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Gear Talk => Deals on Gear => Topic started by: Canon Rumors on September 10, 2012, 09:06:30 AM

Title: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: Canon Rumors on September 10, 2012, 09:06:30 AM

From B&H Photo & Adorama

Both B&H Photo & Adorama have told us that they expect to begin shipping the new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Initial stock will be pretty good, however I am not expecting all preorders to be filled.


Preorder the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II at: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon


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Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: Dylan777 on September 10, 2012, 09:10:25 AM

GOOD COPY -- GOOD COPY -- GOOD COPY --GOOD COPY -----pleaseeeeeeee :o
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: Jim K on September 10, 2012, 09:13:35 AM
More decisions, more problems, less money. :-\
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: acoll123 on September 10, 2012, 09:45:33 AM
I placed my pre-order with B&H on 2/12/12 - hopefully that is early enough to be in the first batch.
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: canonian on September 10, 2012, 10:08:35 AM
WOOH HOO!  It's about time.

I preordered on 2/7/12.  Never waited so friggin' long for anything :)
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: K-amps on September 10, 2012, 10:16:05 AM
What use is a good shipment when even not all pre-orders are being fulfilled....   >:(
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: motorhead on September 10, 2012, 10:35:30 AM
No mention of the UK?
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: instaimage on September 10, 2012, 11:07:58 AM
Just chatted with B&H... they're expecting a shipment on 9/13...

Wonder who's info will turn out to be "correct"....
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: canonian on September 10, 2012, 12:37:33 PM
I just spoke with Adorama and they expect to start shipping pre-orders to customers next week. 

I had paid for faster shipping so hopefully I'll be receiving it next week..... would be great if it was earlier.
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: liberace on September 10, 2012, 12:53:56 PM
Non-CPS dealers have started shipping this lens and 5D3 kit from today/Monday in Australia.
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: Ophthaltographer on September 10, 2012, 03:00:35 PM
I pre-ordered from B&H one month ago so I probably have little chance of catching the first wave of deliveries.  This is the same scenario I had with the 5D3 in the Spring.  However I was able to cancel my pre-order when a fellow forum member mentioned 5D3s were available on the West coast - so if you find availability please share.
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: drewconner on September 10, 2012, 03:27:24 PM
I just received a shipping notification from B&H.  Scheduled delivery is on Wed.  Very excited!
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: Drizzt321 on September 10, 2012, 04:29:35 PM
Ok....who wants to get rid of their mk1 version? I'm interested if you're will to let it go for a good price. Remember, the market is probably going to start getting a lot of those lenses out there ;)
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: Mike Miami on September 10, 2012, 04:38:16 PM
Just saw that DigitalRev has in stock and ready to ship.......for US$3499.00.....bahahahahahhahahahah!!!!!


http://www.digitalrev.com/product/canon-ef-24-70mm-f2/MTAwMDI5OQ_A_A (http://www.digitalrev.com/product/canon-ef-24-70mm-f2/MTAwMDI5OQ_A_A)
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: instaimage on September 10, 2012, 05:52:15 PM
Just chatted with B&H... they're expecting a shipment on 9/13...

Wonder who's info will turn out to be "correct"....

Shipping tomorrow... so much for what the agent told me this morning... B&H has been great over the years (particularly this last year...), just get some strange "misunderstandings" of what's really going on sometimes...
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: neuroanatomist on September 10, 2012, 06:02:10 PM
My order shipped today, too.

But it wasn't for a 24-70 II.

Nor was it from B&H or Adorama.

  :P

I'm happy, though...it's my RRS L-plate for the 1D X, along with about $4K of additional RRS gear.  ;D
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: GLPhotographic on September 10, 2012, 07:20:06 PM
Got mine on Friday of last week, there's one advantage to being in Oz, closer to Japan? Lol

It's awesome, trust me it's worth the wait!

Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: Briand on September 10, 2012, 07:58:08 PM
I am anxious to hear owner reviews about this lens. I have 70-200 is 2.8II paired with 5dII or 5dIII at weddings and the pictures are amazing, if this new 24-70 gives same results in terms of af speed and IQ I will pony up $2300 in a heartbeat and photography is not my main profession. I know it's expensive but so was the 70-200 I paid $2500 for, and has proved to be worth every penny.
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: GLPhotographic on September 10, 2012, 08:16:01 PM
In brief, it's fast AF, sharp @2.8 across the frame, creamy smooth and vibrant colour rendition. Nice firm but smooth zoom, and really nice and precise focus ring. I'm impressed.

Only minor negative so far is some faint onion bokeh from bright metallic oof highlights visible if pixel peeping, not a concern otherwise.

I tried the new tamron, returned it after 2 days. This best's it in every way (apart from IS) it has a similar construction to the tamron, with the rear element cluster moving in / out with zooming.  But it's to a higher standard of build and optics.

Its worth the wait, (coming from someone who held off purchasing for 2 years) then gave in and bought the tamron, returned it and waited some more...
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: InterMurph on September 10, 2012, 08:22:21 PM
I ordered mine from B&H on February 7th. 

They haven't sent me a "shipped" notice, but their web site did give me a UPS tracking number.

UPS says they don't yet have the package, so I assume it will ship tomorrow and arrive Wednesday.

PS  I also ordered one from Amazon on February 7th, but they have no update for me.
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: Old Shooter on September 11, 2012, 08:14:26 AM

GOOD COPY -- GOOD COPY -- GOOD COPY --GOOD COPY -----pleaseeeeeeee :o

I'm rooting for you, buddy!
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: InterMurph on September 11, 2012, 10:06:44 AM
UPS says they don't yet have the package, so I assume it will ship tomorrow and arrive Wednesday.
Mine is "out for delivery"; I should see it at about 6:00p or so!
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: Dylan777 on September 11, 2012, 10:49:11 AM
UPS says they don't yet have the package, so I assume it will ship tomorrow and arrive Wednesday.
Mine is "out for delivery"; I should see it at about 6:00p or so!


Congrat  ;).....no update on my end yet :(
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: InterMurph on September 11, 2012, 01:12:34 PM
Just delivered!
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: InterMurph on September 11, 2012, 01:24:24 PM
From my 5D Mark III, into Lightroom 4.1 and out, without any post-processing.

1st shot:  ISO 500, f/3.2, 1/80 second
2nd shot:  ISO 1600, f/5.0, 1/100 second
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: Jamesy on September 12, 2012, 12:15:12 PM
I'm happy, though...it's my RRS L-plate for the 1D X, along with about $4K of additional RRS gear.  ;D
Tripod? Ballhead(s)? That is a lot of gear from RRS...
Title: Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II To Start Shipping Tomorrow in the USA & Canada
Post by: bkrontz on September 12, 2012, 03:15:38 PM
Crutchfield just called and said they were going to be shipping these out within the next day or two