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70-200 2.8 IS II is here

 
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Feb 17, 2010 21:06 |  #796

I had lost my joby several months ago and sold a lot of my photo equipment to help "get by" But I kept my 70-200 and didnt want to part with it, then they announced the mark II so I sold it, the 1500 bucks came in handy. I am back to work now and will be buying the new one. So it worked out pretty well for me.


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Feb 17, 2010 21:23 as a reply to  @ post 9628710 |  #797

That's crazy bigrob. Isn't that $4000 US?

I based my estimate on the basis that Canon UK originally published an RRP of £2799.

That price then disappeared but has now reappeared.

Just like the MK IV which is so overpriced here so is this lens - currently on pre-order at £2489 at WEX.

That is why you wont have a problem getting a MK IV over here - plenty in stock.

The same will happen with this lens. I suspect Kerso wont have any trouble getting orders for these.[/QUOTE]


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Feb 17, 2010 21:45 |  #798

Yikes. That's quite a price hike. Considering all they did was take the old turd 2.8 and make it as sharp as it should have been in the first place. Having the IS from the 70-200 f/4L IS will be a nice touch though.


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Feb 17, 2010 22:00 |  #799

equetefue wrote in post #9627565 (external link)
Really makes you wonder if is worth selling the old for 1500 and forking $800 for the new one is really worth it

Good luck clearing $1500 for it. I've been trying at $1475 shipped for a while and cant get a legitimate bite. Everyone seems to think the price is going to drop when the Mark II comes out but they're sorely mistaken.


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Feb 17, 2010 22:06 |  #800

SurfKahakai wrote in post #9630877 (external link)
Good luck clearing $1500 for it. I've been trying at $1475 shipped for a while and cant get a legitimate bite. Everyone seems to think the price is going to drop when the Mark II comes out but they're sorely mistaken.

im betting it might drop some seeing as when the new ones start hitting the used market it will drive the old price down to around ~1,300-1400


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Feb 17, 2010 22:15 |  #801

DoomMan wrote in post #9630910 (external link)
im betting it might drop some seeing as when the new ones start hitting the used market it will drive the old price down to around ~1,300-1400

looks like you don't own one... nice try. :p


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Feb 17, 2010 22:24 |  #802

SurfKahakai wrote in post #9630877 (external link)
Good luck clearing $1500 for it. I've been trying at $1475 shipped for a while and cant get a legitimate bite. Everyone seems to think the price is going to drop when the Mark II comes out but they're sorely mistaken.

If no one's buying at $1475, it sounds like the price has already dropped.




  
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Feb 17, 2010 22:58 |  #803

00dahc wrote in post #9630794 (external link)
Yikes. That's quite a price hike. Considering all they did was take the old turd 2.8 and make it as sharp as it should have been in the first place. Having the IS from the 70-200 f/4L IS will be a nice touch though.

Whoawhoa, calm down, the f/2.8 IS is a much older lens compared to the f/4 IS

At the time the 70-200 f/2.8 IS was introduced in 2001, At the time, I bet you it was considered awesome and VERY sharp considering most people were still shooting film at that point...

The complaints about its sharpness didnt arise until digital got more popular and then the 70-200 f/4L was introduced in 2006 and since then, the older f/2.8 one has had to live in its brothers shadow in terms of sharpness..

But lets be realistic here, thats a 5 year gap, in that 5 year gap we went from the EOS-1D that had 4 megapixels and struggled to do quality above ISO400, and had **** battery life to the EOS-1Ds Mark II which had 16 megapixels and could do ISO1600 comfortably all day long...as well as a full frame image sensor (And in a few months after that, the Mark III came with a 21 megapixel sensor that stressed every lens design out there..and it could shoot 3200 or 6400 as much as you please without complaint)

Also things changed with how we view and look at our images, we'd never look at a film image the way most of us do our digital ones...making sharpness and focus more critical than 9 years ago when the mark 1 was introduced

And of course, technology and coatings have improved, the 70-200 f/2.8 IS was an amazing piece of technical achievement at that time..the sheer amount of glass in that baby is shocking..and at the time, it was a lens that made the world jealous..Nikon didnt respond to it for 2 years and theirs was considered to be not as good on full frame (It was designed with DX in mind and it shows..the Nikon was stronger on the DX cameras, but weaker on FX because its borders werent as good...Supposedly)


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Feb 17, 2010 23:31 |  #804

It's a turd. :p


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Feb 18, 2010 00:39 |  #805

00dahc wrote in post #9631332 (external link)
It's a turd. :p

This thread begs to differ :p
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=138395


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Feb 18, 2010 00:45 |  #806

this is going to be my next lens...


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Feb 18, 2010 11:01 |  #807

official price is $2499. ouch. I'm glad I got my 70-200 for Christmas ^^

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Feb 18, 2010 11:23 |  #808

What Canon hope their lenses will sell for and what happens in reality are two completely different things. Canon's RRP for the 16-35L is £1790, but is available on-line at a whopping 37% discount. I chose to buy locally at a measly 36% discount because for the service they give me that's a well spent 1%.


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Feb 18, 2010 12:54 |  #809

Now we just have to see how this lens performs.



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past canon gear....XS, 7D, 2 5DII, 2 1DIII, , 18-55IS, 24-70L, 85 F1.8, 85LII, 35F2, 35L, 24L, 200 F2L, 580EXII....

  
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Feb 18, 2010 14:29 |  #810

Looks like I wont be buying any new canon L lens in the future. $1500 is the limit I will spend on any piece of camera gear since its just a hobby, I could push that a little bit to the price of the 85L.

I wonder if there will be a non IS version.


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