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Re: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS Discontinued?
« Reply #45 on: June 18, 2013, 03:51:55 PM »
It would indeed be sad to see it disappear.  Its a fine lens, and affordable.

And so say all of us!

Got mine before ISII was launched.  Choice was between 2.8 and 4IS and eventually decided on 2.8.
Wouldn't mind swopping for ISII if Canon offer.
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Re: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS Discontinued?
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Re: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS Discontinued?
« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2013, 10:35:49 AM »
Canon still has this lens (as of June 19 at 09:37 CDT) on their web site under EF Lenses under telephoto zooms.   I'm surprised that we are now 4 pages into comments on this "rumor" and nobody has been able to say for sure if it's been discontinued or not.   I have the lens and it's my most used one ever since I went full-frame (5D3) since I shoot close-up types of photos or shoot from a distance in a larger venue.    If Canon still has it listed in their product line, I would imagine that parts would have to be available to cover it during its warranty period for any new lens sold.

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Re: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS Discontinued?
« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2013, 08:02:12 PM »
Overall, I like the decision.  BUT, and it's a big BUT - the IS tech should be included for no more than $200 extra.

Canon puts IS into a kit lenses that might cost them $75 to make -  so let's pretend the IS stuff in there costs canon $10.

Let them upscale it all because it's going into an "L" lens.  So they spend TWENTY times more on the IS for the "L" lens.

And then price the L's IS at $200 more than the non IS version.

Yeah, ok, but you assume that there is no difference in the elements within the IS group, are the IS elements not larger than the non IS, so as to permit a full image circle even with a moved group?  Would these larger elements not require to be sharp accross the whole field as they potentially could be used much closer to the edge once shifted in an IS movement?  Are these elements not made of better quality glass than the £75 lenses?  Would there not be a significant R&D spend to recoup from the L lenses, which may sell in the thousands rather than the £75 kit lenses that sell in their 100's of thousands, if not millions?

I'm just asking because if it was as simple as bolting an IS motor on, I'm sure Canon would have thought of that already.
I think that if all you did was bolt on a motor, you would decrease the iq of the lens....

I think that was kind of my point.

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Re: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS Discontinued?
« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2013, 08:02:12 PM »