True story. I was lined up to work on a shoot where I really needed Image Stabilization on a 70-200mm. I ponied up $2500 full retail price to get one shipped in time for the shoot.
Today there's a pretty amazing deal on this lens I wished I had at the time of my purchase. At B&H, the new $2500 70-200mm F/2.8L IS lens immediately drops down to just $2199, and combined with another $300 Mail-in-Rebate, your final total is just $1899. Just add the item to cart to see changes. [Update: Go beyond cart to see changes]
For a limited time, and limited quantity at this price. (found here).
Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II