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New Canon EF 70-200MM f/2.8L IS II USM LENS
Jeff Kowalsky, Photographer
West Bloomfield | MI | United States | Posted: 10:49 AM on 01.05.10
->> http://ow.ly/SY7t

I wish they updated their 24-70
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Mark Watkins, Photographer
Acworth | GA | USA | Posted: 7:06 PM on 01.05.10
->> ditto
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Matthew Sauk, Photographer
Sandy | UT | United States | Posted: 7:19 PM on 01.05.10
->> Any bets on Price? I am guessing around 1,800.
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Scott Schupbach, Photographer
Fenton | MI | U.S.A. | Posted: 7:21 PM on 01.05.10
->> $2500.00
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Mark Peters, Photographer
Highland | IL | USA | Posted: 7:26 PM on 01.05.10
->> Did they discontinue the non-IS model?

I noticed last night that it was not in their "lineup" on-line.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ProductCatIndexAct&fcatego...


Matt - the list on the current IS model is $1,999. I'm guessing around $2,200
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Michael Ip, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 7:54 PM on 01.05.10
->> Whatever the price on the new Nikon 70-200 is, Canon will match it or beat it by $100.

It's a shame they will discontinue the non-IS one. It is a hell of a lens. Let's hope they continue to support it.
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Israel Shirk, Photographer, Assistant
Boise | ID | US | Posted: 7:56 PM on 01.05.10
->> I thought non-IS was gone a while ago? I liked it a lot better than the IS version 1...
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Anantachai Brown, Photographer
Jacksonville | FL | | Posted: 8:11 PM on 01.05.10
->> after Jan 7, i'll be selling mine....MINT condition. 70-200 non IS.
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Matthew Sauk, Photographer
Sandy | UT | United States | Posted: 8:18 PM on 01.05.10
->> I loved the non IS version, the IS version was to heavy to deal with while shooting for long periods.

Plus I never ever used the IS on camera I have owned.
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Richard Heathcote, Photographer
London | . | UK | Posted: 7:41 PM on 02.09.10
->> Started shooting with this lens today.... MEGA... size/weight is the same as the current IS version, but the feel is much better. Build quality is good especially around the troublesome front element section and the lens hood locks into place with a button like the Nikon 70-200.

I amoungst others was one of the biggest complainers about the old 70-200 2.8 IS because to be frank it was a very poor lens in build and sharpness was awful, but this new mk2 version is like a compleatly different piece of kit.
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Alan Look, Photographer
Bloomington/Normal | IL | United States | Posted: 10:20 PM on 02.09.10
->> Guess I'm old, I like my non-is. IS isn't something I need more than I need the $700 or more in price difference.
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Nik Habicht, Photographer
Levittown | PA | USA | Posted: 10:33 PM on 02.09.10
->> Ugh! Button-releasing lens hoods are back? Who thought that was a good idea?
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Anantachai Brown, Photographer
Jacksonville | FL | | Posted: 10:11 AM on 02.10.10
->> Richard, can you tell the difference in image quality, sharpness?
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Jeff Brehm, Photographer, Photo Editor
Charlotte | NC | USA | Posted: 10:19 AM on 02.10.10
->> I love the line in the press release Jeff linked to, about how "Canon's core has always been its optics." Good thing they reminded us, because after shooting with the Mark III and the 5D, the photos were so out of focus that it was hard to tell if there even WERE any optics.
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Jay Adeff, Photographer
Salinas | CA | USA | Posted: 12:55 PM on 02.10.10
->> I don't get it. I've been complaining for years about how bad the 70-200 2.8L IS is. It's soft at f/2.8 and really soft at 200mm. I've owned, rented, and borrowed several copies over the last seven years, and never found one that was acceptable. So, I use the 200mm 2.8L II instead, or a shorter prime if needed. But now that the new version is out, people are finally starting to talk about what a bad lens the old version was. Go figure.
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