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Just pulled the trigger... purchased a 70-200 IS II USM

 
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Sep 26, 2010 14:00 |  #16

I've had the 70-200/II since it was released and I can tell you it's complete utter rubbish. You have thrown away your money on a piece of glass that is not worth a tenth of its price.

:D Just kidding, it's a great zoom! ;)


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Sep 27, 2010 02:23 |  #17

Don't worry about the money, you'll forget about it as soon as you see the nice pictures coming from the 70-200.
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Sep 27, 2010 07:55 |  #18

Congrats with the new toy! I love this lens!


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Sep 27, 2010 08:23 |  #19

I took delivery of mine about 2 weeks ago. When I first used it all I could say was WOW! Last weekend I used it for 2000+ shots at a Jazz and Blues Festival. Truly an amazing piece of glass. You'll get over what you paid soon enough. The downside is you'll measure every other lens by this one and none will measure up. Enjoy.
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Sep 27, 2010 08:24 |  #20

Mine should ship today and arrive tomorrow... I'm pretty psyched too. :)


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Sep 27, 2010 08:26 |  #21
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I think you need a 1200mm f/5.6 L USM to add to your collection..


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Sep 27, 2010 08:26 as a reply to  @ Dr.Pete's post |  #22

You only have to pay for a lens once, but you can enjoy it forever...


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Sep 27, 2010 08:45 |  #23

Jethro790 wrote in post #10986031 (external link)
You only have to pay for a lens once, but you can enjoy it forever...

As long as you avoid the credit card. If you don't, you can pay forever too. :)


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Sep 27, 2010 14:14 |  #24

Thanks for all the comments and reassurances! I was really questioning my decision all day Sunday and almost canceled the Amazon order. But, I decided that life is too short to spend worrying about stuff like a simple lens purchase.:D Besides, does my daughter really need to go to college?;)

If anyone is interested I'll probably be putting up my 85 f1.8 and 50 f1.8 for sale soon as I doubt these will get much use going forward. Or do you guys think these primes will still have a useful place in my current lineup? I mainly take shots of my daughter at dance recitals and I do some outdoor portraits and landscapes. I've also recently gotten very interested in off camera flash and have been experimenting with indoor portraits.

Thanks!


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Sep 27, 2010 14:20 |  #25

zane73 wrote in post #10987956 (external link)
Besides, does my daughter really need to go to college?;)

If you'd ordered from Adorama and signed up with Upromise.com, you could've gotten 4% of the purchase price deposited to her college fund... Just sayin'. ;) Beach Camera, J&R, and NewEgg also participate--usually to the tune of 1-2% but it adds up... I have a 529 plan set up and linked to upromise... It's a nice deal.


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Sep 27, 2010 14:24 |  #26

I'll be honest. If you know what you want and you thought about it, yeah money is an issue but once you start using it you'll totally forget about the money spent because you'll get a lot of nice pictures. If you don't think it's everything it's meant to be, just return it and get a Mark I or non-IS.


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Sep 27, 2010 14:26 |  #27

Dr.Pete wrote in post #10987989 (external link)
If you'd ordered from Adorama and signed up with Upromise.com, you could've gotten 4% of the purchase price deposited to her college fund... Just sayin'. ;) Beach Camera, J&R, and NewEgg also participate--usually to the tune of 1-2% but it adds up... I have a 529 plan set up and linked to upromise... It's a nice deal.

Wow, I really need to check into this. This would help me justify buying more camera equipment to the wife!:D


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Sep 27, 2010 14:29 |  #28

zane73 wrote in post #10988049 (external link)
Wow, I really need to check into this. This would help me justify buying more camera equipment to the wife!:D

www.upromise.com (external link)

There's some spam involved when you're starting up because they try to sign you up for all kinds of programs/deals, but once you set things up it's pretty automatic. They have a browser plug-in called the TurboSaver that will automatically link purchases from any participating store. It's a decent way to go. We've also linked our debit cards to the dining and gas programs so we get a little back each time we eat out at a participating place or buy gas.


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Sep 27, 2010 14:32 |  #29

zane73 wrote in post #10978939 (external link)
I know this is an awesome lens, but I still feel sick inside knowing what I just spent for one single lens.

I have been drooling over this lens for over a year now, so I pray it lives up to my expectations. If all the sample pictures I've looked at are any indication, I'll be extremely pleased with this lens.

Please reassure me!!

Buy a 500L or 800L then you can reassure yourself this is a cheap lens ;):p

Congrats really would love this lens!! maybe in a few years time!


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Sep 27, 2010 14:34 |  #30

spamster wrote in post #10988037 (external link)
If you don't think it's everything it's meant to be, just return it and get a Mark I or non-IS.

This was my main reason for buying it through Amazon. They have always been very good handling returns. I did consider the Mark I and the f4 IS, but I knew I would regret not getting the Mark II IS and I didn't want to deal with that.


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