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Calumet 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 pricing
« on: October 18, 2010, 10:39:32 AM »
Just got the latest Calumet mag with the 300 & 400mm MkII lenses pricing is jaw dropping!
EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM   Â£7499
EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM   Â£11499

Not many enthusiast photographers going to be buying these, and as for pros well you'd need to making a substantial income to be able to justify either of these.

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Calumet 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 pricing
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Re: Calumet 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 pricing
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010, 01:22:03 PM »
I don't know the price of these lenses, coz I know I'll never afford them and they do suit not my type of photography really but one thing I know is that Calumet is overpriced 90% of the time.

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Re: Calumet 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 pricing
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 04:34:37 AM »
Just got the latest Calumet mag with the 300 & 400mm MkII lenses pricing is jaw dropping!
EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM   Â£7499
EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM   Â£11499

Not many enthusiast photographers going to be buying these, and as for pros well you'd need to making a substantial income to be able to justify either of these.

Those prices seem accurate. Same as B&H.

Canon has already sold a lot of those lens, but of course they are mainly aimed at pros, especially those that shoot sports.
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Re: Calumet 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 pricing
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013, 05:45:13 AM »
Just got the latest Calumet mag with the 300 & 400mm MkII lenses pricing is jaw dropping!
EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM   Â£7499
EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM   Â£11499

Not many enthusiast photographers going to be buying these, and as for pros well you'd need to making a substantial income to be able to justify either of these.

Those prices seem accurate. Same as B&H.

Canon has already sold a lot of those lens, but of course they are mainly aimed at pros, especially those that shoot sports.
For UK resellers as opposed to grey imports, I would recommend using camerapricebuster.co.uk

300mm f/2.8 mk II - £4999
400mm f/2.8 mk II - £8199

so Calumet appear to be indeed over inflating prices significantly.

If you don't mind the risk of grey import, then I just picked up the 300mm mk II (it's literally in transit) for £4577. If OP wants details look at my other posts or message me otherwise I sound like a sales person  :D
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Re: Calumet 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 pricing
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 06:40:03 AM »
For UK resellers as opposed to grey imports, I would recommend using camerapricebuster.co.uk

300mm f/2.8 mk II - £4999
400mm f/2.8 mk II - £8199

so Calumet appear to be indeed over inflating prices significantly.

I may be wrong but isn't the OP quoting US$ (US Dollars) and not GBP?
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Re: Calumet 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 pricing
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 07:34:58 AM »
ProCameraShop:


400 2.8 II - £7,999


300 2.8 II £4,719




You also get and extra 3% discount for direct bank transfers.


That's another £240 off the 400 2.8, making it £7,759 delivered.


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Re: Calumet 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 pricing
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 09:38:14 AM »
Just got the latest Calumet mag with the 300 & 400mm MkII lenses pricing is jaw dropping!
EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II USM   Â£7499
EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM   Â£11499

Not many enthusiast photographers going to be buying these, and as for pros well you'd need to making a substantial income to be able to justify either of these.

Have you checked the exchange rates over the last 6-12 months.    I remember when the yen to USD was over 100 to 1.   Dropped to around 80 to 1.   If canon prices in yen, the strengthening of the yen has lead to a 20% price increase for the rest of the world

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Re: Calumet 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 pricing
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Re: Calumet 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 pricing
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013, 10:26:29 AM »
Enough of this.  Brand new:  400 f/2.8 11,489, or 10,999 grey market.  300 f/2.8 is 6799 both USA and grey market.  These lenses are aimed at pro sports photogs and you won't find them cheaper than those right now.  I still have the version I's of each lens so I don't really need the version II's yet.
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Re: Calumet 300mm & 400mm f/2.8 pricing
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013, 10:26:29 AM »