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Oct 09, 2010 15:11 |  #1

I am in the market for a 300 or 400 2.8 prime L lens. I am leaning more towards the 300 2.8L because I can throw a TC on it for added reach yet still be able to remove it in case it is too much lens for what I am shooting.

With that said, should I wait to buy the 300 until the 300 v2 comes out? Do you think that the original will drop in price?

Also, has Canon stopped producing the 300 IS v1 altogether to make the v2?


Lastly, would you wait for the 300 v2 or just get the 300 v1? My budget is around 5,000 right now but I am not sure if it is smarter to wait for the v2 and spend much more on it or to just get the v1 and be happy.


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Oct 09, 2010 15:38 |  #2

i purchased the 70-200 Mk1 as i noticed that many of them were on sale when the Mk2 was out...

FF 6 months... i'm holding a Mk2 and am in the poor house again...

maybe wait till Mk2 hits the market and see how the 2nd hand market responds...


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Oct 09, 2010 15:39 |  #3

Well I want to buy new, not used for something this pricey.


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Oct 09, 2010 17:32 |  #4

ajaffe wrote in post #11064857 (external link)
Well I want to buy new, not used for something this pricey.

A wise decision.

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Oct 09, 2010 17:35 |  #5

Thanks. I just need to figure out if it is wiser to get a hold of one now OR wait for the v2 to come around and hope that it drops the price of the v1 OR wait for a v2 and get that.


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Oct 09, 2010 18:19 |  #6

ajaffe wrote in post #11065264 (external link)
Thanks. I just need to figure out if it is wiser to get a hold of one now OR wait for the v2 to come around and hope that it drops the price of the v1 OR wait for a v2 and get that.

I almost suggested that you await the arrival of the Mk11 and consider that. It won't be cheap but if you take care of it, it will hols it's value well, although I doubt whether you'll want to part with it in a hurry.

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Oct 09, 2010 19:07 |  #7

ajaffe wrote in post #11064766 (external link)
I am in the market for a 300 or 400 2.8 prime L lens. I am leaning more towards the 300 2.8L because I can throw a TC on it for added reach yet still be able to remove it in case it is too much lens for what I am shooting.

With that said, should I wait to buy the 300 until the 300 v2 comes out? Do you think that the original will drop in price?

Also, has Canon stopped producing the 300 IS v1 altogether to make the v2?


Lastly, would you wait for the 300 v2 or just get the 300 v1? My budget is around 5,000 right now but I am not sure if it is smarter to wait for the v2 and spend much more on it or to just get the v1 and be happy.

From the looks of it you might have to save a bit more to get the new 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM. Hopefully street price will be a little less.

"The two new super-telephoto lenses should be available in December. The suggested retail price on the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II is $7000. And the price for the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II is – maybe you’d better have a seat – it’s $11,000. Yup – eleven grand – [Insert pricing wisecrack here]…"

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Oct 09, 2010 19:26 |  #8

Yeah that is what worries me. Even with the typical MSRP discounts it will probably run at 6300ish which for that price I would just get the 400. So 300 v1 it is!


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