The legendary CANON 80-200mm f2.8 ELLLL

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  1. Thor the Mighty

    Thor the Mighty TPF Noob!

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    so after a month of saving up for a canon 70-200mm f2.8 usm L i found an 80-200mm f2.8 L on KEH.com but its in bargain condition which means its going to look like trash. my question to all of you is do you know where i can get one of these lenses because they're really hard to find but i just cant spend 1100 bucks on a freakin white lens. any advice/guidance is appreciated.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The 80-200 F2.8 L...aka: The Magic Drain Pipe.

    I scan E-bay for these, from time to time. I'm going to rent one for a wedding in August. I hear the image quality is just as good as the newer ones.

    If you're saving up for the white one, might as well go all the way and get the F2.8 IS.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My advice...

    Call up KEH and find out just exactly why the lens is BGN condition... it might be something that is acceptable for your purposes.

    Since your budget is under $1100 (as you admitted), finding a quality lens of that caliber will require some sacrifices....

    don't make assumptions...
     
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    Is a Sigma out of the question?
     
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    yeah sigma is out of the question. i've read up on this drainpipe deal and its exactly what im looking for. i dont care if its white, and if i did then yeah the IS version would be the way to go but there aint enough money in my account to make that happen hahah. thanks for the catch on ebay hopefully ill get paid before it ends. any idea on how high that thing will go?
     
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    Its not white
    Its not IS
    but don't forget it isn't USM either.

    how high on ebay.. you guess is as much as mine...
     
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    lol i just said all of that thanks.
     
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    I´ve had mine since 1993

    LOVE IT

    ...and I´m sorry but you cant´have it...:cheers:
     
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    Hence the third-party suggestion which would have USM... but then I guess you wouldn't be able to tell people you have L glass :p
     
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    Just got my 70-200 f/2.8 USM. This is one large, heavy lens! $1140 at B&H and $14 Shipping.(USA warranty) You can find it for about $20 less at other sites but I am not sure how reputable they are. The IS version is MUCH more expensive.
     
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    A lot of the 80-200's had a loose rubber grip on the zoom swivel. Maybe that's what's up with the condition at KEH?
     

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