« on: November 07, 2014, 05:22:45 PM »
Still thinkin some folks are way over shooting on price here. And someone else just added evidence regarding the suspicions pre-release of the 16-35 f4. $1200 steal in my opinion. 7D2, same thing. Everyone was thinkin $2500, and it came at $1799. I'm still saying this will be closer to $2k. Seems most everyone here feels the Sig or Tammy 150-600 is a much better value than a $3k 100-400. The current model is being gobbled up at $1699, I just don't think they would so radically abandon an already well-established price range. If this comes out at $3k, I'll buy the SIg Sport instead, and I think a not-so-insignificant amount of others will follow suit. Canon didn't price the 7D2 out of the target market. They won't do that to this lens either. But I will be happy admit I'm wrong if it turns out I am
You are right, many of us were expecting the 7D2 at about 2500€/$. This was a big surprise (a positive one for me). My contacts from Japan are irritated, why they all were wrong. The inner circle of the rumor board (they call themself as insiders (maybe they are working for Canon)), were a little bit shocked. There were many scenarios discussed. One of this is, that they were all foolished by an "insider" who made an joke. Another scenario was, that an "Canon-Foe" positioned an faked rumor. Another one, that Canon decided to cut off features from the 7D2, that were firstly contained in the Cam (e.g. Wifi, or an higher resolution sensor.). This last scenarion would made have sense, if Canon did an market analysis and realised, that an 2.5k Cam would not be accepted by the mass of possible customers. So, cutting off features would make sense.
And now, rurmors from Japan say, that this lens will be cheaper than first rumored. Maybe, the announcements of 2 possible competitors (Sigma, Tamron), changed their market strategy too and they will announce it cheaper than calculated.
We will see in some days.