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JumboShrimp

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Refurb 35/2 or 35/2 IS Confusion
« on: December 07, 2013, 02:11:01 PM »
This past week or so, the Canon refurbished website offered several variants of their 35/2 lens. Some descriptions said 35/2 while others said 35/2 IS. Some product illustrations showed the old lens while others showed the new IS lens. In addition, the old lens illustration was shown with the IS description, and vice versa. The price varied from about $220-$255 USD depending if you got the 15% off sale price. I was tempted by the offer, but did not buy one because I thought the product offering was fraught with errors and typos. Curious if anyone out there did buy one of these and if you have/will receive the 35/2 original or the 35/2 IS version. (If you do get the IS version for this price, I will be exceedingly jealous.)

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Refurb 35/2 or 35/2 IS Confusion
« on: December 07, 2013, 02:11:01 PM »

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Re: Refurb 35/2 or 35/2 IS Confusion
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 01:47:51 AM »
I noticed that too, and I doubt they would sell a refurb IS version for that price. But yeah, my heart skipped a beat when I saw it at first.

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Re: Refurb 35/2 or 35/2 IS Confusion
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 09:57:59 AM »
Yes. I got pulled in by it. Long story short, Canon shipped an old 35mm f/2 at the $200+ price. I called immediately and confirmed with the rep that my invoice showed an IS version and he concurred, but wouldn't do anything but pay for the return shipping. Lens went back, credit card charges reversed. End of story.

I'm not saying it's bait-and-switch, but it WOULD be a good way to move old inventory, wouldn't it?
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Re: Refurb 35/2 or 35/2 IS Confusion
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 09:57:59 AM »