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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2013, 01:24:57 PM »
Congrats on your purchase. I'm sure you will be happy with your decision. I have the 70-200mm f2.8L and look forward to replacing it with this lens in the not too distant future.

I would have bought one of these a few weeks back, when they were offering 20% off, had it been in stock. However, I was able to snag an 85mm f1.2L II, so now I'm a bit short on funds. Hopefully, this will go back on sale at 20% off, in a couple of months, once I have refilled my coffers.

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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2013, 01:24:57 PM »

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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2013, 01:41:49 PM »
I guess I'm too young (& stupid) to understand yet. A couple of extra pounds sounds like fun to me. It's all good! To each his own! And enjoy the new lens!
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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2013, 01:42:58 PM »
Lenses are good investments, tend to hold their value well and some of the older ones (nikon, pentax, CZ) are actually appreciating lately.

Don't worry about having too many, you could have, say, 119... and still not be too concerned..  ;)

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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2013, 02:12:17 PM »
Only read the following if this thread is making you twitch, tempting you to go spend that ~$1830 at the Canon store....the following is not meant for humorless fanboys  ::)

1) Canon Refurbished price though at first blush seems low at $1700, in the US, they do add tax (unlike many online stores), and that would be about ~$130 more on top of that price....so you hit that ~$1830 mark easy while you can have a new lens during rebate season for a few bucks more and get a a real box as opposed to the refurbished one and importantly a full year warranty as opposed to 90 days. Clearly, this is not a big deal, but if you need reasons to stall.

2) Let me think of other terrible things to dampen your ardor...lets see... The weight is significant as the sane already pointed out, it is also that obvious "look-at-me" lens for regular folk at venues, also keep in mind you get warts when you touch it and it leaks green gooey stuff when you are sleeping in your ears... and did I mention this lens stinks when you take it out of the bag? It smells like a mix between nerd and fanboy...

3) Let's see...and the bokeh they say isn't all that pleasing...to see this you have to pick shots from the greyest winter day with a grey statue and grey bare twigs taken by someone totally unbiased and sweet shivering in the cemetery...can you live with something like the bokeh in that picture that I ...er...completely randomly chose?! Seriously! You don't need this... it is not good at all... awful... and if none of this makes a dent...think of the poor starving children of the world! :-\

Note to fanboys: I am just trying to bring down the purchase fever others may have after the gormless fawing and lovefest that goes on here over this zoom. Relax.... I think it is a good piece of glass.
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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2013, 02:25:08 PM »
Naah, you just need an attitude adjustment.  As for me, #14 is getting ordered next week.

If 'n' is the number of lenses you have now, the ideal number would be 'n+1' ;)
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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2013, 02:32:40 PM »
Naah, you just need an attitude adjustment.  As for me, #14 is getting ordered next week.

If 'n' is the number of lenses you have now, the ideal number would be 'n+1' ;)

And the "rational" number would be "n - 3"  :P
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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2013, 02:35:19 PM »
but I think that in reality I am screwed...
Yes you are ;D
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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2013, 02:35:19 PM »

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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2013, 06:31:19 PM »
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I tried the 12-step program. I exceed expectations when I bought my 13th lens.  ;)

As a friend of mine used to say, rehab is for quitters.

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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2013, 08:42:18 PM »
Well this zoom may be a reprieve for my ef1.4xll. I have never been too happy with the results with it on any of my lenses and was going to unload it. I've read that the 2.8 plays very well with extenders, so it may have a new lease on life. As an aside, I ordered that lens at 9:22 this morning and it STILL hasn't shipped. Why is Canon always so slow?

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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2013, 09:13:53 PM »
The weight is significant as the sane already pointed out

Meh.. 3lb isnt that much~ Good read

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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2013, 11:29:16 PM »
Well this zoom may be a reprieve for my ef1.4xll. I have never been too happy with the results with it on any of my lenses and was going to unload it. I've read that the 2.8 plays very well with extenders, so it may have a new lease on life. As an aside, I ordered that lens at 9:22 this morning and it STILL hasn't shipped. Why is Canon always so slow?

It's Sunday and Fedex doesn't pickup today, so even if you got a tracking number it really wouldn't mean anything  :P

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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2013, 11:35:02 PM »
I ordered one as well.  I also have the f/4 IS.  If I like it, I'll keep it, I have 14 days to return it. I've returned two of them over the years  due to the weight, then I found my pain was due to carpal tunnel.  I had surgery last fall, so I'm hoping to be able to hold it better.  I also sold my 1 series camera due to the problem, so my 5D MK III will not be as heavy with it.
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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2013, 11:44:53 PM »
Well RS2021...in spite of the weight, the cost and whatever...I LOVE mine!
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This is NOT a lens that I would pick for creamy bokeh....but anyone knows that after reading one review. There are many other lens choices out there for that. This lens is all about sharpness and speed...and it is GREAT at what it achieves best!
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« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2013, 11:44:53 PM »

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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2013, 01:18:48 AM »
The MkII is a wonderful lens, I doubt you'll regret it.  If anything, you'll be selling the f/4 version.  Personally, I can see the utility of having the 70-200 II, and the 70-300L for travel. The latter made the 70-200/4 IS less interesting, to me.

Originally had the 70-200 F2.8 and then added F4 for travel (both IS).  Then I heard about the 70-300 and reluctantly took the plunge.  THinking of selling the F4 IS but it is a great lens.  Hard to decide which to let go.

I know I need to get on the 12 step problem, at least I know I have a problem - it is called GAS.

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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2013, 01:22:24 AM »
The MkII is a wonderful lens, I doubt you'll regret it.  If anything, you'll be selling the f/4 version.  Personally, I can see the utility of having the 70-200 II, and the 70-300L for travel. The latter made the 70-200/4 IS less interesting, to me.

Originally had the 70-200 F2.8 and then added F4 for travel (both IS).  Then I heard about the 70-300 and reluctantly took the plunge.  THinking of selling the F4 IS but it is a great lens.  Hard to decide which to let go.

I know I need to get on the 12 step problem, at least I know I have a problem - it is called GAS.

My advise is to eat Beano before each lens purchase...and you should be just F.I.N.E.
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Re: EF70-200 f/2.8L IS ll refurbished @ Canon for $1699.20 & I'm screwed
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