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Re: Please - I do need some wise advise 2choose: EF500II/EF600II/EF200-400?
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2012, 02:26:13 PM »
just got my EF600 II Lens today. Wow that was really quick. I had only to wait one month. instead of the 5 month they told me first.
Just want to let everyone know that it fits fine into the Loewepro Flipside 500AW.
With and without attached lenshood. This makes air travel very comfortable and also trekking with a lens like this.
I could also put my 5D III with 70-200 2.8 IS II in it and my 16-35 II and there is some space left.
Sorry for the bad pic quality. It from my phone. Haven´t ordered my 1DX yet.
I hope for some better weather on the weekend to take my new lens out for a test drive.
Glad you got it.  As the worldwide economy continues to tank, we will be seeing all of these in stock.  At the same time sales are dropping, production is smoothing out and increasing.  That can and will lead to lower prices as inventory piles up.

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Re: Please - I do need some wise advise 2choose: EF500II/EF600II/EF200-400?
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2012, 02:26:13 PM »

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Re: Please - I do need some wise advise 2choose: EF500II/EF600II/EF200-400?
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2012, 04:07:57 PM »
Thanks, Florian!  Good to know, as the 600 II, 70-200 II, and 16-35 II would make a great travel kit. I'd add a 2xIII extender and the 40/2.8 pancake and be done.  ;D
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Re: Please - I do need some wise advise 2choose: EF500II/EF600II/EF200-400?
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2012, 01:17:12 AM »
Thanks all, I´ll post a a few pictures with it when I got some good ones.
Now the Winter is starting here in Germany.
I had the 50mm before and did not use it very often. I think I´ll go for the 24-70 II lens to complete the set and I already got the 1,4x and 2x III to cover everything from 16 to 400 and up to 1200mm.
The other lens that is very tempting to me would be a 300L IS II but not this or next year. Before that I´ll get a second big body.
I´ll wait what we will see as new equipment until March and if there isn´t anything new I like and the 5D III FW Update does not bring red AF points I´ll get the 1DX.

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Re: Please - I do need some wise advise 2choose: EF500II/EF600II/EF200-400?
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2012, 04:23:52 PM »
I was in Alaska taking photos of bears, etc. and I was glad to have the extra reach of the 600mm f/4 IS.   I used the Really Right Stuff gimbal head but I've used the Wimberley before which is a bit smoother, lighter, and I highly recommend it.  I have the 1Dx now but I had the 1D Mark IV and if budget is an issue, I think that the 1D Mark IV is a great body for your purposes -- it's also a 1.3 crop factor.   
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Re: Please - I do need some wise advise 2choose: EF500II/EF600II/EF200-400?
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2012, 04:23:52 PM »