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vulkanino

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« on: April 23, 2009, 10:52:32 AM »

I was ready with my credit card to buy this lens:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1166...0mm_f_5_6L.html
but unfortunately it is discontinued. Luckily there are some used items but the shipping cost is $1,685.00 which is too much for me  

Oh my, $120,000 for a lens... I don't think I could justify it with my wife. Not to mention I don't have that money.

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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 12:07:08 PM »

It's totally not a good deal if they aren't including the "L" pack mule.

Canon included it new didn't they?
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Sheldon N

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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 04:05:18 PM »

Quote from: benInMA
It's totally not a good deal if they aren't including the "L" pack mule.

Canon included it new didn't they?

Yes, the L Mule was part of the OEM packaging....

[attachment=13201:L_Mule.jpg]

tsjanik

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2009, 09:40:43 PM »

Quote from: vulkanino
I was ready with my credit card to buy this lens:

You could order this instead:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/4070...MCP_Reflex.html
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BernardLanguillier

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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009, 09:45:29 PM »

Quote from: benInMA
It's totally not a good deal if they aren't including the "L" pack mule.

The Asian version shipped with a pack of 3 Yaks, a Nepali certified shepard and free oil change through the first 2000 miles.



Cheers,
Bernard
« Last Edit: April 24, 2009, 09:46:10 PM by BernardLanguillier »
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2009, 11:28:58 PM »

I've actually used the 1200 (and its earlier FD version which had a built in 1.4x convertor)! Canon Oz has one that I've been able to borrow on occasion. You need a BIG tripod!!  

But really, why mess about with such a wide angle lens when you can bolt on something with some real reach - such as the third of these?

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/compa...8002000/cat.htm

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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2009, 12:05:36 AM »

Quote from: phila
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/compa...8002000/cat.htm

Still a bit too wide... try this... not sure it ships in Canon mount though...

http://www.naoj.org/Introduction/outline.html

Cheers,
Bernard
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Rob C

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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2009, 05:17:12 AM »

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Still a bit too wide... try this... not sure it ships in Canon mount though...

http://www.naoj.org/Introduction/outline.html

Cheers,
Bernard



Thanks, Bernard, at least I now understand the relevance of the Subaru logo!

Who says that LuLa ainīt educational?

Rob C
« Last Edit: April 25, 2009, 05:17:49 AM by Rob C »
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