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AlpineMan
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p.1 #1 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


I just bought a used 85mm f1.2L II lens with UZ date code. It came with the usual suspect:

1) Front/rear Canon lens caps
2) ES-79II hood
3) LP1219 case

It also included a CD and warranty card. I didn't notice a printed user manual however unlike my old UV date code 85mm lens. Is this the norm now? The manual is in the included CD instead?

Thanks.



Dec 30, 2011 at 06:12 AM
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p.1 #2 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


My 85L2 didn't come with a CD. I guess it came with a manual; while I am one who usually reads manuals, I don't think I ever looked at a manual for a lens. Curious what's inside


Dec 30, 2011 at 06:32 AM
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p.1 #3 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


Dunno about that lens but I have got CD's in the last 2 lenses.... I guess a move away from paper... I would like to tell you what was on the CD but well... I didn't open it cause I just don't read manuals


Dec 30, 2011 at 06:37 AM
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p.1 #4 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


No cd with mine!


Dec 30, 2011 at 06:46 AM
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p.1 #5 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


Just curious what they are thinking - that would have to be a mini-CD, and I am not so sure how many people actually have a computer to read that thing these days (only desktops have tray loaders, people have more and more laptops and iPads, and you can't put a mini CD into a slot loader).


Dec 30, 2011 at 06:57 AM
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p.1 #6 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


It's actually a full size CD...not mini-CD. Ok, I guess I received everything that a UZ date coded lens is supposed to come with.


Dec 30, 2011 at 07:28 AM
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p.1 #7 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


I bought a 100mm Macro IS L and it didn't come with a printed manual, only a CD.




Dec 30, 2011 at 07:33 AM
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p.1 #8 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


Many recent lenses have been coming with a CD instead of a printed manual. My 70-200 f/4L IS had a CD.


Dec 30, 2011 at 07:58 AM
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p.1 #9 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


stanj wrote:
Just curious what they are thinking - that would have to be a mini-CD, and I am not so sure how many people actually have a computer to read that thing these days (only desktops have tray loaders, people have more and more laptops and iPads, and you can't put a mini CD into a slot loader).

Why would it have to be a mini CD?
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Slot loaders ISN'T restricted to desktop computers. Plenty of laptops are equipped with trays.

If you don't have a DVD drive then why not just download the manual?
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_85mm_f_1_2l_ii_usm#BrochuresAndManuals

Welcome to the future



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p.1 #10 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


I just received several lenses that included full-size CD's. I think they are a waste. 1) aside from maybe a super-tele or TS-E, why in the world would you need a manual for a lens and 2) if they're going to include a CD, the assumption is there will be a computer involved. Which means they could just bypass the CD entirely and direct users to a .pdf library on the website.

I'm not a greenie, but a useless CD is just as wasteful as a useless booklet.



Dec 30, 2011 at 08:07 AM
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p.1 #11 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


Providing a CD is probably cheaper then providing a printed manual. I bet some people will cry when they deliver the lens without a manual at all. If only because they think resale value will degrade.


Dec 30, 2011 at 09:13 AM
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p.1 #12 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


Canon Australia sells spare copies of manuals for $50+


Dec 30, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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p.1 #13 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


Dawei Ye wrote:
Canon Australia sells spare copies of manuals for $50+


There you go



Dec 30, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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p.1 #14 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


My recent 70-200 came with a cd as well.


Dec 30, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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p.1 #15 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


JakobT wrote:
Why would it have to be a mini CD?
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Slot loaders ISN'T restricted to desktop computers. Plenty of laptops are equipped with trays.


It would have to be a mini CD to fit inside an 85L box. To make the box bigger just so it can fit a full-size CD would be pretty irrational.

As for tray loading laptops - somehow I forgot about those - I guess I don't consider those laptops, but rather whales



Dec 30, 2011 at 03:54 PM
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p.1 #16 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


I have both UV and UZ lens boxes in front of me. UZ box is slightly larger than the other. The full size CD it came with fits just fine.


Dec 30, 2011 at 04:07 PM
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p.1 #17 · What comes w/ Canon 85mm f1.2L II lens?


I noticed that all lenses that I bought new starting sometime in mid-2010 now come with CDs.


Dec 30, 2011 at 04:18 PM





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