Eek! Just ordered my new lenses

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  1. h4rri

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    Ordered the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 and the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS from my fave eBay seller :)

    £1750 lighter but got some superb lenses on the way next week :clap:
     
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    Behold the weight!

    You're going to love them.
     
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    Better get down the gym soon, or get some exo-skeletal reinforcement! :)
     
  4. h4rri

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    :rotfl:

    I know, am used to the weight these days. Guess it's years of carting my gut around ;)


    Will be shipping some of my weight to you today or Saturday ;)
     
  5. jonandjen

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    h4rri,

    Excellent choice, I'm sure you will be happy with both of these lenses (I would be !!) The 70 - 200 IS in particular is on my aspirational 'shopping list' !!

    jonanadjen:smashin:
     
  6. h4rri

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    I'm hoping so too, completes my collection for now ;) Just got to wait for Wed/Thurs now, will be like a kid on Christmas Eve until they get here :)
     
  7. h4rri

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    Bah, still not arrived yet. Only been a couple of days but it's like hell on earth:(

    I'm one of those people who can't stand waiting :(
     
  8. Tobers

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    The waiting is a killer isn't it. I hate waiting for stuff. I'm an instant fulfilment sort of person, and mail order just stresses me out soooo much.

    It'll arrive soon for sure. You did give them the right address didn't you :devil:
     
  9. h4rri

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    LOL yeah for sure :)
     
  10. h4rri

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    Hmm, after chasing hard for an answer I've now been told they won't be here until Saturday at the earliest which with the BH in the same weekend isn't garaunteed.

    After this experience I think I'll just pay the extra £500 and get them locally next time, tbh if I hadn't already paid for them I would be doing that now :(

    Will definately think long and hard about ordering anything further from them ....
     
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    £500 to wait for a week? I'd wait.
     
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    I was just thinking the same thing. £500 would buy me at least 3 weeks patience. ;)
     
  13. Tobers

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    Yeah - £500 is a lot of cash. Chill out.

    Also, if you would have spent an extra £500, then using "man logic" you can now bank that as "saved money" which you can spend on other items. So to keep you busy whilst you are waiting, I suggest you nip down to your local camera store and find out what they've got for £500.

    You can also get a cracking new Dell laptop for £500. Or a car.

    Any other idea on what h4rri can spend £500 on? This should take his mind off the wait :devil:
     
  14. Liquid101

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    How about This for starters :)
     
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    Sorry was in a foul mood so not making sense I guess. The difference is around £300 but that wasn't really the point. I paid on trust for the lenses Frid last week and was told they would be shipped Tuesday for receipt Wed. Heard nothing despite a couple of mails and started to panic, £1750 in the wind is alot of money. I planned a trip this weekend based on the lenses being here in time and now they won't be. I paid extra to have them fast and was assured they would be here mid-week.

    I'm now getting mails saying they will be here when they are here in short. I'm saying that had I known this was the case I would have either hung onto my 24-105 for another week or bought them locally, I've missed a couple of shoots [although not important/paying] it annoys me.

    When someone is contracted to supply goods to me within a given timescale I expect them to be delivered in said timescale. I understand there are always times when this isn't possible but communication is key, an email or call to explain the delay would have avoided the frustration :(

    Sorry to harp off half cocked but right now I am out £1750 and am armed on with a 17-40 and 100-400 LOL. Going to be interesting tonight ;)

    [wanders off to put all his toys back in the pram]
     
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    I totally get where you coming from, i'm quite impatient when I want something, and at the moment I work in a wholesale type business and being let down by people is a pain in the !!!!!! Like you said communication is the key, a polite phone call goes along way, being left in the dark just lights the fuse :mad:

    Hope the lenses arrive soon mate :thumbsup:
     
  17. Liquid101

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    Don't worry mate, we all know exactly how you feel :mad:

    It doesn't matter if it's coming from Hong Kong or Hull. Every day that passes without the delivery van turning up is torture.

    I find ebay the most frustrating, because you're usually dealing with people that aren't very professional, and run their 'business' from the kitchen table.
     
  18. Tobers

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    Yep - we feel your pain...
     
  19. h4rri

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    Cheers guys, just hate being let down more than I hate waiting :(

    Just hope they get here for the BH weekend so I can test them in anger :)
     
  20. Radiohead

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    I'm right in the middle of trying to exchange contracts on a house move - it's a sodding nightmare.
     
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    argh i feel the pain! i hate waiting too and it makes it all the worse with being let down and bad comms from the seller. Just keep saying to yourself though you're £300 better off

    Would you not have got any joy from jessops doing a price match?

    Hope they come soon and then look forward to seeing some pics :smashin:
     
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    h4rri - you've just been trumpted.

    Now that is real pain and suffering.
     
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    Agreed, feel that pain too having been through it recently :(

    Good luck RH and hope all goes well

    @bubble502, nah they wouldn't price match this seller and I doubt they would have stock in my local one either :(

    Have had a ring round and set-up a backup, it's only the 24-70 he's waiting on so might just pay extra carriage and get the 70-200 now. Annoys me he didn't even offer to cover the extra £10 due to the issues :(
     
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    Well it's a good day at last - we've just exchanged. Move a week tomorrow.

    Drinks are on me!
     
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    Nice one :thumbsup:
     
  26. h4rri

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    Hoo-bloody-ray just been informed they are being shipped today after again mucho chasing. Will be glad when they get here :)
     
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    Excellent news. Do you think they'll arrive by tomorrow or will they not deliver on a Saturday? Hope you do get them for the long weekend.

    Can I ask a question about your 100-400. Do you know if it is compatible with the canon 1.4x and 2x extenders?

    Cheers.
     
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    Good news h4rri, you should have them by Thursday :devil:
     
  29. h4rri

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    Hopefully :) Nope, tried the 100-400 with a 1.4TC at the hundred end and it refused to focus in bright sunlight :( The lense needs to be an f/2.8 ideally to get AF etc.
     
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    Where's the stabby smiley ;) Hopefully *fingers crossed* they should arrive tomorrow, if not it will be Wed :(
     

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