Pricing on the 85 f/1.2L II

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  1. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I see the Canon 85 f/1.2L II has an instant rebate ($130) until July 11th. B&H has it for $1,769 and Amazon has it for $1,707.

    The 'regular' price at B&H is $1,899

    Amazon is out of stock right now, but I'm considering placing the order anyway to get locked into the lower price. I haven't followed this lens's prices for awhile - does it regularly fall below $1,700?
     
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    I cannot answer your question, but I hope you do get it. I got a 5D mkII from my wife yesterday, and I snooped and saw an 85 1.2L in the closet for my birthday in 2 weeks. I cannot wait to pair the two together.

    With the way the prices are going, they could be even higher before long. I would grab one.
     
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    I think that it is pretty amazing for Canon to drop its pricing like that. I would snatch it while you can.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    ...Lucky bastard. ;)
    I doubt that it's hurting them much... A hundred bucks off on a two thousand dollar lens isn't really that much... (that's like having free shipping)

    Still, better than no discount. ;)
     
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    Thanks, ......and I am. Shes great and very supportive of the new business venture.
     
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    got it from Newegg for $1699. :)
     
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    I think your wife need to talk to my wife !!!:lmao:
     
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    Fantastic! Happy for you man! They say its like no other lens! Canon 85 1.2 L......dreamy!
     
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    I shoot with someone that has the 5D mkII and a 85 1.2 and he uses it to perfection. I will warn you right now, that lens takes a LOT of practice to master. Also, you will find that you rarely use it at F/1.2, the DOF is very shallow and sharpness drops a LOT. At F/2 things start to get very interesting!

    Congrats!
     
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    Thats what they say Jerry. Once you master it, its unbelievable. Mmmmmm....shallow DOF!
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Now, Canon's 50mm F/1.2... that is a love hate relationship. Some love it, others hate it, but no one can call that a small lens... LOL
     
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    I met someone with a 5dmk(something) with a 50mm f/1.4 and thought Geesh......WAFL (errr.., that would be What A Functional Lens).


    That's the thing.... you'll probably never or sparingly use f/1.2, but what you get from stopping down is probably amazing.
     

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