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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2012, 01:46:09 PM »
Just got a note from Adorama that they will sell me one for 2249 USD.  They can't advertise that price, but apparently they are finding ways to let people know that they are offering a discount. 

Looks like Canon has a difficult job trying to maintain their high prices on the new crop of products.  Personally I will wait to see if the price falls below 2,000 by the end of the year.  If not I will probably buy the stabilized Tamron competitor.  The Tamron is not as sturdy, but I treat my lenses very gently.
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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2012, 07:09:02 PM »
Just got a note from Adorama that they will sell me one for 2249 USD.  They can't advertise that price, but apparently they are finding ways to let people know that they are offering a discount. 

Looks like Canon has a difficult job trying to maintain their high prices on the new crop of products.  Personally I will wait to see if the price falls below 2,000 by the end of the year.  If not I will probably buy the stabilized Tamron competitor.  The Tamron is not as sturdy, but I treat my lenses very gently.

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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2012, 07:27:14 PM »
Just got a note from Adorama that they will sell me one for 2249 USD.  They can't advertise that price, but apparently they are finding ways to let people know that they are offering a discount. 

Looks like Canon has a difficult job trying to maintain their high prices on the new crop of products.  Personally I will wait to see if the price falls below 2,000 by the end of the year.  If not I will probably buy the stabilized Tamron competitor.  The Tamron is not as sturdy, but I treat my lenses very gently.
Yes, there was a e-mail from Canon price watch with a link to Adorama with a form to use to request a special price.  Prices are dropping, times are tough and the initial sales rush is over.

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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2012, 11:19:59 PM »
The prices will go down after next week.

I have this on good authority and it is 100% certain.

I just hit the order button so I would have it in time for the Holidays.

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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2012, 05:07:47 PM »
Got mine Wednesday.  If price drops, I will call B and H for my money back (the difference)
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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2012, 08:46:51 PM »
The prices will go down after next week.

I have this on good authority and it is 100% certain.

I just hit the order button so I would have it in time for the Holidays.
I suspect we have a "Murphy's Law" situation here  8)

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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2012, 12:18:27 PM »
IMO if a person really needs the lens they will just go out and buy it.  No one has a crystal ball to predict price drops.  Really, how much of a price drop does it take for someone to buy?  100 dollars, 200 dollars?  For the amount of time waiting you could of been out there taking pictures and enjoying the lens.   So a person waits 6 months or longer to save $200, your time with that lens is worth a hell of a lot more.  Look at the 70-200 2.8 II, it's price still stays fairly high.
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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2012, 12:39:13 PM »
The prices will go down after next week.

I have this on good authority and it is 100% certain.

I just hit the order button so I would have it in time for the Holidays.

Here is your BlackFriday Brands...DO NOT expect the price to drop on this lens:
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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2012, 01:10:36 PM »
Eventhough there r times i missed my 24-105 focal length... I still believe 24-70II is the lens to get despite its high price
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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2012, 02:33:53 PM »
Considering the 70-200 f/2.8 MII is still at it's launch price of $2,499 (currently there is a $400 rebate so it's $2,099) I don't see the brand new 24-70 falling in price anytime soon.  You may find a deal with non-authorized Canon dealers but the rest have to abide by Canon's MAP pricing.

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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2012, 05:35:37 AM »
Price should remain at that level until demand softens. 6-12 months more to my reckoning.
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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2012, 06:23:57 AM »
Also given that Canon is now enforcing its MAP, it's unlikely we're going to see the occasional drops in price that often come a half year or so after new product launches.

If I could get this lens for under $1,800, I would.  But assuming I could sell my current 24-70mm for ~$1,300, I'm not really willing to pump anymore than $500 into a focal length I already am perfectly happy with.  I'd rather get a new lens.

Well...I bought a 5DIII for $3499 6 months ago...and I have seen them selling as low as $800 less than I paid for it recently. I have never seen a camera body drop that much that fast ???......and since I just purchased a 24-70 II...I am expecting that to follow suit! :-)
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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2012, 02:13:13 AM »
Also given that Canon is now enforcing its MAP, it's unlikely we're going to see the occasional drops in price that often come a half year or so after new product launches.

If I could get this lens for under $1,800, I would.  But assuming I could sell my current 24-70mm for ~$1,300, I'm not really willing to pump anymore than $500 into a focal length I already am perfectly happy with.  I'd rather get a new lens.

Well...I bought a 5DIII for $3499 6 months ago...and I have seen them selling as low as $800 less than I paid for it recently. I have never seen a camera body drop that much that fast ???......and since I just purchased a 24-70 II...I am expecting that to follow suit! :-)

The price dropped as much as $800 because it was overpriced probably by that much.  I got mine 4 months ago and paid full price.  I have no regrets because the camera is worth every penny, and because a lot can happen in 4 months.  I just purchased the 24-70II last Saturday and paid $2300+ CA tax.  So far not regretting the decision yet.  The lens is really sharp.  Although the build quality is not as good as the 1st version.  It's very plasticky and I don't feel comfortable that it will survive a short drop.  My copy has an indentation on the focusing ring, I'm not sure if that is normal so I'm going to have to exchange it for another one. 
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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2012, 02:13:13 AM »

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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2012, 11:27:37 PM »
Also given that Canon is now enforcing its MAP, it's unlikely we're going to see the occasional drops in price that often come a half year or so after new product launches.

If I could get this lens for under $1,800, I would.  But assuming I could sell my current 24-70mm for ~$1,300, I'm not really willing to pump anymore than $500 into a focal length I already am perfectly happy with.  I'd rather get a new lens.

Well...I bought a 5DIII for $3499 6 months ago...and I have seen them selling as low as $800 less than I paid for it recently. I have never seen a camera body drop that much that fast ???......and since I just purchased a 24-70 II...I am expecting that to follow suit! :-)

The price dropped as much as $800 because it was overpriced probably by that much.  I got mine 4 months ago and paid full price.  I have no regrets because the camera is worth every penny, and because a lot can happen in 4 months.  I just purchased the 24-70II last Saturday and paid $2300+ CA tax.  So far not regretting the decision yet.  The lens is really sharp.  Although the build quality is not as good as the 1st version.  It's very plasticky and I don't feel comfortable that it will survive a short drop.  My copy has an indentation on the focusing ring, I'm not sure if that is normal so I'm going to have to exchange it for another one.

Hi christianronnel,
This is Dylan from Fountain Valley, CA. Try Crutchfield next time. They offer reward point on all purchases. I bought my 5D III , 16-35 II and 24-70 II from them. I currently have over 10K reward points with them(over $500 in cash value). No sale tax and free shipping. Customer service at Crutchfield is awesome. Yes...they are Canon authorized dealer.
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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2012, 01:21:11 AM »
Also given that Canon is now enforcing its MAP, it's unlikely we're going to see the occasional drops in price that often come a half year or so after new product launches.

If I could get this lens for under $1,800, I would.  But assuming I could sell my current 24-70mm for ~$1,300, I'm not really willing to pump anymore than $500 into a focal length I already am perfectly happy with.  I'd rather get a new lens.

Well...I bought a 5DIII for $3499 6 months ago...and I have seen them selling as low as $800 less than I paid for it recently. I have never seen a camera body drop that much that fast ???......and since I just purchased a 24-70 II...I am expecting that to follow suit! :-)

The price dropped as much as $800 because it was overpriced probably by that much.  I got mine 4 months ago and paid full price.  I have no regrets because the camera is worth every penny, and because a lot can happen in 4 months.  I just purchased the 24-70II last Saturday and paid $2300+ CA tax.  So far not regretting the decision yet.  The lens is really sharp.  Although the build quality is not as good as the 1st version.  It's very plasticky and I don't feel comfortable that it will survive a short drop.  My copy has an indentation on the focusing ring, I'm not sure if that is normal so I'm going to have to exchange it for another one.

Hi christianronnel,
This is Dylan from Fountain Valley, CA. Try Crutchfield next time. They offer reward point on all purchases. I bought my 5D III , 16-35 II and 24-70 II from them. I currently have over 10K reward points with them(over $500 in cash value). No sale tax and free shipping. Customer service at Crutchfield is awesome. Yes...they are Canon authorized dealer.

Hi Dylan,  Thanks for the info.  I could actually buy it from B&H and get 2% reward and it's also tax free.  I like supporting the local economy, although CA sales tax is really making it difficult to support local businesses and mom&pop shops.
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Re: How long do you think the 24-70 2.8 Mk 2 will remain over 2300.00?
« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2012, 01:21:11 AM »