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Have you pre-ordered the 200-400 or do you plan to order in the future?

How could I resist?  I want to be the first on the block to have this new bad guy!
8 (7.6%)
I'll wait a bit to see how the review turn on and then get myself a Christmas/Hanukkah present
7 (6.7%)
I am saving my change, perhaps in a few years
44 (41.9%)
See no use for it.  I'd rather a 14-22, update to the 135, ...
40 (38.1%)
I want one, but my marriage is more important
6 (5.7%)

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2013, 07:31:23 PM »
I will and I will concurrently have to file for divorce. Which I guess means my (ex) wife will own half the lens. I wonder which half she wants?

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2013, 07:31:23 PM »

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2013, 07:56:28 PM »
I ordered mine last night from Adorama. I just turned 65 and I figure you only live once, time doesn't wait.

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2013, 08:43:29 PM »
I can't decide between responses 1, 2 and 3. Response 4 is the only one that is out since I don't want a 14-24 and my 135 is just fine.

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2013, 09:07:29 PM »
Hey, it's no worse than the depreciation hit you take when you drive that new pickup out the dealer door, Maybe less.
Let's see, I could sell the 500 f/4 and the 1D MK IV and still have only $3–4K to come up with.
Wait... it weighs more than my 500 f/4? In that case, I'll just borrow a 200-400 from CPS when I need it.
I'm also, basically, with those shooters who would be happy a new 100-400 although, the way Canon prices are going, even that lens may break the $4K barrier.
It's a good thing the new 800mm Nikkor is $18K or I'd be worried that Canon is going to pass Nikon for the most expensive lenses. The upcoming new 800mm Canon may, however, continue the skyrocketing Canon lens price trend and take the lead again.

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2013, 09:26:06 PM »
It's out of my league

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2013, 09:45:38 PM »
Too expensive, too heavy, too short. But then I am not a pro so its just an amateur's opinion.

Still, the 500mm f/4 IS II is very tempting even for an amateur...  :)  :)  :)

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2013, 09:50:57 PM »
Help, I only have one kidney.  I'm conducting a poll: which organ should I sell to finance my 200-400 purchase?

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2013, 09:50:57 PM »

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2013, 10:12:25 PM »
Just when I got that 400 mm f/2.8 IS II...

Lol, and I got the 600 II.  But that meets my needs more than the 200-400, since 840mm f/5.6 is better for me than 560mm f/5.6. 

I'd still like an updated 100-400L, though, as a more portable option.

You're going to find a need for one and you know it.

Stop kidding yourself :P
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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2013, 10:49:13 PM »
Help, I only have one kidney.  I'm conducting a poll: which organ should I sell to finance my 200-400 purchase?
Ah! Had not thought of that! I have a spare kidney and some other parts. Tonsils anyone? ;)

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2013, 11:04:54 PM »
Hey, it's no worse than the depreciation hit you take when you drive that new pickup out the dealer door, Maybe less.
Let's see, I could sell the 500 f/4 and the 1D MK IV and still have only $3–4K to come up with.
Wait... it weighs more than my 500 f/4? In that case, I'll just borrow a 200-400 from CPS when I need it.
I'm also, basically, with those shooters who would be happy a new 100-400 although, the way Canon prices are going, even that lens may break the $4K barrier.
It's a good thing the new 800mm Nikkor is $18K or I'd be worried that Canon is going to pass Nikon for the most expensive lenses. The upcoming new 800mm Canon may, however, continue the skyrocketing Canon lens price trend and take the lead again.

So, I bought my 500mm f4 IS at the end of 2001 for $6,200 and sold it last year for $5,000. Thats 11 years for $109 a year. What about depreciation?

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2013, 11:10:10 PM »
Seems awesome but the price point helps me from dreaming about aquiring another toy.
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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2013, 11:11:02 PM »
great looking lens, but would hire when i need it

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2013, 11:22:56 PM »
I will be selling a 400mm f/2.8L IS and 500mm f/4L IS to afford it, but I am going to buy this if the test results are great.

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2013, 11:22:56 PM »

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2013, 11:39:59 PM »
None of the above. I own a 200 f/2 and 400 f/2.8.

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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2013, 11:55:47 PM »
Hmmm...  Buy a new car or this lens.  Cant decide.  I think I will wait for the 100-400L
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Re: Who has pre-ordered or will order 200-400
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