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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2013, 01:27:44 PM »
NOTE: I suppose this means the I.S. version is getting ready?....

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No, it means like every lens Canon has released in the last year (24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 24-70f/4 IS, etc), they realized they overpriced by about 20-25% of what the market will pay. The 24-70 should have been $1999 from the start, and they are adjusting their prices to reflect that.

If you see this lens at <$1600 without rebates, then yeah, maybe they are bringing out an IS version

Really?  Can some economics help me to explain below chart with price change relation

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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2013, 01:27:44 PM »

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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2013, 03:05:13 PM »
Another $400 off and add IS and I might be interested.
Well ::) ... I guess you are entitled to your dreams.

Or to a Tamron.

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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2013, 03:55:29 PM »
Another $400 off and add IS and I might be interested.
Well ::) ... I guess you are entitled to your dreams.
He still can get Tamron 24-70 VC for 1.3K.
True ... I got the Tamron 24-70 VC for under $1050 ... in fact, currently, in most parts of South East Asia you can get it for just under $1040
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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2013, 06:28:26 PM »
NOTE: I suppose this means the I.S. version is getting ready?....

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No, it means like every lens Canon has released in the last year (24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 24-70f/4 IS, etc), they realized they overpriced by about 20-25% of what the market will pay. The 24-70 should have been $1999 from the start, and they are adjusting their prices to reflect that.

If you see this lens at <$1600 without rebates, then yeah, maybe they are bringing out an IS version

Really?  Can some economics help me to explain below chart with price change relation

If I understand your point with regards to this chart it would be to suggest that currency valuations have made Canon lower the price of the 24-70 2.8LII. I believe that if this were true then the price drop would be on many if not most of the Canon line of products. I do not see a menu wide price drop. I suspect that it is supply and demand as well as other factors that call upon calculus knowledge that my brain has long since replaced with a chili recipe. I also suspect that the very well regarded Tamron may have eaten up some of the demand as well. I had $1750 as my maximum drive out price point and have just ordered it for what will be $1619 delivered after rebate and 4% deal at B+H.   

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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2013, 07:38:19 PM »
i don't think this price drop, which is great for this lens has anything to do with what canon is doing or planning, i think its from market competition from the the 3rd party manufactures who are turning out some good products at reasonable prices lately. even if you are not interested in the 3rd party stuff you have to thank them for the competition.

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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2013, 09:53:12 PM »
Another $400 off and add IS and I might be interested.

Hmm so same or less than the Tamron 24-70 VC and yet better IQ, sealing and AF and lighter and smaller? Not likely.

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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2013, 09:55:09 AM »
Another $400 off and add IS and I might be interested.

Hmm so same or less than the Tamron 24-70 VC and yet better IQ, sealing and AF and lighter and smaller? Not likely.

I didn't say anything about lighter and smaller, or about sealing.

The biggest reason I wouldn't pay much for it (even with IS) right now is the rumored 24-70/2 OS from Sigma.  That could be a game changer for me, if it's decent optically, can focus, and comes in in the $2k range.

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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2013, 11:09:32 AM »
Either this $1699 after rebate price is a hoax or B&H screwed up for a very short time. I tried to get in on this deal and it is no longer running. I called B&H and inquired about it and a rep named Joshua told me it is only a rumor, it's $1999 AFTER rebate.. not $1699.

Just wanted to put this out there. $1699 definitely worth it to me. $1999, not so much.

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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #38 on: October 18, 2013, 11:20:13 AM »
Either this $1699 after rebate price is a hoax or B&H screwed up for a very short time. I tried to get in on this deal and it is no longer running. I called B&H and inquired about it and a rep named Joshua told me it is only a rumor, it's $1999 AFTER rebate.. not $1699.

It was definitely real.  Amazon started it, then Adorama and B&H followed suit.  The checkout price was $1999, and the mail-in rebate brought the price down to $1699.  The deals lasted for over 24 hours.  Seems like you missed it, unfortunately.
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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #39 on: October 18, 2013, 11:28:41 AM »
Either this $1699 after rebate price is a hoax or B&H screwed up for a very short time. I tried to get in on this deal and it is no longer running. I called B&H and inquired about it and a rep named Joshua told me it is only a rumor, it's $1999 AFTER rebate.. not $1699.

It was definitely real.  Amazon started it, then Adorama and B&H followed suit.  The checkout price was $1999, and the mail-in rebate brought the price down to $1699.  The deals lasted for over 24 hours.  Seems like you missed it, unfortunately.

Good to know. Such is life!  8)

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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #40 on: October 18, 2013, 11:29:23 AM »
Either this $1699 after rebate price is a hoax or B&H screwed up for a very short time. I tried to get in on this deal and it is no longer running. I called B&H and inquired about it and a rep named Joshua told me it is only a rumor, it's $1999 AFTER rebate.. not $1699.

Just wanted to put this out there. $1699 definitely worth it to me. $1999, not so much.

It looks like the $1,999 deal is off at B&H.  Just put the lens in my cart and advanced up to the "Place Order" and it is $2,299.  I did order mine a couple of days ago for $1,999.  B&H did email me the $300 Canon mail-in rebate after I placed my order so I'm sure my final price will be $1,699.

It looks to me that there was a mini price war on this lens when Amazon dropped their price to $1,999 before rebate, B&H simply followed for a few days.

One thing I've learned over the years on camera gear, when there is a good deal, you have to react immediately.

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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #41 on: October 18, 2013, 03:01:42 PM »
*whew*

I pulled the trigger on the B&H site last night shortly before midnight PST...It was certainly real!
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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #42 on: October 18, 2013, 05:58:52 PM »
One thing I've learned over the years on camera gear, when there is a good deal, you have to react immediately.
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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #42 on: October 18, 2013, 05:58:52 PM »

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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #43 on: October 18, 2013, 08:08:42 PM »
So, B&H sent me a gift card for $300 after I chatted with them.
That puts the Canon 24-70 II at $1700 after mail in rebate and B&H discount. 
But, a fool and his money are soon parted.  I ordered a lens from them for $400 this morning.
C'est la vie!
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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
« Reply #44 on: October 19, 2013, 09:07:43 AM »
If you call B&H, you can typically get day or two day old deals without much effort. Just ask the sales rep to talk to their manager. If you don't like the first no, call back and get someone else.

I got the $1999 24-70 deal, and $3099 5D mark iii deal yesterday afternoon with zero effort, just asked nicely.

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Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo
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