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Title: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Canon Rumors on March 17, 2014, 06:19:47 PM

B&H Photo is currently selling the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II for $1799 after mail-in rebate. You can add the lens to your cart and see the discounted price of $1999 before the $200 mail-in rebate.


This is probably only for a very limited time.


Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 after mail-in rebate (Reg $2299)


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Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Sanaraken on March 17, 2014, 06:37:17 PM
Waiting for a triple dip. Just like the 24-70 f/4. So I can get it for $1599. I sold my 24-70II serial 82 because of the clicking noise while zooming.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Jamesy on March 17, 2014, 08:38:46 PM
Waiting for a triple dip. Just like the 24-70 f/4. So I can get it for $1599. I sold my 24-70II serial 82 because of the clicking noise while zooming.
You sold a malfunctioning lens on the used market? Did you disclose it to the seller?
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: nchaparro on March 17, 2014, 11:38:26 PM
Sanaraken, what do you mean by triple dip?
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Lee Jay on March 17, 2014, 11:49:27 PM
Shouldn't be more than $899.  In fact, I'd probably still buy the Tamron for $1,299 even if the Canon were $899.

It needs IS and thus this one needs to be discontinued.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: duydaniel on March 17, 2014, 11:52:26 PM
$1800 is NOT a small amount. They couldn't sell it well enough that's why they "drop" the price which is still over priced.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 18, 2014, 06:10:39 AM
Waiting for a triple dip. Just like the 24-70 f/4. So I can get it for $1599. I sold my 24-70II serial 82 because of the clicking noise while zooming.
You sold a malfunctioning lens on the used market? Did you disclose it to the seller?
He said clicking noise, not "malfunctioning".
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Jamesy on March 18, 2014, 06:27:19 AM
Waiting for a triple dip. Just like the 24-70 f/4. So I can get it for $1599. I sold my 24-70II serial 82 because of the clicking noise while zooming.
You sold a malfunctioning lens on the used market? Did you disclose it to the seller?
He said clicking noise, not "malfunctioning".
Either way, I would hope he disclosed the 'clicking' if it was not evident to the seller is all I'm saying. This is not a nifty-fifty we are talking about here...
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 18, 2014, 07:28:00 AM
Waiting for a triple dip. Just like the 24-70 f/4. So I can get it for $1599. I sold my 24-70II serial 82 because of the clicking noise while zooming.
You sold a malfunctioning lens on the used market? Did you disclose it to the seller?
He said clicking noise, not "malfunctioning".
Either way, I would hope he disclosed the 'clicking' if it was not evident to the seller is all I'm saying. This is not a nifty-fifty we are talking about here...
Not necessary ... it is the responsibility of the person who is buying the second hand item to check it thoroughly before he buys ... like you said "it is not a nifty-fifty we are talking about here".
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Jamesy on March 18, 2014, 07:38:38 AM
Not necessary ... it is the responsibility of the person who is buying the second hand item to check it thoroughly before he buys ... like you said "it is not a nifty-fifty we are talking about here".
Nice. I hope I am never on the buying end of one of your deals. I have bought my fair share of stuff on CL and  and have always done my due diligence, I'm not saying the buyer should bypass this step but the seller should disclose this type of thing is all I'm saying. It is called integrity. Check out the buy and sell at Fred Miranda sometime and you will see what I mean, close-ups of chips and usually full disclosure of any issues the seller is aware of.

I would still like to hear from the OP if they disclosed the 'clicking', just curious...
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 18, 2014, 07:46:37 AM
Not necessary ... it is the responsibility of the person who is buying the second hand item to check it thoroughly before he buys ... like you said "it is not a nifty-fifty we are talking about here".
Nice. I hope I am never on the buying end of one of your deals. I have bought my fair share of stuff on CL and  and have always done my due diligence, I'm not saying the buyer should bypass this step but the seller should disclose this type of thing is all I'm saying. It is called integrity. Check out the buy and sell at Fred Miranda sometime and you will see what I mean, close-ups of chips and usually full disclosure of any issues the seller is aware of.

I would still like to hear from the OP if they disclosed the 'clicking', just curious...
I sold over 2 dozen lenses, 9 DSLR cameras, 3 laptops and 3 smartphones to my colleagues in the office, who I see everyday for the past 7 years. But I also do not sell my used cameras & lenses to certain people who are easily paranoid about the smallest of things or those who assume the other person is in the wrong without even knowing the facts, coz they are the headache people ... so no worries, I would never sell anything to you. ;)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Sanaraken on March 18, 2014, 08:03:30 AM
Waiting for a triple dip. Just like the 24-70 f/4. So I can get it for $1599. I sold my 24-70II serial 82 because of the clicking noise while zooming.
You sold a malfunctioning lens on the used market? Did you disclose it to the seller?

Its none of your business in how I sell my lenses! The lens is not malfunctioning. I just did not like it having a slight clicking sound when zooming in. It did not affect IQ. Buyers know of the clicking. Thats why he got it for a cheaper price.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: neuroanatomist on March 18, 2014, 08:53:16 AM
$1800 is NOT a small amount. They couldn't sell it well enough that's why they "drop" the price which is still over priced.

When the lens was launched, the larger online vendors had trouble keeping it in stock.  Admittedly, that could have been due to supply, but regardless, they had no trouble selling the lens.  It's common for lens pricing to drop from the launch price after a few months or a couple of years.  I expect it's part of the strategy - sell at a premium to those who are willing to pay, then drop the price to attract additional buyers.  Or maybe Sigma and Tamron can't sell enough lenses, either, which is why their prices drop, sometimes more precipitously.  With the Canon lens, at least, the used market value is more likely to remain high than with a 3rd party lens.

It needs IS and thus this one needs to be discontinued.

Thanks for sharing your opinion. You are welcome to not buy the lens. In the 24-70mm focal range with the subjects I shoot with the lens, my shutter speeds are either fast enough to obviate the need for IS, or I'm shooting landscapes from a tripod.  A blanket statement that the lens needs to be discontinued because it lacks image stabilization is just plain silly. 
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: wD_Boston on March 18, 2014, 09:05:17 AM
I've had my 24-70 along with my 1Dx for 14 months, buyers regret..........not yet.

Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 18, 2014, 09:15:39 AM
Shouldn't be more than $899.  In fact, I'd probably still buy the Tamron for $1,299 even if the Canon were $899.

It needs IS and thus this one needs to be discontinued.
Ignorance is bliss  ::) and you obviously do not own the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II lens ... I have owned both the lenses (Canon 24-70 L II & the Tamron 24-70 VC) ... granted that Tamron is great value for money but the Canon is made of superior optics ... anyone who thinks that the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II should be no more than $899 is extremely unintelligent.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: expatinasia on March 18, 2014, 09:23:04 AM
Blimey, there are a lot of handbags being thrown around in this thread!

Chill out guys!!
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: JonAustin on March 18, 2014, 10:16:24 AM
It needs IS and thus this one needs to be discontinued.

Thanks for sharing your opinion. You are welcome to not buy the lens. In the 24-70mm focal range with the subjects I shoot with the lens, my shutter speeds are either fast enough to obviate the need for IS, or I'm shooting landscapes from a tripod.  A blanket statement that the lens needs to be discontinued because it lacks image stabilization is just plain silly.

I don't get why anyone would declare that this lens needs to be discontinued, just because it lacks IS, when Canon has a long and successful history selling 70-200 zooms, both with and without IS, side by side. Just add a 24-70 f/2.8L IS to the lineup!

I'm on my 2nd 24-105, which -- despite its faults -- will serve my purposes until a 24-xx f/2.8L IS is released. (I have some very sharp primes within the FL range for critical work.) IS is just so useful to me, that I probably won't buy any more non-IS glass.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: neal1029 on March 18, 2014, 01:34:01 PM
Say what you want. This is one of the best Zooms produced. It certainly doesn't need to be discontinued. Tired of hearing all the crying about IS.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Dantana on March 18, 2014, 02:27:48 PM
For me, the only thing keeping me from buying this lens is the price, not the lack of IS. I'm not saying that it's overpriced. I just don't have that kind of money right now to justify upgrading from my 24-105. and to be honest, if I did have the money, I might spend it on a vacation rather than a glass upgrade at this point.

Again, for me and the way I shoot, IS on a lens that only hits 70mm at its max isn't a necessity. It would be nice to have, but I would have to factor in the added weight and cost if there was a Canon 2.8 IS lens in the mix to choose from. I understand that there are a lot of people who would disagree, and that's fine.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Lee Jay on March 18, 2014, 02:32:59 PM
Shouldn't be more than $899.  In fact, I'd probably still buy the Tamron for $1,299 even if the Canon were $899.

It needs IS and thus this one needs to be discontinued.
Ignorance is bliss  ::) and you obviously do not own the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II lens ... I have owned both the lenses (Canon 24-70 L II & the Tamron 24-70 VC) ... granted that Tamron is great value for money but the Canon is made of superior optics ... anyone who thinks that the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II should be no more than $899 is extremely unintelligent.

Let me put it another way.  As when I bought it, I'd rather have the 24-105/4L IS I have now than a brand new 24-70/2.8 II, even if they were the same price.  And I could buy a new 24-105 for under $1,000.

The difference between f/2.8 and f/4 isn't enough for fast-moving subjects.  But the difference between IS and no IS (3-4 stops) is a huge difference in image quality when you are light-limited (ISO 3200 versus ISO 400, for example).  When I need speed, I use my 35/1.4, and often even that isn't fast enough.

I'd guess they eliminated 2/3 of their potential customers when they decided to go without IS on the new 24-70.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: JonAustin on March 18, 2014, 02:55:41 PM
I'd guess they eliminated 2/3 of their potential customers when they decided to go without IS on the new 24-70.

I don't have access to Canon's market research or sales figures, but I'm not sure that's true. I would imagine that a lot of buyers would have liked to have IS, had it been included, but wanted the highest quality zoom in this FL range, regardless.

I wonder if there are more bashers who rant that Canon should not have released the 24-70 II without IS, or more buyers who claim it doesn't need IS, in order to defend / rationalize their purchase decisions.

Either way, it is what it is. Buy it or don't. But it's always nice to see lower prices on top-quality gear!
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: neuroanatomist on March 18, 2014, 03:02:18 PM
The difference between f/2.8 and f/4 isn't enough for fast-moving subjects.  But the difference between IS and no IS (3-4 stops) is a huge difference in image quality when you are light-limited (ISO 3200 versus ISO 400, for example).  When I need speed, I use my 35/1.4, and often even that isn't fast enough.

How helpful is IS if your subjects are moving?  1/60 s is generally needed to freeze the small, involuntary motion of people holding still.  If they're actually moving, faster speeds are needed…  Also, f/2.8 and f/4 are different in terms of DoF, not just shutter speed.

In other words, your personal needs ≠ everyone's needs.

I'd guess they eliminated 2/3 of their potential customers when they decided to go without IS on the new 24-70.

Nice WAG (= wild-assed guess).  Out of which orifice did you pull that one?   ::)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: jointdoc on March 18, 2014, 03:18:56 PM
I have been waiting for this.  I did not have the money during the Christmas Season sales. Thanks CR.  Got it!!!
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: sdsr on March 18, 2014, 04:21:17 PM
Blimey, there are a lot of handbags being thrown around in this thread!

Chill out guys!!

A Handbag ?! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyuoUwxCLMs#)

Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on March 18, 2014, 04:31:11 PM
Shouldn't be more than $899.  In fact, I'd probably still buy the Tamron for $1,299 even if the Canon were $899.

It needs IS and thus this one needs to be discontinued.

??
It should onyl cost $100 more than the sigma 24-105 f/4? and less than the 24-105L did until recently?
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on March 18, 2014, 04:34:22 PM
Shouldn't be more than $899.  In fact, I'd probably still buy the Tamron for $1,299 even if the Canon were $899.

It needs IS and thus this one needs to be discontinued.
Ignorance is bliss  ::) and you obviously do not own the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II lens ... I have owned both the lenses (Canon 24-70 L II & the Tamron 24-70 VC) ... granted that Tamron is great value for money but the Canon is made of superior optics ... anyone who thinks that the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II should be no more than $899 is extremely unintelligent.

Let me put it another way.  As when I bought it, I'd rather have the 24-105/4L IS I have now than a brand new 24-70/2.8 II, even if they were the same price.  And I could buy a new 24-105 for under $1,000.

The difference between f/2.8 and f/4 isn't enough for fast-moving subjects.  But the difference between IS and no IS (3-4 stops) is a huge difference in image quality when you are light-limited (ISO 3200 versus ISO 400, for example).  When I need speed, I use my 35/1.4, and often even that isn't fast enough.

I'd guess they eliminated 2/3 of their potential customers when they decided to go without IS on the new 24-70.

one stop sometimes can make a difference for moving subjects

plus you forget the little detail about how the image quality is like 10x better than with the 24-105 (I got a tamron 28-75 for like $300 that had better image quality than the 24-105, so why not say it's the 24-105 that should be discontinued? I wouldn't say that, but you get my point.)
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: mwh1964 on March 18, 2014, 05:24:10 PM
The 24-70 II is a very fine lens indeed. Now is a new option if one did not get it during the Xmas sale. I did get it back then and I am very pleased with its performance as I am with Canons products in general. I have not used the 24-105 since getting the new lens. Kind of illustrate its potential to me at least.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Lee Jay on March 18, 2014, 05:41:44 PM
It needs IS and thus this one needs to be discontinued.

Thanks for sharing your opinion. You are welcome to not buy the lens. In the 24-70mm focal range with the subjects I shoot with the lens, my shutter speeds are either fast enough to obviate the need for IS, or I'm shooting landscapes from a tripod.  A blanket statement that the lens needs to be discontinued because it lacks image stabilization is just plain silly.

I don't get why anyone would declare that this lens needs to be discontinued, just because it lacks IS, when Canon has a long and successful history selling 70-200 zooms, both with and without IS, side by side. Just add a 24-70 f/2.8L IS to the lineup!

I'm on my 2nd 24-105, which -- despite its faults -- will serve my purposes until a 24-xx f/2.8L IS is released. (I have some very sharp primes within the FL range for critical work.) IS is just so useful to me, that I probably won't buy any more non-IS glass.

Fine.  Just add one with IS.  It'll push this one down in price over time.

Regardless, I'm after the rumored Sigma 24-70/2 OS.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: duydaniel on March 18, 2014, 06:06:07 PM
Shouldn't be more than $899.  In fact, I'd probably still buy the Tamron for $1,299 even if the Canon were $899.

It needs IS and thus this one needs to be discontinued.
Ignorance is bliss  ::) and you obviously do not own the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II lens ... I have owned both the lenses (Canon 24-70 L II & the Tamron 24-70 VC) ... granted that Tamron is great value for money but the Canon is made of superior optics ... anyone who thinks that the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II should be no more than $899 is extremely unintelligent.

Let me put it another way.  As when I bought it, I'd rather have the 24-105/4L IS I have now than a brand new 24-70/2.8 II, even if they were the same price.  And I could buy a new 24-105 for under $1,000.

The difference between f/2.8 and f/4 isn't enough for fast-moving subjects.  But the difference between IS and no IS (3-4 stops) is a huge difference in image quality when you are light-limited (ISO 3200 versus ISO 400, for example).  When I need speed, I use my 35/1.4, and often even that isn't fast enough.

I'd guess they eliminated 2/3 of their potential customers when they decided to go without IS on the new 24-70.

one stop sometimes can make a difference for moving subjects

plus you forget the little detail about how the image quality is like 10x better than with the 24-105 (I got a tamron 28-75 for like $300 that had better image quality than the 24-105, so why not say it's the 24-105 that should be discontinued? I wouldn't say that, but you get my point.)

I am sure you got a bad copy
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: sagittariansrock on March 18, 2014, 06:48:21 PM


The difference between f/2.8 and f/4 isn't enough for fast-moving subjects. 

one stop sometimes can make a difference for moving subjects

plus you forget the little detail about how the image quality is like 10x better than with the 24-105

I am sure you got a bad copy

The difference between the two is more than one stop if you want equivalent sharpness. More like 2-3 stops.
Less barrel distortion at wide end.
If you have used both (and didn't get an especially bad copy of the f/2.8 or an exceptional copy of the f/4) you wouldn't have made this statement.

Waiting for a triple dip. Just like the 24-70 f/4. So I can get it for $1599. I sold my 24-70II serial 82 because of the clicking noise while zooming.
You sold a malfunctioning lens on the used market? Did you disclose it to the seller?
He said clicking noise, not "malfunctioning".
Either way, I would hope he disclosed the 'clicking' if it was not evident to the seller is all I'm saying. This is not a nifty-fifty we are talking about here...
Not necessary ... it is the responsibility of the person who is buying the second hand item to check it thoroughly before he buys ... like you said "it is not a nifty-fifty we are talking about here".

+1. I thought about responding to the earlier post, but refrained. Moral policing on the internet with the assumption that others are being unscrupulous is annoying.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Dylan777 on March 18, 2014, 07:58:11 PM
Shouldn't be more than $899.  In fact, I'd probably still buy the Tamron for $1,299 even if the Canon were $899.
It needs IS and thus this one needs to be discontinued.

-1....if I have to do it again, I will buy the Canon II over the Tammy
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: sagittariansrock on March 18, 2014, 09:38:28 PM
Shouldn't be more than $899.  In fact, I'd probably still buy the Tamron for $1,299 even if the Canon were $899.
It needs IS and thus this one needs to be discontinued.

-1....if I have to do it again, I will buy the Canon II over the Tammy

+1 to Dylan.
Opportunities to buy the 24-70 II for people like me occur once in a while (probably require aligning of stars or something like that)- when the need, the resources and the availability at a discounted price all happen at once.
These opportunities should not be missed.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Jamesy on March 18, 2014, 09:42:56 PM
Has anyone on this thread retired a 24-105 in favor of the 24-70 M.II and not looked back? I know the 24-70 Mk.II is amazing but I can't justify keeping both the 24-105 if I opted to pickup the 24-70. I tend to use the 24-70 for general walk-around, vacation type stuff.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: neuroanatomist on March 18, 2014, 09:47:56 PM
Has anyone on this thread retired a 24-105 in favor of the 24-70 M.II and not looked back? I know the 24-70 Mk.II is amazing but I can't justify keeping both the 24-105 if I opted to pickup the 24-70. I tend to use the 24-70 for general walk-around, vacation type stuff.

Yes, I sold my 24-105 a while after getting the 24-70 II since I really wasn't using the former.  I was fortunate that I sold it shortly before the kit lens price dropped $200-300, taking the used lens price down with it.  I have no regrets.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Jamesy on March 18, 2014, 09:51:43 PM
Has anyone on this thread retired a 24-105 in favor of the 24-70 M.II and not looked back? I know the 24-70 Mk.II is amazing but I can't justify keeping both the 24-105 if I opted to pickup the 24-70. I tend to use the 24-70 for general walk-around, vacation type stuff.

Yes, I sold my 24-105 a while after getting the 24-70 II since I really wasn't using the former.  I was fortunate that I sold it shortly before the kit lens price dropped $200-300, taking the used lens price down with it.  I have no regrets.
How do you use your 24-70 (vacation, etc)? I know you have a few lenses to choose from in your kit.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: neuroanatomist on March 18, 2014, 10:45:48 PM
How do you use your 24-70 (vacation, etc)? I know you have a few lenses to choose from in your kit.

For almost everything...  It's the lens I leave on when the camera is in the closet, my usual walkaround lens, portraits, travel and landscapes, etc.  Basically, if I'm not shooting something where I know I'll need another lens, the 24-70 II is on the camera, and if not it's usually in the bag.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: traingineer on March 19, 2014, 02:19:54 PM
Has anyone who has used the previous version of the 24-70, find the smaller hood on the Mark II better?
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: neuroanatomist on March 19, 2014, 03:01:01 PM
Has anyone who has used the previous version of the 24-70, find the smaller hood on the Mark II better?

That deep hood, coupled with the reverse zoom mechanism of the original 24-70/2.8L, was a nice feature - it meant that the hood was effective throughout the focal range.  The standard zoom mechanism and shallow hood of the current version mean that, like most lenses, the hood is really only effective at reducing flare at the wide end of the zoom range.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: traingineer on March 19, 2014, 04:51:25 PM
Has anyone who has used the previous version of the 24-70, find the smaller hood on the Mark II better?

That deep hood, coupled with the reverse zoom mechanism of the original 24-70/2.8L, was a nice feature - it meant that the hood was effective throughout the focal range.  The standard zoom mechanism and shallow hood of the current version mean that, like most lenses, the hood is really only effective at reducing flare at the wide end of the zoom range.

It's nice, until you have to pack the lens away with the hood reversed, then it's not that nice.
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: Pompo on March 27, 2014, 05:09:21 PM
Don't they repeat the exact same sale with rebates before Christmas?
Anyone remember for sure? I have two days to get it or maybe I'll just wait IF they'll go down as much before Christmas and get it then...
Title: Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 at B&H Photo
Post by: sagittariansrock on March 27, 2014, 05:29:17 PM
Don't they repeat the exact same sale with rebates before Christmas?
Anyone remember for sure? I have two days to get it or maybe I'll just wait IF they'll go down as much before Christmas and get it then...

Adorama had a great deal a couple of days ago for $ 1700 AR.
FYI, CPW says Canon will enforce MAP more strictly from April and resellers might not be able to offer as great deals as before.