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JPAZ

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Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« on: November 30, 2013, 12:15:50 PM »
I was very happy with myself when I got my new 70-200 2.8 ii for <$1800 recently after rebate.  Still really feeling the love after a 300 f/2.8ii rental, I set a notification for that lens on the ongoing Black Friday sale and missed it for $4900-something TWICE because of a little something called employment getting in the way of constant email surveillance.  That's probably a good thing.  I could rent this lens lots of times and still spend less than a purchase (don't discuss rental $ versus purchase $ , please).

Now, I wake up to that $750 after rebate deal on the 100 Macro L f/2.8 IS at BuyDig.  The temptress got me again!  So now, another shining Canon box will head my way next week.  I think I need to stop even looking.  I need some sort of therapy, but that's been posted here before........
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« on: November 30, 2013, 12:15:50 PM »

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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 12:30:10 PM »
You looking on the wrong place for help.
Go on, and show us your pictures made with your shiny new toys!!!
Or pictures of your toys. Macro should be good for details.
Sorry......
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 12:52:21 PM »
I agree you won't get the advice you are looking for here. Too many posters (myself included) suffer from GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome).

BTW, I'm surprised you haven't snagged the 24-70 II  :P
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 02:14:28 PM »
You looking on the wrong place for help.
Very true indeed. This os a place to get GAS not a place to go in rehab when you arlready have GAS  ;)
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 04:12:09 PM »
I succumbed to that very same deal!! - missed the Canon deal last night and was kicking myself for procrastinating - then this morning buydig had it at $725 after rebate - too hard to pass up!

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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2013, 04:36:08 PM »
This is definitely the forum for us, GAS people. English is not my language so I looked it up (http://www.acronymfinder.com/GAS.html). YES! there is a name for my illness "GAS". 8)
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2013, 04:38:59 PM »
CR is a perfect place when you need people to talk you out from NOT buying big whites ;D

I haven't really put 300mm f2.8 IS II to real test yet, but already feel the LOVE from my very 1st BIG WHITE.

There is no doubt 600mm or 200-400 w/ 1.4 tc is my wish list for next year or two::) 
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2013, 05:00:36 PM »
I'm suffering from the same problem!  I finally turned off all notifications from Canonpricewatch.com as I don't want to know about deals I can't take advantage of.  I paid over $2k for both my 24-70 2.8 II and 70-200 2.8 II IS so its painful to see those going for hundreds under what I paid.  I did snag a 100L Macro for a great price ($750), not the best price, but pretty good.  I'm done for awhile.  I have all the gear I need.... Really I do (trying to convince myself...)  ::)
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Re: Make it stop! (Photo pun not intended)
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2013, 05:07:20 PM »
Hey, at least with lenses you only need one.

Now, 600 RTs that's a whole other story.
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2013, 05:21:34 PM »

BTW, I'm surprised you haven't snagged the 24-70 II  :P

NOT very helpful, J.R.

I keep telling myself that I'll wait.  After, how good can that lens be with no IS.  And, it's not white so it does not go with my outfit..........

Ugh.

 ;)  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2013, 05:25:58 PM »
Stop! Now! How's that?  And next year just take Black Friday off ;D. Then work wont interfere.   I just got the 50L with rebate. As others have said, not the right people to ask.
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2013, 05:26:39 PM »

I haven't really put 300mm f2.8 IS II to real test yet, but already feel the LOVE from my very 1st BIG WHITE.


I rented your new baby's twin a little while back, Dylan777.  I need to stop 'cause I really want one, but need to remain rational. 

BTW, it's very attractive with a 2x iii (photo courtesy of an iPhone).   Agh!
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2013, 05:46:21 PM »


I rented your new baby's twin a little while back, Dylan777.  I need to stop 'cause I really want one, but need to remain rational. 

BTW, it's very attractive with a 2x iii.   Agh!

I thought the 300 was pretty easy to handhold. Did you really need that big of a tripod :)
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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2013, 05:48:26 PM »
Um, maybe I was holding up the rented Chevy to support the lens?  Note the Arca plate....

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« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2013, 05:51:50 PM »

I haven't really put 300mm f2.8 IS II to real test yet, but already feel the LOVE from my very 1st BIG WHITE.


I rented your new baby's twin a little while back, Dylan777.  I need to stop 'cause I really want one, but need to remain rational. 

BTW, it's very attractive with a 2x iii (photo courtesy of an iPhone).   Agh!
I'm waiting for my 4% reward.  I might get both 1.4 and 2x tc iii
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