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Canon EF 70-200 L IS mkII lens

User_Removed 18 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2011 12:22PM
I've seen the above lens for sale at a very good price on line at 'Simply Electronics' for 400 + less than most of the big names.

Anyone dealt with these before ?



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Henners88 11 204 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2011 12:36PM
They haven't got the best reputation mate to be honest but some people are lucky with them.. Smile
Overread 11 4.1k 19 England
10 Aug 2011 12:45PM
I've heard a lot of horror stories about Simply electronics and to be honest I've heard far more bad than good about them, especially so should anything actually go wrong with the order or the unit. If you want to go cheaper than the big names I'd, personal, go to Kerso (flash camera store on ebay); its grey import, but canon L lenses come with international warranties and he's a reliable and widely used dealer. You can even deal outside of ebay (and paypal if you so choose) and lose the transaction fees on those services with him.
Heck my own 70-200mm MII came from him.
indemnity 11 334
10 Aug 2011 12:47PM
Bought a few high value Canon items from them a year or so ago. No real issues, just a delay on one, and fortunatley none of the items 'failed'. However, you do not receive the manufacturer's warranty/registration card, but their own guarantee card... so, caveat emptor.
Try - for best price uk supplier.
orts 9 4 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2011 12:50PM
I have just looked at Simply Electronics web site and the IS version is just over 800.00
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
10 Aug 2011 12:51PM
Walk away Gerry... This Company has been discussed many times. Overall consensus is to go elsewhere.

Is the f4 or the f2.8 Gerry?

One Stop Digital are very good...
Snapper Plus
15 4.5k 3 United States Outlying Islands
10 Aug 2011 12:55PM
General consensus is to leave them well alone, especially on a high-value item like that lens. Kerso comes highly recommended and will save you quite a bit if you email him directly, rather than going through his ebay shop where the prices are higher due to ebay fees. His email address is
User_Removed 18 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2011 2:18PM
f2.8 Mike.

That's it. I've heard enough. Thanks guys.
adrian_w Plus
12 3.8k 4 England
10 Aug 2011 4:04PM
A recent thread about SE here
User_Removed 18 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2011 4:34PM
Thanks Adrian. I read with interest.
User_Removed 18 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2011 5:13PM
Blimey. That was a close shave! Wink

Thanks everyone.

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