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Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2013, 09:28:00 PM »
In a few days I'll let you know what comes in the box.

It'll come with the collar, hood and case. It will probably be, as someone mentioned earlier, "indistinguishable from new." It will be heavy. It will be wonderful.

I bought one last march from Canon, so for once I know what I'm talking about 8)

PS: I found this to be a nice accessory:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/756818-REG/B_W_66_1066111_77mm_XS_Pro_NANO_Clear.html
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Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
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« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2013, 10:44:54 PM »
Are you a pro or prosumer?
Did you consider the new Tamron 70-200 before picking the Canon?
I was and am still thinking about the Canon 70-200 but the more I'm reading and more importantly seeing about the Tamron, I'm thinking it may fill my needs and save me a few $. BTW, I'm not a pro, just love the sport. Whatever I get will be paired with my 6D.

I'm not a Pro (yet), but would consider my self and advancing amature.   I did not consider the Tamron this time, though I understand that many have had great success with their 70-200 offering.   I don't have anything against Tamron - I have no experience with them and don't have a shop close by to check them out.  I opted to go with Canon because I know it will work with my camera site unseen and I have some experience borrowing a friends' mk I.  Perhaps that's short sighted of me, but at this point in time, I'm happy to stay with canon equipment. 

I am very interested in some of the new sigma lenses that have come out - the 18-35 and the 35mm.  I plan on renting those at a later time.

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Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2013, 12:29:49 AM »
Congratulations.

Best of luck to you, I know you will love the lens.

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I've been considering this same purchase.  Can anyone confirm whether the refurbs include the lens hood and lens bag?
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Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2013, 03:56:04 AM »
Congrats! It is an awesome piece of kit.
Be aware that the L-fever you're about to catch is a disease that currently can only be kept in check by regular expulsions of significant monetary value against new L-lenses.
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Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2013, 04:09:54 AM »
My favourite lens as well, save up now for the 24-70 f2.8L USM II.

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« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2013, 04:15:09 AM »
That's a great decision indeed.  When in doubt, go with the tried and true, even if it costs more initially.  Over time, you will actually save because you won't have to buy twice.

As for me, I'm a bit more adventurous, so I went ahead and go for the Tamron.  I got both, and after about a week of usage, I find that their IQ, and ease of use mostly on par with each other.  I have some shots that look better on Canon, and some shots that look better on Tamron.  When the focus is dead on, and the subject (or my hand doesn't move), it's hard to tell the difference between the two lens, even for casual pixel peepers.

However, I do admit that the Canon exudes (slightly) better build quality, and a sense of luxury.  Is a Merc C class 10,000 better than a well equipped Honda Accord?  Opinion will vary.


Are you a pro or prosumer?
Did you consider the new Tamron 70-200 before picking the Canon?
I was and am still thinking about the Canon 70-200 but the more I'm reading and more importantly seeing about the Tamron, I'm thinking it may fill my needs and save me a few $. BTW, I'm not a pro, just love the sport. Whatever I get will be paired with my 6D.

I'm not a Pro (yet), but would consider my self and advancing amature.   I did not consider the Tamron this time, though I understand that many have had great success with their 70-200 offering.   I don't have anything against Tamron - I have no experience with them and don't have a shop close by to check them out.  I opted to go with Canon because I know it will work with my camera site unseen and I have some experience borrowing a friends' mk I.  Perhaps that's short sighted of me, but at this point in time, I'm happy to stay with canon equipment. 

I am very interested in some of the new sigma lenses that have come out - the 18-35 and the 35mm.  I plan on renting those at a later time.

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Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2013, 11:26:39 AM »
Gratz' on the new lens! I'm sure you'll love it!

The v.1 70-200 IS was my favorite for years. I sold it a few months ago but just couldn't live without it--my order for the v.2 arrives tomorrow!

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Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2013, 02:18:46 PM »
Congrats man!  Time to stalk the UPS man!
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Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
« Reply #38 on: September 10, 2013, 02:34:12 PM »
Have to agree with the others - it is an outstanding lens!

Congrats!!

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Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
« Reply #39 on: September 10, 2013, 04:47:37 PM »
Yes, congratulations on the purchase, I'm sure you will have many years of great Images from this Lens, it's one of my most used, very adaptable.

To see what is possible you need go no further than CR, some amazing Images posted here with this Lens.

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Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
« Reply #40 on: September 10, 2013, 05:02:30 PM »
I'm not pro enough to justify the 2.8, so I "settled" on the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM.
It is also an amazing lens.
This little brother to the 2.8 always gets forgotten about lol.

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Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
« Reply #41 on: September 10, 2013, 05:12:11 PM »
....and now, the delivery wait... :'(

congrats.  Enjoy it - it is a great lens

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Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2013, 06:47:22 PM »
That's a great decision indeed.  When in doubt, go with the tried and true, even if it costs more initially.  Over time, you will actually save because you won't have to buy twice.

As for me, I'm a bit more adventurous, so I went ahead and go for the Tamron.  I got both, and after about a week of usage, I find that their IQ, and ease of use mostly on par with each other.  I have some shots that look better on Canon, and some shots that look better on Tamron.  When the focus is dead on, and the subject (or my hand doesn't move), it's hard to tell the difference between the two lens, even for casual pixel peepers.

However, I do admit that the Canon exudes (slightly) better build quality, and a sense of luxury.  Is a Merc C class 10,000 better than a well equipped Honda Accord?  Opinion will vary.





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Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
« Reply #42 on: September 10, 2013, 06:47:22 PM »

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« Reply #43 on: September 11, 2013, 03:49:29 AM »
My favourite lens as well, save up now for the 24-70 f2.8L USM II.

/ Stolpe

I would have thought a more up-to-date body should be a higher priority.

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« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2013, 06:40:15 PM »
I would have thought a more up-to-date body should be a higher priority.

It is, but I'm working on my glass first, then I'll update the camera.  I'm not making money on my pictures so photography is an expensive hobby for me!  I can only make so many big purchases a year, and for me the 70-200 is a big purchase.

Last year it was the 17-55 and the 10-22.  This year the 85 1.8 and 70-200.

Also, at this point, I'm not sure which path is right for me regarding FF or APS-C.  I've been set on getting a 7d which will allow me to preserve the lenses I have.  I'm not in a hurry on the body and will wait to see if that mythical creature known as the 7D mk II actually appears or not.  With my luck, they'll beef it up to an APS-H sensor, making me sell those lenses anyway.  Given enough light, my T1i produces some pretty good pictures IMO.  It does struggle in darker environments though. 
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« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2013, 06:40:15 PM »