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1D MK IV now in Stock at Canon Refurb Store
« on: June 28, 2011, 03:08:46 PM »
Refurbished 1D MK IV just popped up today at the Canon refurb store,

New 1D MK IV's are hard to find.  Adorama wants $5500 for one.

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1D MK IV now in Stock at Canon Refurb Store
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Re: 1D MK IV now in Stock at Canon Refurb Store
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 04:00:52 PM »
Refurbished 1D MK IV just popped up today at the Canon refurb store,

New 1D MK IV's are hard to find.  Adorama wants $5500 for one.
$4k OOS . . . musta only had one for sale :o
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Re: 1D MK IV now in Stock at Canon Refurb Store
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 04:25:03 PM »
Wow they went fast, I had two in my cart and decided to wait, so I think they had a few. 

The cameras are hard to find, and a lot of buyers were looking.  I also posted on FM about them. 

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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 06:17:09 PM »
After the 1D MK IV's sold out, the 70-200mm f/2.8 MK II's were added back in to the refurb store.  I bought one as a consolation just now.

I'll compare it with the one I bought a year ago for full price but returned because of the weight.  I've sold some of my "L" lens collection and I'll have to decide if I'll keep this one or the f/4L IS.  I doubt if anyone could pry my 135mm L away from me though, but my 85mm f/1.8 might go away, its very good, but does not seem to get a whole lot of use on my 5D MK II or 1D MK III, and 85mm is well covered with my 24-105 and the 70-200.  I'll probably have to think about letting the 85 go very carefully.

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Re: 1D MK IV now in Stock at Canon Refurb Store
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 08:51:47 PM »
...but my 85mm f/1.8 might go away, its very good, but does not seem to get a whole lot of use on my 5D MK II...I'll probably have to think about letting the 85 go very carefully.

Mine went soon after I bought the 85mm f/1.2L II.  I still have a few regrets about that - the 85mm f/1.8 was quite sharp, and focused very fast (but then, snails move fast compared to the focusing elements of the 85L).  But, I used the 85mm f/1.8 on a T1i and a 7D, and since I really liked the focal length, after getting a 5DII I also got a 135mm f/2L

I find that for almost any situation where I'd want the 85mm f/1.8, the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II does just as well if not better.  If I really wanted to use the lens at f/1.8, then I'd want the option of going wider, too. 
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Re: 1D MK IV now in Stock at Canon Refurb Store
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 10:23:36 PM »
Mine went soon after I bought the 85mm f/1.2L II.  I still have a few regrets about that - the 85mm f/1.8 was quite sharp, and focused very fast (but then, snails move fast compared to the focusing elements of the 85L).  But, I used the 85mm f/1.8 on a T1i and a 7D, and since I really liked the focal length, after getting a 5DII I also got a 135mm f/2L

I find that for almost any situation where I'd want the 85mm f/1.8, the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II does just as well if not better.  If I really wanted to use the lens at f/1.8, then I'd want the option of going wider, too.

I had two 35mm L's and two 135mm L's due to a package deal that they were included with.  I kept them for a while, but finally decided to let them go when used prices went crazy.

I could put one 35 on the 1D MK III and the other on the 5D MK II and get slightly different coverage, but I can crop images from the 5D MK II and get about the same number of pixels as my 1D provided, so I use my 50mm on the 1D to get a 85mm point of view.

The 50mm 1.4 is good for the price, mine cost $350 new about 2 years ago.  If upgraded I might consider replacing it.

I'll have to wait and see before getting a 85mm L.  A new FF camera that is 1 plus stops faster would make f/2.8 quite usable in many instances where I use the 85 now.

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Re: 1D MK IV now in Stock at Canon Refurb Store
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 12:35:32 AM »
...but my 85mm f/1.8 might go away, its very good, but does not seem to get a whole lot of use on my 5D MK II...I'll probably have to think about letting the 85 go very carefully.

Mine went soon after I bought the 85mm f/1.2L II.  I still have a few regrets about that - the 85mm f/1.8 was quite sharp, and focused very fast (but then, snails move fast compared to the focusing elements of the 85L).  But, I used the 85mm f/1.8 on a T1i and a 7D, and since I really liked the focal length, after getting a 5DII I also got a 135mm f/2L

I find that for almost any situation where I'd want the 85mm f/1.8, the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II does just as well if not better.  If I really wanted to use the lens at f/1.8, then I'd want the option of going wider, too.

Now if only the 70-200/F2.8 IS II weighed the same and was as small as the 85/1.8 ...

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 10:33:45 AM »
Now if only the 70-200/F2.8 IS II weighed the same and was as small as the 85/1.8 ...

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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2011, 08:34:59 PM »
This topic has went so much off(topic) it's almost legendary :)

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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2011, 11:18:59 PM »
This topic has went so much off(topic) it's almost legendary :)

The sepped with which the cameras were all bought was amazing too.

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