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Jun 27, 2010 22:28 |  #1

hi y'all,

I need your advice. I recently bought a new canon 200 f2 lens from j&r. when I unboxed it, I saw that the lens had a uw date code meaning it's built in 2008. I called them and they claim the lens came directly from canon which I find hard to believe but am open to your opinions. since this is a very significant purchase, I'd like to see what others on this board think.

thanks in advance,

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Jun 27, 2010 22:35 |  #2

The hell does it matter? So it was manufactured in 2008, so what?

Odds are they have a stock of lenses and they didn't sell it until now. It's not like there's some significant manufacturing change they made between 2008 and 2010. It's the same design of the same damned lens. It's new, it's not used.

Don't worry about it and go shoot some pictures with it instead.

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Edit: Oh, and because that's a lens that doesn't exactly fly off of the shelves, it makes perfect sense that they still had an unopened copy from 2008.


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Jun 27, 2010 22:37 |  #3

I'm shocked that with the 1000s of 200 f2s they probably sell everyday that somehow an old one got sent to you. I'd send it back, the UW date code ones are known to be terrible.


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Jun 27, 2010 22:37 |  #4

Jerobean wrote in post #10437736 (external link)
I'm shocked that with the 1000s of 200 f2s they probably sell everyday that somehow an old one got sent to you. I'd send it back, the UW date code ones are known to be terrible.

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Jun 27, 2010 22:39 |  #5

If it were built toward the end of 2008 it could have easily taken that amount of time to get through the distribution system and since it isnt a common lens its not unbelievable that one would sit on the shelf for a while.




  
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Jun 27, 2010 22:46 |  #6

I'm guessing only very very small percentage of photog can afford such lens, this is not one of those zoom lens that majority of the consumer were looking for, if you are not happy with the performance of the lens i'm sure they'll give you a full refund or an exchange, i believe you have 30 days to return it. :)


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Jun 27, 2010 22:47 |  #7

Jerobean wrote in post #10437736 (external link)
I'm shocked that with the 1000s of 200 f2s they probably sell everyday that somehow an old one got sent to you. I'd send it back, the UW date code ones are known to be terrible.

My sarcasm meter is going off the charts.


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Jun 27, 2010 22:48 |  #8

If you don't like it, feel free to send it my way. I'll pay shipping! :)


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Jun 27, 2010 22:50 |  #9

Jdmhood wrote in post #10437821 (external link)
My sarcasm meter is going off the charts.

Really? Mine's so totally not.


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Mechanically it's a non-issue,but semantically is all on your shoulders.




  
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Jun 27, 2010 23:08 |  #11

Who cares? Go take pictures and enjoy it...


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Jun 27, 2010 23:10 |  #12

Personally I wouldn't like and return it. But then such an expensive item I wouldn't buy except B&H.

I think it does matter when you trying to sell it. Most folks saying it doesn't probably don't own $4-5k lens.


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Jun 27, 2010 23:25 |  #13

bobbyz wrote in post #10437952 (external link)
Personally I wouldn't like and return it. But then such an expensive item I wouldn't buy except B&H.

I think it does matter when you trying to sell it. Most folks saying it doesn't probably don't own $4-5k lens.

it wouldn't hurt to call around and see if BH or adorama has a copy that's newer. if, say, BH had a copy manufactured in 2010 i'd return the 2008 lens.

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Jun 27, 2010 23:26 |  #14

I purchased one from BH Photo a few months ago. It was also a UW code as well.

I think if you return it you'll probably just get another UW one.

I am guessing - but I think all existent stock is from the UW batch - there may have not actually been any production since that batch


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Jun 27, 2010 23:28 |  #15

You know, peopl who buy used lens will look at this code. You may lose $$$ when you sell this lens, even you just open for 1 day. Who will believe that this is brand new lens with this code, even you?

My advice is to send it back and get another one, if possible.

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