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it will certainly not be 3k. I would suspect 1799.A few hundred more than the 16-35 yet still priced under the 14 and 17 TS.

Why would a 14mm f2.8 zoom be priced less than a 14mm f2.8 prime? The 24-70 MkII was $2,299 on release, the 70-200 f2.8 L IS MkII was $2,499, if and when the 14-24 f2.8 comes out its release price will be well over $2,000, I would think $2,499-2,799 as a start and to cash in on early adopters, with an easing four to six months after that to a slightly higher volume orientated market level.

I would put money on not getting a new 14-24 under $2,000 ever, but with the Yen devaluation against the US Dollar I think there might be a reason where I might be wrong, and I would love to be proved wrong.   ;)
Lucky you don't live in Australia.  The 70-200 IS II is around the $2900 AUD mark here.  But surprisingly I managed to get my 24-70 II for $2100 AUD (cheapest I've managed and in a physical shop).  So judging from that, I'd honestly say the 14-24 could cost around $2500/2600-$3000 USD upon release, and we may see the prie fall on the 14 f/2.8 II

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D or wait for New 7D?
« on: December 30, 2012, 05:16:41 AM »
I'd upgrade to the 6D.  It's a great full frame camera.  And why wait for something that's only a rumor? Even if it does get announced, dates can get pushed so far back. 

Third Party Manufacturers / 3rd party BG-E9
« on: December 30, 2012, 02:00:14 AM »
So I have this 3rd party BG-E9 grip.  I've had it for probably a little over a year now.  However, I dropped it around 8 months ago and the lock for the battery compartment broke.  that discouraged me a little.  But that's not my problem.  I picked it up again to try and use it (still works and all.  I missed the grip), but there was a sticky substance on it.  No one has spilt anything or it or the likes.  I cleaned it and it was not sticky anymore.  But then it's stayed on my shelf for another 2 months with no use and still there's this sticky substance on it.  i'm just curious as to what's happening.  not that it doesn't contain a battery in side as I alternate them now in my 60D (and 5D 3).  It's just really interesting.  I also caught a whif of the smell on my hands and it smelt sort of mechanical (I don't know how to explain it.  The downside of being a musician).


EOS Bodies / Re: An EOS 3D Mention [CR1]
« on: December 28, 2012, 10:28:24 PM »
Hmmm.  body wise (whether it could be a 1D series body or a 5D body)- I've been looking at the northlight rumors (wow it's be a long time since I've visited that site), and they're suggesting that it could perhaps be like a 1V body.  So the size of a 5D, in the style of a 1D (basically, the bottom grip on the 1D not there).  But it would be interesting to see how things get when this goes to a CR2.

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« on: December 25, 2012, 10:23:51 PM »
Any estimates of the weight of the 24-70 f2.8 IS ?
I don't imagine it would be much.  I honestly think it would way around the same as the 24-70 mark I.

Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 23, 2012, 07:51:56 PM »
Hmmm.. Just need to wait for the 14-24 to actually be announced.. then that's another 3 months working my butt off for another piece of camera equipment.  But it'll be worth it :)

Lenses / Re: Problem with EF-S 10-22mm Image Softness
« on: December 22, 2012, 04:58:27 AM »
Hopefully Canon fixes it for you at a decent price.  I've used mine for over a year now and I've had no issues with sharpness. But I seldom use the 10-22 now that I bought a 24-70 II (yes, I know they're different ranges but the 24-70 is now my walk around)

Lenses / Re: Selling 70-300 IS - Suggest Replacement?
« on: December 22, 2012, 04:49:55 AM »
If you want to go beyond 300mm, then sell not just the 70-300mm IS but also the 70-200mm f/4L IS, and get the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II + 2x TC. Then you'll have the best of all worlds: 70-200mm at f/2.8, 98-280mm at f/4 (with your Tamron 1.4x TC), and 140-400mm at f/5.6 (with the 2x TC).

That was exactly what I was thinking of suggesting then I saw this comment.

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 F/2.8L II USM on 7D
« on: December 20, 2012, 05:33:35 AM »
Congratulations! Enjoy it.

Lenses / Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« on: December 20, 2012, 04:46:30 AM »
I'd just go with the 24-70 II if you need it.

If it's not a necessity, feel free to wait for the IS version, however it will be a lot more expensive than the 24-70 II. 

The 24-70 II is still a great lens.  I use it currently on my 60D, but I'm excited to use it on my 5D 3 when it arrives (and use it to its full potential).  You wouldn't really ever hate the 24-70 II.  But when (if) the IS version comes out at the end of 2013/start of 2014, then there's always the option of selling the 24-70II (of course it wouldn't be worth as much, but it would still be worth a lot).

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« on: December 20, 2012, 04:42:47 AM »
Honestly not a lens I'll bother thinking about.  Especially for my needs and considering the focal length range.  I'm happy with my mark II.  And IS isn't a need for me.  Maybe a little bit helpful but definitely not something that would seal the deal for me.

I plan to buy the 5D III in the New Year but which lens to buy?
I've heard good things about the 24-105 f/4 which seems to be excellent for video. Since I currently use a crop sensor, the f/4 on FF will be similar to f/2.8 on crop so I may just get the 24-105 f/4 with extra reach and not go for the second mortgage for a 24-70 f/2.8. Personally I won't wait for this lens to make an appearance. I reckon it will be affordable for me some time in 2016.

You should just experiment with which lens you'd find more practical.  The 24-105 is a beautiful lens on a Full Frame sensor and the IS is handy.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: UPGRADING 7D to FF Please help!!!
« on: December 20, 2012, 04:25:08 AM »
Don't forget that your 10-22 and 15-85 become useless on full frame.  I suggest selling them and selling your 7D, then purchasing a 5D mark III And some glass for replacement. 

You can get a decent quality mark I 24-70 f/2.8 for under $1500 and if you can't afford a 16-35 f/2.8, perhaps a 17-40 would do until you make the money up for a 16/35. 

sometimes upgrading can seem complicated. I'm trying to keep it as simple as possible myself, but I spend more money doing so (over a long span of time). 

I suppose the best you can do is play around with lenses on your 7D for a bit, and then if you feel the need to actually upgrade to a 5D 3/2 or 6D, just play around with those.  It's also about what you're comfortable with.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6d aus release?
« on: December 16, 2012, 07:16:26 PM »
Funny u got it from teds cause their the ones who told me they don't expect it til march. Tried 2 jb hifi just yesterday both said they got no idea when it would be in. I think I'm just stuck wit dodgy stores near me haha. Thanks for the feedback guys. At least I now know they do exist so I will just keep asking...
They should be able to order it in a 6D from different stores.  What state are you in? The one I work at has 3 in stock if I remember correctly.
There's always a place to order it anyway.  It's what I had to do with my 24-70 II. 

Lenses / Re: Difficulties choosing next L series
« on: December 16, 2012, 07:13:35 PM »
For sky/astro, the 24/1.4L II.  For landscape/architecture, the TS-E 24/3.5L II.

Also if you want the versatility of a zoom, the 16-35 does a decent job (I'm not going to make it sound big though because I haven't had enough usage of this lens).

The 17mm TS-E is a lovely option too.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Crop vs FF for landscape photography
« on: December 14, 2012, 11:53:35 PM »
My thoughts on it- generally, the colours from the full frames are much nicer compared to the crop sensors. On crop you can still get brilliant glass to do it with that ultra-wide angle (the 10-22), but the DR on a 5D II/III compared to a 40D/7D is just really different. 
And as stated before.. all this technical stuff away, there's something really different when using a full frame sensor as opposed to a crop frame.  Then again, I suppose it's a similar concept when people jump up to medium format photography.

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