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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens $1974 at B+H
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2011, 04:15:34 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens $1974 at B+H
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2011, 05:57:27 PM »
first L lens.. may I don't get buyers regret over its cost. :o
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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens $1974 at B+H
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2011, 06:45:59 PM »
It was not my first L, but it was my first lens purchase above $575 (17-40 on craigslist). Now that I've used it, I'm starting to forget how much it cost. Fantastic piece of glass. Enjoy!

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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens $1974 at B+H
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2011, 09:22:56 PM »

I bought this lens about a month ago for same price @ BH...I'm loving it, especially with my recent upgrade from 60d to 5d II - great lens for potrait shot - Love the BOKE i'm getting from this lens  ;)

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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens $1974 at B+H
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2011, 09:44:00 AM »
Hi folks,

My first post, though I have lurked for several years  :)

I thought I would post to express my pity for you poor guys across the pond. Having to pay $ 1,974 for the new 70-200mm. If you lived in the UK you could buy this lens for the bargain price of only $ 2,756 http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod1249.html

And that 5DII that you guys have to pay $ 1,999 for? Why, you could come to the UK and get that for a mere $2,267 http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod726.html

So in the UK you could buy the pair for a mere $ 5,023.

This is only $ 1,050 (£ 676) more than in the US.

Ahhh....makes me proud to be British  :o

Apologies for the sarcasm...I'll be good from now on ...

Cheers!

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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens $1974 at B+H
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2011, 12:18:28 PM »
lol i must've started a domino effect by bumping this topic up! Adorama now is offering it 1974 too! but too late, already ordered at b&h. first time ordering from there actually, usually i order from adorama.

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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens $1974 at B+H
« Reply #36 on: December 31, 2011, 08:46:55 AM »
You can get it at abesofmaine.com for $2069 with no tax, as long as you don't live in NJ, and free shipping. I have bought from them for years. Except for them calling and asking if you want to buy some extra stuff they are great.

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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens $1974 at B+H
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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens $1974 at B+H
« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2011, 01:04:25 PM »
I thought it might be a good time to buy it from across the pond, as normally, by the time all the VAT and import duties are added, it isn't worth it. However, I just did all the calculations and by the time the £600 worth of delivery, duty and VAT is added, it would save me just £120 over a competitive well regarded supplier in the UK, so for the sake of potential problems if a waranty repair is ever needed, it still isn't really worth my while. Oh well, it was worth a try.
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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens $1974 at B+H
« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2011, 06:08:28 PM »
Hi folks,

My first post, though I have lurked for several years  :)

I thought I would post to express my pity for you poor guys across the pond. Having to pay $ 1,974 for the new 70-200mm. If you lived in the UK you could buy this lens for the bargain price of only $ 2,756 http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod1249.html

And that 5DII that you guys have to pay $ 1,999 for? Why, you could come to the UK and get that for a mere $2,267 http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/prod726.html

So in the UK you could buy the pair for a mere $ 5,023.

This is only $ 1,050 (£ 676) more than in the US.

Ahhh....makes me proud to be British  :o

Apologies for the sarcasm...I'll be good from now on ...

Cheers!

dont worry us aussies get it just as bad in the same orifice as you guys :( prices are pretty similar here. at least hong kong isnt too far for us...
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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens $1974 at B+H
« Reply #39 on: January 02, 2012, 07:54:24 AM »
I thought it might be a good time to buy it from across the pond, as normally, by the time all the VAT and import duties are added, it isn't worth it. However, I just did all the calculations and by the time the £600 worth of delivery, duty and VAT is added, it would save me just £120 over a competitive well regarded supplier in the UK, so for the sake of potential problems if a waranty repair is ever needed, it still isn't really worth my while. Oh well, it was worth a try.

Hi mate,

I may have this wrong so please check...but I was given to understand that lens warranties are honoured worldwide. I think it's body warranties that are country specific. So you should be able to buy from the US and still have it repaired in the UK if problems arose.

Or why not fly to the US and buy it, and have a holiday into the bargain :-) ?

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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens $1974 at B+H
« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2012, 08:03:58 AM »
Or why not fly to the US and buy it, and have a holiday into the bargain :-) ?
You can often find flights from london to new york (or newark, new jersey) for around $500-$600 for a Thursday to Tuesday trip. You can get a cheap/decent hotel on hotwire.com for around $100/night more or less, depending on how much you're willing to slum it. Pick an area close to Adorama and you're in like Flynn.

You don't save any money, but it's essentially a free trip!

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Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens $1974 at B+H
« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2012, 08:03:58 AM »