14:14 |  #519

TheHoff wrote in post #9391410 (external link)
In the space of one year, the 1DS3 on the used market has gone from $6500 to $3500. In the same time, the 1D3 went from $3500 to $1900. DSLR bodies are horrible for depreciation though, of course, lenses are not.

There is a 1D MK III in the sell forum for $1000 !!


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Jan 14, 2010 14:48 |  #520

bigrob wrote in post #9393231 (external link)
There is a 1D MK III in the sell forum for $1000 !!

Link? I don't see that.




  
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Jan 14, 2010 15:29 |  #521

dpark wrote in post #9393474 (external link)
Link? I don't see that.

Sorry please accept my apologies - it's a MK II.


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Jan 14, 2010 15:36 |  #522

No problem. I seriously thought about buying a mk III for a couple minutes, though. :D




  
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Jan 14, 2010 15:50 |  #523

I have just bought new glasses as well.

Now these new glasses have Nikon lenses (seriously). I should have insisted on L glass:D


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Jan 14, 2010 15:52 |  #524

My wife occasionally sports some pretty high-tech Nikon lenses as well. I believe they're considered leaders in that optical field as well.


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Jan 14, 2010 16:39 |  #525

dpark wrote in post #9393806 (external link)
No problem. I seriously thought about buying a mk III for a couple minutes, though. :D

1D MK3 checked by Canon, $1650 -->

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