Original Packaging of 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II

Started Sep 11, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Re: Original Packaging of 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II
In reply to dprsok, Sep 11, 2010

dprsok wrote:

I'll give it a shot...

Caps and ring on the lens.
I thought the cloth was actually a bag...over the lens.
Small bag over the hood with the opening towards the large end, tucked inside.
The medium bag over the cloth covered lens.
One ring in the bottom of the lens pouch.
Lens, front element down in the lens pouch, inside the ring.
The other ring over the mounting end of the lens.
The hood over the mount end of the lens. The rear cap should protrude.
(or is it the hood first, and then the ring?)
Toss the carry strap in the pouch.
Close the pouch.
Large bag over the pouch.
One box insert into the box.
Pouch with lens inserts into the insert.
Put manual and card into box.
Put the other box insert into the box over the top of the lens pouch.

Sounds about how I remember it. One thing for certain, this lens was packaged to survive an earquake, truck roll-over and a bomb blast without any shock or impact damage. It seemed even more secure than the 300mm f/2.8 that comes in it's own miniature suitcase.

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