First time poster, long time lurker
I've just recently got back into photography and been reading digitalSLR forum and trying to learn as much as I can.
I used to do photography as a side subject in Uni as I knew I would one day come back to it. DSLR and learning to use photoshop is very different from developing in a darkroom, but I'm getting the hang of photoshop.
Anyway I've been trying to find out as much as I can about the 70-200 f2.8L IS, as that would be my next purchase, hoping to get it on the cheap from a friend that works in a wholesale/distribution company. He advised me that he has contacted Canon product manager and they said that Canon Aus does not have any stock, and this lens will be discontinuing making way for a new one, and what ever stock is left is in the japan's factory.
I've also read on other forum that Canon Aus will be increasing its price on all the lens soon, due to the decreasing AUD.
Has anyone heard of any of these rumors? if they are discontinuing I'd rather wait for the new version to come out, if not I'd buy the current stock before the price rises.