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    Re: 70-200



    I'm thinking of picking one up very soon... but now I'm wondering why is it being discontinued... is something better coming out!?

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    Re: 70-200



    The reply came quickly:


    "Dear Sean

    The latest information I have from our purchasing manager is that it has indeed been discontinued.

    I don't have anything official to tell you in terms of information on a replacement, but there appears there may be some "inside info" here:

    http://www.canonrumors.com/category/photography/canon-lenses/


    Sincerely


    Helen Oster
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    It's interesting that she referenced the same article that spurned the question. I didn't find any real answers as to a replacement, but it looks as if it has certainly been discontinued.

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    Re: 70-200



    Quote Originally Posted by peety3


    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Setters


    You know, I can't see them making a Mark II of this lens. There's nothing glaringly wrong with the lens that's worth changing.
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    It's far too old to have the new sub-wavelength coatings like the 24/1.4II and newer glass. Most everything with the new coatings seems to be getting amazing reviews compared to their predecessors.
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    If they added the latestcoatings and 4 stop IS? Seems like that would end the 70-200mm f/4 IS or 70-200mm f2.8 IS debate. How much of a price increase do think it would be?
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    Re: 70-200



    I guess it's time to grab a 70-200 f/2.8L IS now if you NEED one. The new version will definitely cost more and you will have to wait fora while to get your hands on one.

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    Re: 70-200



    HOLD UP!!!


    Just got a second reply from Helen.


    "<span style="color: #000099;"]Dear Sean
    <div></div>
    <div><span style="color: #000099;"]It appears that I completely mis-read the message I was sent by the purchasing department, my apologies.</div>
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    <div><span style="color: #000099;"]I understand that we have NO official word, after all, that this has been discontinued - we just can't get any at the moment.</div>
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    <div><span style="color: #000099;"]I do apologize for the iffy information; I usually do my best to get everything right first time!</div>
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    <span style="color: #000099;"]
    Sincerely

    Helen Oster
    Adorama Camera Customer Service Ambassador"



    Hmm...interesting turnaround.

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    They're toying with us!!! [:P]

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    Re: 70-200



    I figured the 24-70 would get updated long before the 70-200.

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    Wow it is amazing how fast rumors fly. I've already seen two different sites (dpreview and canonrumors) report supposed "confirmation" of the discontinuation of this lens. This is just out of hand.

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    Re: 70-200



    Quote Originally Posted by wickerprints


    Wow it is amazing how fast rumors fly. I've already seen two different sites (dpreview and canonrumors) report supposed "confirmation" of the discontinuation of this lens. This is just out of hand.
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    That's why I attempted to go straight to the source. CanonRumors listed an email from Helen as the source of the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS discontinuation. She even referenced the site in her first reply, so I have no doubt she told someone else that it had been discontinued, and that person forwarded the info to CanonRumors. From what she's saying nowshe misread the initial information, andsimplycannot confirm or deny the discontinuation.

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    Re: 70-200



    This certainly complicates things a bit&hellip;

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