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Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« on: November 27, 2012, 01:26:10 PM »
OH man..I'm excited...my xmas gift to myself.

I just wasn't going to chance the Canon instant rebates not being extended past EOM....and I may need this lens to try to shoot some stuff for a quick makeshift portfolio so I can apply for volunteer photog at next years JazzFest....so, early xmas present for myself.

I got the great deal at Crutchfields.....no tax...free shipping.

Canon price with rebate = $2099.99....I bought my 5D3 w/kit lens plus the 85mm f/1.8 from Crutchfield, signing up for their rewards points, and an offer at the time for double rewards (you can often find a coupon for this too)....

So, rewards points worth $474 cashed in.....subtracted from the $2099.99, gave me the lens shipped for $1625.99.

Now..can't wait for Friday for it to arrive at my front door to play with this weekend!!!

I'm all Grins!     :) ;) :D ;D ;D ;D

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Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« on: November 27, 2012, 01:26:10 PM »

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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 01:30:25 PM »
Congratulations on the new addition to your family. :-)
In landscape photography, when you shoot is more important than where.

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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 02:15:59 PM »
congrats

that lens is on my 1dx at least half the time - i stow it in my backpack attached that way

if you look on CanonPriceWatch.com at the historical prices, there's a down-spike this time last year - that's when i bought mine B)

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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 02:31:35 PM »
+1 on Crutchfield reward points. I still have over 10K rewards points($500ish cash value) with them. Maybe 50L for x-mas. :o :o :o
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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 03:14:20 PM »
congrats on the new gear and the great deal!  my 5D miii and 24-70 2.8 II are coming in on Friday as well.  This must be the longest week of my life, i swear. 
5D mkIII  |  40 f/2.8 | 8-15 f/4L | 24-70 f/2.8L II | 70-200 f/2.8L IS II | 1.4x III TC | 600ex-rt | 430 ex ii | EOS M+22mm f/2 | EF to EF-M adapter

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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 05:11:13 PM »
congrats on the new gear and the great deal!  my 5D miii and 24-70 2.8 II are coming in on Friday as well.  This must be the longest week of my life, i swear.

Super combo ;D ;D ;D
Body: 1DX -- 5D III
Zoom: 16-35L f4 IS -- 24-70L II -- 70-200L f2.8 IS II
Prime: 40mm -- 85L II -- 135L -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 05:41:13 PM »
Great buy on an INCREDIBLE lens!!!  Every time I use mine I cannot BELIEVE its a zoom.  You will freak at the sharpness.
5D Mark III, Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, Canon 17mm f/4L TS-E, Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS, 21mm f/2.8 Zeiss, Sigma 35mm f/1.4, 24-70mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 Sigma Art, 85mm f/1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L Macro,70-200mm f/2.8L IS II...1.4x converter III, and some other stuff.....

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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 05:41:13 PM »

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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 06:24:58 PM »
The lens was my gift to myself last year.

HOLY F it just never disappoints.

Good for you buddy, now all i need is one of those 5dm3's.....
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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 06:59:41 PM »
Wow! What an amazing deal for amazing lens! Congrats!!!
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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2012, 07:07:25 PM »
the 70-200 2.8ii is the absolute king of the jungle...you are about to receive the best lens canon makes...IMO.

congrats...you'll love it.
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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2012, 08:10:31 PM »
Great buy on an INCREDIBLE lens!!!  Every time I use mine I cannot BELIEVE its a zoom.  You will freak at the sharpness.

You might also freak at the bad bokeh in some situations.
Just be aware it's not all razor blades and cream.

see a sample I posted near the bottom of the page in the lens gallery here

www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=819.225

It's got a number of focal lengths, subject distances and aperture settings where bokeh is less than pleasant.

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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2012, 08:23:11 PM »
Great buy on an INCREDIBLE lens!!!  Every time I use mine I cannot BELIEVE its a zoom.  You will freak at the sharpness.

You might also freak at the bad bokeh in some situations.
Just be aware it's not all razor blades and cream.

see a sample I posted near the bottom of the page in the lens gallery here


I agree about the bokeh...but every thing is a trade off.....that is why I keep my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.2L...when I need creamy bokeh...I have access.... YOU CAN'T HAVE IT ALL.....but in my world ..sharpness in a zoom lens is NEVER a bad thing!!!!!

www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=819.225

It's got a number of focal lengths, subject distances and aperture settings where bokeh is less than pleasant.
5D Mark III, Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, Canon 17mm f/4L TS-E, Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS, 21mm f/2.8 Zeiss, Sigma 35mm f/1.4, 24-70mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 Sigma Art, 85mm f/1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L Macro,70-200mm f/2.8L IS II...1.4x converter III, and some other stuff.....


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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2012, 09:07:11 PM »

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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2012, 09:29:55 PM »
Nice - I picked up my 1D X from Crutchfield during their double rewards promotion. I used my points on the 17-40 f/4 L for $0. I'm waiting for them to have another double reward promotion so I can pick up a 85mm f/1.2 L and save some $$.
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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2012, 01:49:16 PM »
Thank you all.
It should be here this Friday. I had also impulse bought for $299 the Rokinon 14mm lens, that should be here Thurs.

Sadly, I have a LOT of work I need to do at the home office this weekend (some of it will pay for said lenses).....but I will just have to find some time to get out and shoot a little with these lenses.

I think the weather is supposed to warm up and be sunny this weekend, I might at least run out to City Park with these and go shoot some!!!

Very excited...hard to sit still waiting rest of this week!!!
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Re: Just pulled trigger on 70-200 2.8L IS II USM - NEW - $1625.99
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2012, 01:49:16 PM »