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Title: Final Call: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: Canon Rumors on November 10, 2013, 01:04:51 PM

Final Call!

We’re told by B&H Photo that this deal on the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II will end very soon.


From B&H Photo

B&H Photo is selling the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II for $1899 after rebates for a very limited time. You must begin the checkout process to see the $2199 in cart price. There is a $300 mail-in rebate to bring the price down to $1899


Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II at B&H Photo $1899


cr


Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: Smells Fishy on November 10, 2013, 01:11:34 PM
I don't think so!

I don't see any reference to any rebates on the listing.

I think BuyDig already took the $300 rebate here. I'm not going to risk it.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: JPAZ on November 10, 2013, 01:22:40 PM
No mention of the mail-in rebate anywhere on the site.  But, with 6 mo "same as cash" through Bill Me Later, I took the plunge.  Free shipping and a Canon USA auth dealer, too. 

It looks to me like you go online to Canon, print out the rebate form, and then submit it with the appropriate documentation so I think it will still apply.  Anyone know differently?
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: ksagomonyants on November 10, 2013, 01:39:13 PM
Same deal is at B&H:
http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/hot-double-dip-ef-70-200mm-f2-8l-is-usm-ii-for-1899-now-at-bh/ (http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/hot-double-dip-ef-70-200mm-f2-8l-is-usm-ii-for-1899-now-at-bh/)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: Smells Fishy on November 10, 2013, 01:52:34 PM
Same deal is at B&H:
http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/hot-double-dip-ef-70-200mm-f2-8l-is-usm-ii-for-1899-now-at-bh/ (http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/hot-double-dip-ef-70-200mm-f2-8l-is-usm-ii-for-1899-now-at-bh/)


Now THAT is the real deal!!! Thanks!!
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: JPAZ on November 10, 2013, 02:36:13 PM
So I pulled the trigger with BuyDig.  Maybe should have waited for a bit and the B&H would have come along.  Any Buy Dig satisfied customers out there?
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: BL on November 10, 2013, 02:42:31 PM
buydig seems legit and have generally very positive feedback.  i've purchased 3 or 4 times (all lenses) and have had zero issues.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: ksagomonyants on November 10, 2013, 02:45:38 PM
I've never purchased from BuyDig, but he has good positive feedback, and as far as I can see, he sold forty five 70-200 2.8ii lenses for the past 24 hrs. In addition, he offers 30 days for returns. I think you should be fine, especially since CR guy recommended him. Enjoy your lens!  ;)


So I pulled the trigger with BuyDig.  Maybe should have waited for a bit and the B&H would have come along.  Any Buy Dig satisfied customers out there?
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: mlc_dave on November 10, 2013, 03:13:46 PM
Same deal is at B&H:
http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/hot-double-dip-ef-70-200mm-f2-8l-is-usm-ii-for-1899-now-at-bh/ (http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/hot-double-dip-ef-70-200mm-f2-8l-is-usm-ii-for-1899-now-at-bh/)

Thank you for posting this! I just ordered one, been waiting forever to finally purchase this and after $300 rebate + 4% perks this is the cheapest I've seen this go for.

Now hopefully a crazy deal hits this month on the 24-70 II  ;)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: ksagomonyants on November 10, 2013, 04:37:22 PM
Same deal is at B&H:
http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/hot-double-dip-ef-70-200mm-f2-8l-is-usm-ii-for-1899-now-at-bh/ (http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/hot-double-dip-ef-70-200mm-f2-8l-is-usm-ii-for-1899-now-at-bh/)

Thank you for posting this! I just ordered one, been waiting forever to finally purchase this and after $300 rebate + 4% perks this is the cheapest I've seen this go for.

Now hopefully a crazy deal hits this month on the 24-70 II  ;)

mlc_dave and Smells Fishy, you're welcome guys! I know how many people are waiting for some discounts on this particular lens. Enjoy your lens!  ;)
Title: Re: Deals: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: RGomezPhotos on November 10, 2013, 06:03:06 PM
Very good deal.  If only I had $1900   :-*

I bought my 5D MKII from buydig.com and had zero issues.  Good service.
Title: Re: Deals: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: arbitrage on November 10, 2013, 07:46:26 PM
Anyone know if the US mail-in rebate would be valid for a Canadian who purchases this from B&H?

Edit:  Okay I found out it isn't valid.  Oh well.  Crazy that you actually have to start checking out to even see the discount.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: Methodical on November 10, 2013, 07:48:39 PM
...Now hopefully a crazy deal hits this month on the 24-70 II  ;)
[/quote]

There is a deal for the 24-70 II; $1,899 after rebate, plus 4% reward at B&H, unless you want an even more crazy deal than that.

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/ef-24-70mm-f2-8l-ii-usm-for-1899-at-bh/ (http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/ef-24-70mm-f2-8l-ii-usm-for-1899-at-bh/)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: JonB8305 on November 10, 2013, 07:56:22 PM
...Now hopefully a crazy deal hits this month on the 24-70 II  ;)

There is a deal for the 24-70 II; $1,899 after rebate, plus 4% reward at B&H, unless you want an even more crazy deal than that.

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/ef-24-70mm-f2-8l-ii-usm-for-1899-at-bh/ (http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/ef-24-70mm-f2-8l-ii-usm-for-1899-at-bh/)
[/quote]

There was already a deal on that one for $1699 after rebate. I purchased it and got my rebate two weeks later.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: Methodical on November 10, 2013, 08:01:25 PM
...Now hopefully a crazy deal hits this month on the 24-70 II  ;)

There is a deal for the 24-70 II; $1,899 after rebate, plus 4% reward at B&H, unless you want an even more crazy deal than that.

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/ef-24-70mm-f2-8l-ii-usm-for-1899-at-bh/ (http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/ef-24-70mm-f2-8l-ii-usm-for-1899-at-bh/)

There was already a deal on that one for $1699 after rebate. I purchased it and got my rebate two weeks later.
[/quote]

John B, I was responding to Mlc_Dave.  Did I hit the wrong quote?  Mlc_Dave, there is a deal on the Canon 24070 II.  (see link above).
Title: Re: Deals: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: Old Shooter on November 11, 2013, 08:50:54 AM
$1899? OK, I've never seen it this low... Pulled the trigger from B&H - Thanks CR! ;D
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: mlc_dave on November 11, 2013, 10:23:01 AM
...Now hopefully a crazy deal hits this month on the 24-70 II  ;)

There is a deal for the 24-70 II; $1,899 after rebate, plus 4% reward at B&H, unless you want an even more crazy deal than that.

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/ef-24-70mm-f2-8l-ii-usm-for-1899-at-bh/ (http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/ef-24-70mm-f2-8l-ii-usm-for-1899-at-bh/)

There was already a deal on that one for $1699 after rebate. I purchased it and got my rebate two weeks later.

John B, I was responding to Mlc_Dave.  Did I hit the wrong quote?  Mlc_Dave, there is a deal on the Canon 24070 II.  (see link above).
[/quote]

Got it thanks! I was hoping for another new/refurb deal like the last to pick it up for $1600 now that I nearly blew a months salary on the 70-200! I'll definitely keep an eye out.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: Rienzphotoz on November 11, 2013, 11:11:35 AM
About 3 years ago (on 25th Nov 2010) I had bought it for the same price  ... a FANTASTIC deal for this AWESOME lens.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: Northstar on November 11, 2013, 12:12:40 PM
Congrats to the new buyers of this great lens!

It truly is a fantastic lens if you need to shoot in the 70-280 range (awesome still with the 1.4x)

north
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: atosk930 on November 11, 2013, 12:22:29 PM
first L glass purchase! just ordered this from b&h. :D :D :D
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: Northstar on November 11, 2013, 12:31:35 PM
first L glass purchase! just ordered this from b&h. :D :D :D

you'll love it!  congrats!
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: balaji on November 11, 2013, 12:42:51 PM
Just Ordered Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II from B&H, couldn't resist the price drop on this one. So now, what am I going to do with my EF 70-200 F4L IS which I bought with my 5DM3 (No experience selling a lens before  :-\  but will have to do now).
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: Rienzphotoz on November 11, 2013, 12:59:32 PM
Just Ordered Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II from B&H, couldn't resist the price drop on this one. So now, what am I going to do with my EF 70-200 F4L IS which I bought with my 5DM3 (No experience selling a lens before  :-\  but will have to do now).
Congratulations!
BTW, selling an L glass is a lot easier than you think, just put it up for sale on your local online site and see calls coming in ... Good luck, hope you get a good price.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: balaji on November 11, 2013, 01:14:56 PM
Just Ordered Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II from B&H, couldn't resist the price drop on this one. So now, what am I going to do with my EF 70-200 F4L IS which I bought with my 5DM3 (No experience selling a lens before  :-\  but will have to do now).
Congratulations!
BTW, selling an L glass is a lot easier than you think, just put it up for sale on your local online site and see calls coming in ... Good luck, hope you get a good price.

Thanks Rienzphotoz, thats encouraging :)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: digitalpuppy on November 11, 2013, 04:39:49 PM
Just pulled the trigger on this deal...thanks to CR and CPW for your help in finding this deal. This lens was on my wish list and I really thought it was out of reach, but with more than $600 off the regular price not to mention the sales tax I saved by ordering on the net, I couldn't afford to pass it up.  (How did that sound for justification?  :D )
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: Dukinald on November 11, 2013, 05:06:45 PM
Just Ordered Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II from B&H, couldn't resist the price drop on this one. So now, what am I going to do with my EF 70-200 F4L IS which I bought with my 5DM3 (No experience selling a lens before  :-\  but will have to do now).
Congratulations!
BTW, selling an L glass is a lot easier than you think, just put it up for sale on your local online site and see calls coming in ... Good luck, hope you get a good price.

Thanks Rienzphotoz, thats encouraging :)

I'm on the same boat. I pulled the trigger on this deal even though I have the 70-200 f4. I'll have to see if it is worth keeping both. In any case, I have friend who is already interested on the f4. Worst case is post it or CL.

CPW is God send if your are deal hunting. Got my 6d deal from a notification they sent and same with the double dip deal on the 100L.  Did I just spend $4k worth of gear ?   :o :o

Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: brad-man on November 11, 2013, 05:56:14 PM
Just Ordered Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II from B&H, couldn't resist the price drop on this one. So now, what am I going to do with my EF 70-200 F4L IS which I bought with my 5DM3 (No experience selling a lens before  :-\  but will have to do now).
Congratulations!
BTW, selling an L glass is a lot easier than you think, just put it up for sale on your local online site and see calls coming in ... Good luck, hope you get a good price.

Thanks Rienzphotoz, thats encouraging :)

I had the same dilemma when I picked up the f/2.8. I ended up keeping the f/4 because it's just as sharp and WAYYYYY easier to carry when you don't need the speed/DOF. I love them both.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: JPAZ on November 11, 2013, 06:03:34 PM

I had the same dilemma when I picked up the f/2.8. I ended up keeping the f/4 because it's just as sharp and WAYYYYY easier to carry when you don't need the speed/DOF. I love them both.

I will also have a 70-200 f/4 is.  But, I can't wait to get the f/2.8.  And to think, the price actually beat the refurb (after rebates) price and was less than better condition used lenses.  I'll finally have a new resting place for my extra QR plate!
 :)

For now, I will keep both.  I have had the f/4 for a while and it is substantially smaller and lighter when the 2.8 is not needed.  I figure, if I want to sell the old one down the road, the price should hold up for a while.

Oh, and I also concur.  CPW is a great (albeit dangerous) tool.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: ewg963 on November 11, 2013, 06:09:03 PM
Awesome  :)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: bdeutsch on November 11, 2013, 06:42:48 PM
Deal seems to be gone.  Oh well.  I wonder if it wasn't a mistake: they accidentally doubled up the $300 rebate perhaps?


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Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: digitalpuppy on November 11, 2013, 07:11:49 PM
Deal seems to be gone.  Oh well.  I wonder if it wasn't a mistake: they accidentally doubled up the $300 rebate perhaps?

The deal is still there..you need to place the lens in the cart and start your checkout ... you'll then see the updated price.  Mistake or not, the double-dip is there if you want it!
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: gbchriste on November 11, 2013, 07:51:48 PM
Got mine.  You don't see the rebate offer directly posted on B&H but I found the mail-in forms at Adorama.  But since I like B&H better, I ordered from them and they emailed me the rebate forms after my order was confirmed.  $1899 total out the door.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: kjay27 on November 11, 2013, 08:49:00 PM
OK, I got one as well.  Terrific deal!  Nice $600 discount plus free shipping, and no sales tax saves me another 200 bucks.  That's more than a 25% savings.  Thanks  for the tip CR
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: tbob32 on November 12, 2013, 02:20:16 PM
Ordered mine from BH this morning. Paid $2199 and BH emailed the rebate form at the same time as the just shipped email. $1899 after rebate. Plus 4% points.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: balaji on November 13, 2013, 11:05:33 AM
My Lens is scheduled to be delivered today :) eagerly waiting
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: Rienzphotoz on November 13, 2013, 11:12:58 AM
My Lens is scheduled to be delivered today :) eagerly waiting
Oh yes, the joy of 'soon to arrive' new lens, always exciting.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: JPAZ on November 13, 2013, 02:23:04 PM
Ordered from Buydig on Nov 10 (before B&H or Adorama jumped in) cause I didn't want to miss a limited opportunity.  Per the transaction, delivery due November 15 to 21.  No tracking number, yet. 

Trying to be patient (hey, been looking for a deal on this lens for months, what's the big deal if I wait another week).
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: atosk930 on November 13, 2013, 03:34:47 PM
Same situation over here. Input tracking number, refreshing the webpage at least once an hour. Shows a shipping weight of just over 6lbs. A lot of padding in that box...

or maybe they threw an extra lens in the box by accident?  ;)

My Lens is scheduled to be delivered today :) eagerly waiting
Oh yes, the joy of 'soon to arrive' new lens, always exciting.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: Methodical on November 14, 2013, 12:46:00 AM
...Now hopefully a crazy deal hits this month on the 24-70 II  ;)

There is a deal for the 24-70 II; $1,899 after rebate, plus 4% reward at B&H, unless you want an even more crazy deal than that.

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/ef-24-70mm-f2-8l-ii-usm-for-1899-at-bh/ (http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/11/ef-24-70mm-f2-8l-ii-usm-for-1899-at-bh/)

There was already a deal on that one for $1699 after rebate. I purchased it and got my rebate two weeks later.

John B, I was responding to Mlc_Dave.  Did I hit the wrong quote?  Mlc_Dave, there is a deal on the Canon 24070 II.  (see link above).

Got it thanks! I was hoping for another new/refurb deal like the last to pick it up for $1600 now that I nearly blew a months salary on the 70-200! I'll definitely keep an eye out.
[/quote]

MLC_Dave.  Check this thread out.  A guy just got the 24-70 II lens for $1520 after rebate.  Better than the previous deal.  Check how he did it.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1342081 (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1342081)
Title: Re: Final Call: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: balaji on November 14, 2013, 01:53:03 PM
My lens arrived yesterday from B&H. First look: Metal, Heavy and beautiful and slightly sharper than F4 (@f2.8 vs f4) but cant find difference at @ F4 on both lens.

Is there anything specifically look for in the lens itself for defects?

Will have to compare my F4 with the new F2.8. Have to upgrade my Lowepro Microtrekker 200 bag (bought in 2001) to fit my 2.8 attached to 5DM3. Will search the forum for bag ideas.
Title: Re: Final Call: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: gbchriste on November 14, 2013, 02:03:10 PM
Mine's on the UPS truck right now :)  Just hope my son is home to sign for it when the UPS truck arrives so I don't have to go hunt it down at the UPS facility tomorrow.
Title: Re: Final Call: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: yorgasor on November 14, 2013, 05:39:34 PM
Mine just arrived today.  The thing is a monster compared to my 70-200 f/4!  The IS is amazing  as well, I was getting great results at 1/20th handheld.  Makes me wish my 24-70 had IS too.
Title: Re: Final Call: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: JPAZ on November 14, 2013, 05:47:01 PM
Just got email from Buydig.....shipped today!  Now I watch for the delivery.  Even though the B&H deal wasn't announced til after I purchased, I do get "Ebay Bucks" which ought to cover a filter or something.  So, with mail in rebate, net $1899 then minus another $88.46.

And, used Bill Me Later, as well.  I think this is turning out OK.
Title: Re: Final Call: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: Policar on November 14, 2013, 07:30:11 PM
Got mine Tuesday. The box is huge!

Not THAT much sharper than the 70-200mm or that much more impressive looking (heavier for sure), but just such a classy product. Those who ordered will like it, I think! Nice lens.
Title: Re: Final Call: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: R1-7D on November 14, 2013, 07:36:55 PM
Just ordered mine about 30 minutes ago. Looking forward to receiving it.

Now I just need to sell these to pay for it: 70-200mm f/2.8L, 50mm f/1.4, 2X II Extender, and BG-E6.

I figure if I can sell those I'll only be out of pocket $200-300 on this.
Title: Re: Final Call: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: R1-7D on November 15, 2013, 08:31:49 AM
Damn, I didn't realize the extra mail in rebate was available to Americans only. Guess I'll be canceling my order.
Title: Re: Final Call: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: digitalpuppy on November 19, 2013, 01:20:59 AM
Just unboxed mine and connected it to my 5D3....

I'm in love.....
Title: Re: Final Call: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II $1899 After Rebates
Post by: WPJ on November 19, 2013, 03:56:21 AM
Damn, I didn't realize the extra mail in rebate was available to Americans only. Guess I'll be canceling my order.

check out henrys.com, they have the rebate form, Canada too