6ave via eBay offers the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS III USM AF Lens, model no. 2751B002, for $1,529 with free shipping. That's $171 less than our mention of an open-box unit from last October and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's the best for a new unit today by $246.) It comes with a lens cap, tripod mount, and lens hood.
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