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Vasily

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Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« on: October 29, 2013, 10:34:00 AM »
Hi guys, I'm on the market for 70-200 IS II...   Canon offers $300 mail-in rebate now... that comes to $2199. Any chance we might have better deals on that lens for Holidays?

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Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 11:04:17 AM »
The price dropped to just under $2K just after the holidays last year/early this year.

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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 11:57:44 AM »
The price dropped to just under $2K just after the holidays last year/early this year.
Oh, that's interesting statistics... Thank you!

Updated: I guess, that was price include $400 rebate, right?
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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 12:17:33 PM »
The price dropped to just under $2K just after the holidays last year/early this year.
Oh, that's interesting statistics... Thank you!

Updated: I guess, that was price include $400 rebate, right?

Yes, the $2K price included the rebate.
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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 12:39:27 PM »
Just a quick note.  This lens is on my saving/wish list.  I got to play with it at the photo expo.  Great lens, but much bigger and heavier than I thought.  Jsut pick it up and play with it first.  For one stop you might consider the f4
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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2013, 02:09:21 PM »
Great lens, but much bigger and heavier than I thought. [...] For one stop you might consider the f4

Yeah, it's not light, but I plan to use it with extenders for airshows... So, f2.8 make sense...

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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2013, 02:10:53 PM »
Hi guys, I'm on the market for 70-200 IS II...   Canon offers $300 mail-in rebate now... that comes to $2199. Any chance we might have better deals on that lens for Holidays?

Thx!

You can always go refurb + coupon code at the Canon store:
http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/10/canon-refurbished-sale-20-off-lenses-bodies-including-6d/

$1599 for a 70-200 F/2.8L IS II...

For those commenting on weight, that is a consideration.  But F/2.8 opens up the 2x T/C option for you.

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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2013, 02:51:56 PM »


You can always go refurb + coupon code at the Canon store:
http://www.canonpricewatch.com/blog/2013/10/canon-refurbished-sale-20-off-lenses-bodies-including-6d/

$1599 for a 70-200 F/2.8L IS II...

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If it ever comes back on the site...I ordered one the other day when it was $1999 - $300 coupon.  They lasted for literally 5 minutes and have been out of stock ever since.  I had just put in a price watch notify and got an e-mail like 2 minutes later.  I was in a state of panic trying to find my credit card...

But I am very excited to finally have this lens coming, even if it was not quite as good of a deal.
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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2013, 03:01:37 PM »
You can always go refurb + coupon code at the Canon store.
Interesting... In case of Canon,what 'refurbished' means? What kind of warranty you get? Is it as good as new?

But F/2.8 opens up the 2x T/C option for you.
Exactly! :)
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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2013, 03:16:54 PM »
Warranty is 90 days, but usually you will know in that time frame if you need it.

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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2013, 04:20:29 PM »
Warranty is 90 days, but usually you will know in that time frame if you need it.
It is now one Year.  The Warranty period was extended a few months back.

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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2013, 05:26:12 PM »
Does the $300 mail in rebate coupon apply to the refurbished lens?  Is there any reason not to buy a refurbished lens?

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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2013, 05:51:57 PM »
whatever the price...get this lens!  Worth every penny.

Oh, and the weight?  Just work out a little while you're waiting for it to ship.  It's worth it to have the f2.8.  This lens almost never leaves my camera body.

I shoot FF (5DM3), so I'd probably not be as attached to it if I shot on crop...  I know it's good on the 7D, but it's AWESOME on the 5dm3!
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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2013, 06:02:59 PM »
Been watching intermittently all day on the Canon refurb site.  Earlier, the 70-200 IS II was showing as out of stock.  Now, it does not show up at all....

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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2013, 07:01:57 PM »
Been watching intermittently all day on the Canon refurb site.  Earlier, the 70-200 IS II was showing as out of stock.  Now, it does not show up at all....

 :-[

The problem with Canon refurb gear is stock.  Everyone tracks that store page, and when there is a 15% or 20% off sale, L-series glass disappears in minutes.   The gear is effectively new and you see deals like a 70-200 F/2.8 IS II for $1600 or a 24-70 II for $1500, so it's easy to understand why this happens.

Fortunately, there is a site which simplifies this for you.  Go to http://www.canonpricewatch.com/ and setup an auto-alert which pings you via e-mail when gear you want (new/used/refurbished, up to you) surfaces below a price threshold you set.

But a sale like we just had was crazy.  20% off of $2,000+ items like the two lenses I mentioned plus the discount for being a refurb is an awesome opportunity.  Keep your eyes peeled for more like that one -- sometimes the 20% off is still in effect over a window of time, and 2-3 sellouts and restocks might take place over that time.  Again, alerts are the way to go.

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Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2013, 07:01:57 PM »