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I have been debating purchase of this lens for some time now as well.

It would be educational for me and maybe some others as well if you could let us know the condition rating this particular lens was assigned. (7, 8, 9, etc.)

Congrats,and thanks in advance for a reply to this!

-Tim



Dec 21, 2011 at 04:56 PM
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My time with my copy is coming to an end unfortunately. It's one of those pieces of equipment that seems to be more than the sum of its parts.

Yours should bring you a lot of great photographic moments saneproductions, and hopefully some great memories.

Best of luck with your copy and have fun!
R.



Dec 21, 2011 at 05:40 PM
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T-bone1 wrote:
I have been debating purchase of this lens for some time now as well.

It would be educational for me and maybe some others as well if you could let us know the condition rating this particular lens was assigned. (7, 8, 9, etc.)

Congrats,and thanks in advance for a reply to this!

-Tim


This lens was rated V according to Adorama's grading system here:
http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?op=conditionnotice

The price was less due to the lack of hood (which are around $400 to replace), cap, and Canon hard case.

I was really happy to buy from Adorama. I get the piece of mind of the protection from after purchase failure.



Dec 22, 2011 at 03:58 AM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · My 200 F1.8L is on the way!


Sold mine for 200 f2 and never regretted it or looked back. I don't find myself missing 1.8 with dslr iso reaching better and better heights and the faster AF and reliability of canon being around if I ever need a repair give me peace of mind. The 1.8 version is a great lens and you can't help but love it.


@1.8






EF200mm f/2L IS USM +1.4x @f/3.5






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Dec 22, 2011 at 04:06 AM
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in the woods today with my dog and 5d2 w/200 1.8









Dec 22, 2011 at 04:11 AM
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saneproduction wrote:
This lens was rated V according to Adorama's grading system here:
http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?op=conditionnotice

I was really happy to buy from Adorama. I get the piece of mind of the protection from after purchase failure.


For anyone who doesn't know: for units rated D, V, E+, E and E- there is a 6-month warranty; (for all other grades 90-days) and for everything a 30-day returns policy, which means we will also cover the cost of shipping back to us during the first 30 days if the item is not as described eg has a fault which we hadn't disclosed.




Dec 22, 2011 at 07:00 AM
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I am soooo excited!! The lens gets here tomorrow morning!


Dec 23, 2011 at 02:29 AM
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Such b/s every time I see one of these threads...reminds me that I'll end up owning one in my days...fml.


Dec 23, 2011 at 02:39 AM
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PetKal wrote:
Well, Reno, it is not hard to recommend lenses of legendary reputation. Unfortunately, at the moment I am Pipeless myself, but I should remedy that soon (hopefully).

Peter, I bought one of your pipes from Mike (Tanglefoot47). It is my first pipe and I really like it. Thanks for taking good care of it.



Dec 23, 2011 at 02:41 AM
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Helen,

May want to update that to say "only to US customers". When I've tried returning things in the past it was never once paid for by Adorama...



Dec 23, 2011 at 02:42 AM
 

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saneproduction wrote:
I am soooo excited!! The lens gets here tomorrow morning!


Mike, we are all excited for you too.
Let me share with you my initial checks of a new lens, as soon as it comes out of the box:
(1) Visual inspection all over, operate all switches and MF ring.
(2) Glass inspection from both sides using a flashlight.
(3) Mount on a camera and verifiy all functions such as MF, EMD opening/closing, etc..
(4) AF calibration/sharpness test on three staggered battery cells (or pop cans), shot wide open and at MFD.

Only after the above is OK I take the lens outside.



Dec 23, 2011 at 02:47 AM
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Thanks Peter! I will follow your instructions!


Dec 23, 2011 at 03:04 AM
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mfreardon wrote:
I am glad to hear you are happy with that Pipe. The lens had just about a near perfect IQ.



Dec 23, 2011 at 03:06 AM
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petkal, you were mentioned in a thread earlier...you should respond to it lol..

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1070914



Dec 23, 2011 at 03:15 AM
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RobertLynn wrote:
petkal, you were mentioned in a thread earlier... you should respond to it lol..

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1070914


I just did. You da master.



Dec 23, 2011 at 03:42 AM
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Hi All,

I got the lens today as promised and it is awesome! I got freaked out for a second because the canon gelatin II filter is a bit scratched and I thought it was the rear element. It was only the drop in filter (any idea how to remove this from the holder?). I took out the metal bracket, but it doesn’t seem to want to come out. It is in great condition and I followed Peter's set instructions and it passed everything!

All in all I am super happy!

UH Date code (1993)

All photos shot raw and not processed. 1:1 crops included.






























This really freaked me out until I saw it was the filter… Totally wan't expecting a filter anyway, so no big deal






































Dec 24, 2011 at 12:03 AM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · My 200 F1.8L is on the way!


Man, excellent xmas present for yourself! I envy you


Dec 24, 2011 at 12:13 AM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · My 200 F1.8L is on the way!


fyi: the lens is setup to have a glass filter in it. the lens produces sharper pics with a filter. i am not too techie to explain why but i am sure someone will chime in.

merry Christmas.



Dec 24, 2011 at 12:22 AM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · My 200 F1.8L is on the way!


Mike, that looks very good.
Now, about that scratched drop-in filter, that can be easily replaced.
Yet, I think that the filter condition warrantied a specific disclosure.....perhepas Helen/Adorama can do something about that ?
Adorama carries the holder.
The filter is important for proper AF calibration, and it also keeps the dust out of the rear element cavity.....therefore, it shouldn't be removed and it has to be optically clear.

How does the MF feel.....is it snug enough, i.e., it doesn't clatter ?
When you are spinning the MF ring in either direction, do you hear any scraping or grating noise ?

Take the lens into your hands......one hand close to the mount, the other close to the front.
Now, "twist" the lens with each hand in opposite direction, back and forth. There should be no slack/movement between the lens halves, i.e., the entire barrel feels as a solid one piece.

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Dec 24, 2011 at 12:23 AM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · My 200 F1.8L is on the way!


saneproduction wrote:
http://i545.photobucket.com/albums/hh376/mortimer4hire/0a49fff7.jpg


i think you're suppose to focus on the center battery



Dec 24, 2011 at 12:27 AM
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