This looks so cool
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Shouldn't be more than $899. In fact, I'd probably still buy the Tamron for $1,299 even if the Canon were $899.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.
It needs IS and thus this one needs to be discontinued.
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.)
They don't calibrate anything for free. Here's what they do (copied from an earlier post of mine):
When waiting around at the Jamesburg, NJ service center (I brought my 1D X in for the lubrication recall, which they performed on the spot in <1 hr), I overheard one of the reps telling a customer that the clean/check for lenses basically wasn't worth it. For bodies, I'd say it's marginally worth it - unless you live close enough to a Canon Service Center to drop off, the cost of shipping+insurance might be higher than just having a local brick-and-mortar camera shop do a sensor/mirror/focus screen cleaning.
This sounds interesting ... I recently bought the G1X for my vacation and really liked using it ... don't know what they mean by a "real image view finder", but it sounds pretty interesting.