I’ve been looking for this lens for a while now. Most camera dealers I talked to said that Canon products coming from Japan had really slowed down.
Last week I walked into B&C Camera on Sahara here in Vegas and saw 4 big beautiful red and white Canon EF lens boxes that were clearly labeled “Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS II USM!”
I left the store on a mission. This weekend I listed a couple of my other lenses on CraigsList.com and sold them both which enabled me to hurry on down to B&C Camera today and walk out with my new 70-200!
I just went directly to the strip and broke in the new glass. I have never been so instantly impressed with a lens before like I was with this one. The focus is quick. The f2.8 produced beautiful bokeh, blurred background. The clarity and focus was amazing!
Anyway, here are some of the shots that I took with the new lens today. Click on the images to see the full sized version.