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Ive been offered a Canon 28 - 70mm L f2.8 for £ 500

What do you think


Some fast ones please as I feel this will go

Steve:hail:
 

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Do you mean the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM? New or used? If used, in what condition? Could be a great deal...or a not-so-great deal. On this side of the pond, B&H offers that lens new for about £572. You be the judge.
 

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Bear in mind that because of the way we in the UK are robbed blind, er I mean things are priced differently, a lens that sells in the US for $1,119.00 will never sell in the UK for £575 as a basic conversion suggests. Jessops sell the 24-70mm f/2.8L USM for £850, so if that lens is indeed available for £500 new or as new then it sounds like a good deal to me. If it wasn't a typo and you did mean 28-70mm, I'm not sure it's such a good deal.
 

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Jessops! I could not, for the life of me, remember that name or I'd have done a quick price check there. Even though knew there'd be market differences over and above a simple currency conversion, I really didn't think it'd be quite that much. That stings.
 
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It is the Canon EF 28 - 70 L USM, and I got it for £485-00

Will have it next week I hope

Lowest I saw one was for £695-00

£210 Saving on a MINT condition Boxed

Cant Wait!!!
 

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Wasn't really sure if you meant the discontinued model or not. Couldn't say if that's a good deal in your market but I've read that it's a fine lens. Hope works well for you and look forward to seeing your shots with it.
 

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Bear in mind that because of the way we in the UK are robbed blind, er I mean things are priced differently, a lens that sells in the US for $1,119.00 will never sell in the UK for £575 as a basic conversion suggests.

This is not limited to the UK ... not sure if it holds for Europe as a whole, but at least in Germany prices are comparable to UK prices ... which is 10-40% more than in the US ...
 

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Its the discontinued version of the 24-70mm f2.8L. It is suppose to be a good lens.

There is an affluent camera shop here that has a mint one for $899 US dollars but keep in mind they tend to be priced high because of their clientel.
 
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I will get the lens on Wednesday, and weather permitting I will get some shots and post them

Cheers

Steve
 

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