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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens (Refurbished) EXPIRED

SIR_of_Cricket 1,131 March 10, 2013 at 09:30 AM in Tech & Electronics (4) More Canon Deals
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Promoted 03-10-2013 at 12:58 PM View Original Post
Shop Canon USA has Refurbished Lenses on Sale at up to 30% off. Shipping is free. Thanks coolblues

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Edited March 11, 2013 at 08:42 AM by SIR_of_Cricket
Didn't see this posted anywhere. 70-200 II and bunch of other lenses 15-30% off. I ordered during the last sale and mine was a good as new (manufactured in '12)

http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/..._275764_-1

Refurb Cameras :
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/...1_-1_29252

Other lenses :
http://shop.usa.canon.com/webapp/..._-1_22751#

Mods please merge if repost.

Comes with 90 Days warranty from Canon and has a Carry Case + Hood.

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#76
also - heads up to those with aafes account - you can price match and get this with 4 year warranty for little under 2K
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#77
Quote from sniperruff View Post :
1. The only 70-300mm Canon lens is the EF 70-300mm IS USM. It is a very useful EF lens but does not compare to the 70-200mm f2.8 IS, which you'd be able to take pictures at faster shutter speed in the same conditions.
there is, another
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Quote from tivoboy View Post :
there is, another
Yeah I know. The DO as I mentioned and the L lens as brysoncj did.

The 70-210mm f4 he mentioned is supposed to be a gem as well. Personally I find IS too useful on the EF-S 55-250mm that I consider it to be one of the best value Canon Lenses, after the 50mm f1.8.
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Quote from DealMayhem View Post :
There are five states in the US without a sales tax, they are:
  1. Alaska
  2. Delaware
  3. Montana
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Oregon
Yeah...someone told me earlier...i have an aunt who is retired in Oregon, but the problem is that she travels over the world nowdays, so i didnt want to buy it and ship it there with a signature required...oh well..

Didn't Canon sell refurbished 70-200mm F2.8L IS II last year for like $1,599? Guess it went up $100 this year...lol
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#80
Although both are currently out of stock, how does the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L ($1,699 refurb on Canon's site) compare to the Canon EF 28-300 f3.5/5.6 ($1,828 refurb on Canon's site) for shooting sporting events? Is it worth trading the 2.8L on the 70-200 for the higher "zoom" on the 28-300?
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Quote from 90Tiger View Post :
Although both are currently out of stock, how does the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L ($1,699 refurb on Canon's site) compare to the Canon EF 28-300 f3.5/5.6 ($1,828 refurb on Canon's site) for shooting sporting events? Is it worth trading the 2.8L on the 70-200 for the higher "zoom" on the 28-300?
I've never used the super zoom, so I can't attest to the distortion issues brought up on various review sites. Depending on the sport, the wide angle range of the lens will probably be unnecessary most of the time. If you're shooting the field, the longer end will use up the bulk of your shots. I would argue that 200mm at @ f/2.8, 280mm @ f/4 and 400mm @ f/5.6 are more useful than an insane zoom range with variable slow apertures. If you're looking for a versatile multipurpose lens with minimum necessary distortion, the 28-300 probably fits the bill. Neither lens is very space efficient, so I didn't consider it. If it were me, and I needed a lens for sports, I'd consider the 70-200 the more appropriate choice; . My chief bias being addicted to wide apertures more so than zoom range.
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Quote from brysoncj View Post :
I've never used the super zoom, so I can't attest to the distortion issues brought up on various review sites. Depending on the sport, the wide angle range of the lens will probably be unnecessary most of the time. If you're shooting the field, the longer end will use up the bulk of your shots. I would argue that 200mm at @ f/2.8, 280mm @ f/4 and 400mm @ f/5.6 are more useful than an insane zoom range with variable slow apertures. If you're looking for a versatile multipurpose lens with minimum necessary distortion, the 28-300 probably fits the bill. Neither lens is very space efficient, so I didn't consider it. If it were me, and I needed a lens for sports, I'd consider the 70-200 the more appropriate choice; . My chief bias being addicted to wide apertures more so than zoom range.
Thanks for the feedback. I should have provided more detail on my current setup and use. I currently have the 18-135 (3.5-5.6) Canon lens and use it to take pictures of my kids' sporting events (baseball, basketball, soccer, football,etc). I take the pictures for fun and take them to share with the entire team. So far, I have been pleased with the quality of the shots I have taken. For most of the sports, I can get close enough to the field so the 18-135 works well; however, for baseball (and sometimes soccer), I am usually further from the field and/or the action and the 18-135 does not give me enough reach to get to the outfield (baseball) or the other end of the field (soccer). I was thinking a high "zoom" lens (I am a newbie so I still think in terms of "zoom") would allow me to reach out to the outfield or the other end of the field. For that, I was thinking the 28-300 would be more useful than the 70-200 since the 70-200 doesn't give me any more reach than my 18-135. Or am I approaching this incorrectly? Since I take the pictures at 18MP resolution, should I consider that I can enlarge/crop the pictures I take to get the final image I want? I just post the pictures I take on a website and allow the parents to download them at no charge (or order them themselves) so I just upload the pictures as they are taken. I don't do any editing/zooming/cropping before uploading them. Any additional comments/suggestions would be appreciated. I will admit that I am having a difficult time wrapping my mind around the concepts of focal length/aperature and the interplay between them.
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#83
The lens is back in stock! The 15% off is gone but you can can actually make this sweeter by going through the loyalty program giving you 20% off. Only draw is you need an old canon (working or non) camera, and be willing to buy a refurbished current camera.

I pulled the trigger on the T3i w/ 18-55mm and the 70-200mm IS USM II. Will resell the T3i on CL or something and keep the lens. Good luck! If you are looking for a non-working canon, check your local thrift store. I got a couple at my goodwill for $4 each.

$447.99 for T3i + 18-55mm
$1599.99 for 70-200mm
Plus tax & free s&h
=
$2,175.31

I even got a Gadget Bag 200DG bag for free. Sell on CL for $25, and the bag is not refurbished if that matters.
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Quote from stutter55 View Post :
The lens is back in stock! The 15% off is gone but you can can actually make this sweeter by going through the loyalty program giving you 20% off. Only draw is you need an old canon (working or non) camera, and be willing to buy a refurbished current camera.

I pulled the trigger on the T3i w/ 18-55mm and the 70-200mm IS USM II. Will resell the T3i on CL or something and keep the lens. Good luck! If you are looking for a non-working canon, check your local thrift store. I got a couple at my goodwill for $4 each.

$447.99 for T3i + 18-55mm
$1599.99 for 70-200mm
Plus tax & free s&h
=
$2,175.31

I even got a Gadget Bag 200DG bag for free. Sell on CL for $25, and the bag is not refurbished if that matters.
loyalty program doesnt work on lenses from what i recall.
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Quote from inquisitive View Post :
loyalty program doesnt work on lenses from what i recall.
That is correct to a certain degree. You aren't able to trade in a camera for a lens. But if you trade in a old canon camera for another refurbished camera, you are able to buy lens at 20% off. Hence the reason I purchased a T3i.
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Quote from stutter55 View Post :
That is correct to a certain degree. You aren't able to trade in a camera for a lens. But if you trade in a old canon camera for another refurbished camera, you are able to buy lens at 20% off. Hence the reason I purchased a T3i.
wasn't aware of that.
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#87
whoops wrong thread
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