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dpedro

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70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« on: January 03, 2013, 06:51:34 AM »
Anyone know if it will definitely go back up to $2499.00 after the 5th?  Anyone think it may remain at $1999.99?
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70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« on: January 03, 2013, 06:51:34 AM »

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Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 07:58:17 AM »
Anyone know if it will definitely go back up to $2499.00 after the 5th?  Anyone think it may remain at $1999.99?

$1999.99?   Grab it right now!  I paid an extra $100 in November and  that was a good deal.  What is special about the 5th?  I don't see any current or up coming rebates.

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Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 08:51:57 AM »
B and H has it on sale till the 5th.
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Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 09:41:38 AM »
Anyone know if it will definitely go back up to $2499.00 after the 5th?  Anyone think it may remain at $1999.99?

My guess is yes

Edit: yes, price will go back to $2300-2400
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Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 10:16:09 AM »
I need to find $2k really quick. I used this lens over Christmas break via lensrentals.com on my 5D3 and it was so awesome.
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Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013, 10:17:39 AM »
I paid $1974 last year at this time.

If you are ever going to buy this lens, then buy it today for $1999.  You will love this lens, and you won't regret it.

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Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 10:23:27 AM »
It probably will not go back up to $2499, more likely to the $2300-2400 range...  But I'd definitely say now is the time to buy.
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Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
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Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 10:21:09 PM »
Anyone know if it will definitely go back up to $2499.00 after the 5th?  Anyone think it may remain at $1999.99?

Where do u live? I live in NY & used to only deal w B&H. They do not budge on price. However i found a place in NJ who i only deal w now & is amazing! They "stole" me away from B&H & usually try to beat their price. Similar to B&H they don't charge tax if out of state or shipping. LMK...inbox me & i can give u details but for now check out UniquePhoto.com. It's $2,100 but they'll beat em!
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Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 11:52:03 PM »
No way will it go to 2499. I'm guessing it will be 2199. Even before the holidays it was at about 2199. I got lucky and picked mine up for 1850 on amazon a couple weeks ago. I say... pull the trigger and enjoy. It's a great lens and you get 2% back in an amazon gift card.

Also, if 2013 is anything like 2012, there are usually rebates so don't worry if you miss them.
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Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2013, 12:49:56 AM »
I know what the charts etc. say. How much better in real world terms is this lens over the MK I?

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Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 04:59:05 PM »
Update, I ordered mine yesterday.  I can't freaking wait.  Once I sell some if my EF-s lenses and my 70-200 F4, I will get the 16-35 or the 135 F2 or both.
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Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2013, 06:10:57 PM »
For the 16-35 I would wait and see how much and how good the 14-24mm that is coming out is. I own the 16-35mm and I find myself feeling I overpaid for it at 1550.
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Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2013, 06:33:49 PM »
They extended most of the rebates to Feb. 2nd on Friday afternoon. I didn't pay attention and missed out on the 24-70 2.8 II but that was a separate promotion. Good luck with your purchases as it's one of the lens on my list.

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Re: 70-200 2.8 MkII price?
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2013, 06:33:49 PM »