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Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L MK II $1839 at Canon Refurb Site
« on: July 18, 2013, 10:46:54 AM »
I don't know if its appeared before, but it is there this morning.  The price is no big bargain, but it will likely be sold out before the next sale.  Now with a 1 year Warranty, I'd buy one if I didn't already have mine.
http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-digital-slr-camera-lenses-specials/lenses-flashes/refurbished-lenses-speedlites/ef-24-70mm-f-28l-ii-usm-refurbished

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Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L MK II $1839 at Canon Refurb Site
« on: July 18, 2013, 10:46:54 AM »

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Re: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L MK II $1839 at Canon Refurb Site
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2013, 01:07:58 PM »
I need to rent a 24-70II. See what all the fuss is about.  ;D
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Re: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L MK II $1839 at Canon Refurb Site
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2013, 01:51:40 PM »
I ordered one! Excited.

Yeah, the price is just ok. The price is within a few dollars of what a brand new one costs on Amazon (after taking into account the tax charged by Canon's site and the 3% rebate for Amazon purchases made with the Amazon credit card). 

But I reasoned that the refurb lens might actually be more likely to perform well since it had to be tested for focus accuracy and such.   What do you think....am I crazy or is it reasonable to expect slightly better quality control with Canon refurb lenses compared to ones that have come straight off the assembly line with potential focus problems?

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Re: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L MK II $1839 at Canon Refurb Site
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 02:13:53 PM »
I ordered one! Excited.

Yeah, the price is just ok. The price is within a few dollars of what a brand new one costs on Amazon (after taking into account the tax charged by Canon's site and the 3% rebate for Amazon purchases made with the Amazon credit card). 

But I reasoned that the refurb lens might actually be more likely to perform well since it had to be tested for focus accuracy and such.   What do you think....am I crazy or is it reasonable to expect slightly better quality control with Canon refurb lenses compared to ones that have come straight off the assembly line with potential focus problems?

I've bought several items from Canon direct and they always work great. Usually they look brand new, too.

This isn't an outstanding price but if I were looking to buy one right now (actually I am, but don't have the money :P) I'd jump on it.

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Re: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L MK II $1839 at Canon Refurb Site
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 10:05:05 PM »
I don't know about their lens, but I bought two 580 EX IIs refurbished from Canon. Both worked quite well and looked like brand new equipment.

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24-70 F/2.8L II is now available in the Canon refurb store...
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 12:21:27 PM »

The 24-70 F/2.8L II is now available in the Canon refurb store:
http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-digital-slr-camera-lenses-specials/lenses-flashes/refurbished-lenses-speedlites/ef-24-70mm-f-28l-ii-usm-refurbished

It's not at a massive discount right now, but the whole store gets 15% off sales from time to time.

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Re: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L MK II $1839 at Canon Refurb Site
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2013, 11:39:56 AM »
I did order the refurbished model directly from Canon today. Like the other refurbished products I've gotten from them over the years, I expect that it will look new and that the optics will be perfect. I saved almost $300 compared to the full price at Amazon, even considering sales tax and their cardholder discount.

Amazon (today) $2299 less 3% Amazon card discount of $78 costs $2221 delivered.

Refurb $1839.20 plus Virginia sales tax of 110.35 is  1949.55. I get 1% back on Discover which is $19.50 so my total cost for a US warrantied lens is ~$1930.

I agree with the poster who said that the lenses that Canon sells refurbished are likely to have been thoroughly tested and repaired to actual factory specs than what you might get new. While most of the lenses I have purchased have been fine, I have had to return a couple of Canon lenses over the the years for exchanges. Heck, I went through three of the old 28-70 f/2.8 L's before I got a good copy, and it was good! Those lenses likely go back to Canon's service centers, are brought up to snuff, and sold as refurbished at a discount.
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Re: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L MK II $1839 at Canon Refurb Site
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2013, 11:39:56 AM »

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Re: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L MK II $1839 at Canon Refurb Site
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2013, 08:50:27 PM »
Received the lens. It looks and even "smells" new. Haven't had much opportunity to test it yet. I'm a bit disappointed that it came with the older style side pinch cap but if that's my biggest complaint (along with the plastic filter threads that is) I have no complaints. I am happy that, as advertised, it carries a full one year warranty, not the typical 90 day refurbished goods warranty.
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Re: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L MK II $1839 at Canon Refurb Site
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2013, 09:59:55 PM »
I don't suppose that Canon USA ships to canada. :(
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Re: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L MK II $1839 at Canon Refurb Site
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2013, 12:23:44 PM »
I don't suppose that Canon USA ships to canada. :(
By the time you paid import duties and the customs brokerage fee that the carrier will charge, you'd probably not be very far ahead, if at all.

You're much better off having it shipped to a friend in the US and having him/her use USPS Priority Mail Express International (formerly Express Mail International). You'd save on the brokerage fee since I do not think they charge one, though the shipping cost is a bit higher. Not that I'd ever encourage breaking the law, but your friend could also issue an invoice for a "used" lens at a lower so you could save on taxes. Of course that would be between you and your government...   :-\
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Re: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L MK II $1839 at Canon Refurb Site
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2013, 12:23:44 PM »