October 26, 2014, 01:06:38 AM

Author Topic: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price  (Read 6162 times)

pwp

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1606
    • View Profile
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« on: November 21, 2011, 09:18:36 PM »
http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/11/er/
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price & rebate...

Please let this be an early indicator that this lens is in run-out.

Just about every Canon shooter on the planet is looking forward to the refreshed 24-70 f/2.8 more than a personal visit from Santa.

Paul Wright

canon rumors FORUM

Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« on: November 21, 2011, 09:18:36 PM »

Mt Spokane Photography

  • EF 50mm F 0.7 IS
  • *********
  • Posts: 8896
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 09:41:24 PM »
Any replacement will be about $2K.  The new price was about $950 three years ago.  I bought one and promptly took it back.

pwp

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1606
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 09:59:28 PM »
I went through three copies before giving up on the 24-70mmL f/2.8. Awful!

Yes, I know that very good copies exist but none came my way. I'll happily pay $2K if the new lens delivers.

The work done in this mm range is now covered by two primes, a 24mm f1.4L II, a surprisingly good Sigma 50mm f/1.4 and a brilliant copy of the 24-105mm F/4is. Still I'd prefer a lighter bag with a stellar 24-70mm F/2.8 doing the work of the three current  lenses. The primes are keepers for when they're needed, but for most jobs, give me a good bright zoom any day.

Paul Wright



« Last Edit: November 21, 2011, 10:01:48 PM by pwp »

Old Shooter

  • Canon 70D
  • ****
  • Posts: 265
  • Never met a gadget I didn't like!
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2011, 12:34:10 AM »
Just about every Canon shooter on the planet is looking forward to the refreshed 24-70 f/2.8 more than a personal visit from Santa.

That's the truth!  It's on my Wish List!
5DIII, XSi, A2, 10s (x2), 20-35L, 24-70L II, 28-70L, 70-200L, 70-200L IS II, 85L II, 135L, 40 Pancake, 50 Macro, 100 Macro, 135 Soft-Focus, Crappy EF-S Kit Lens, 430EX II, Metz 45 CL-4, Metz 60 CT-4 (x2), White Lightnings, and lots of other junk...

handsomerob

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2011, 01:57:13 AM »
$2K sounds about right.

Jettatore

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 09:52:25 AM »
Any replacement will be about $2K.  The new price was about $950 three years ago.  I bought one and promptly took it back.

Understood but $950 was worth a decent bit more three years ago.

I have a good copy of this lens, I bought it about a year ago new before prices went up.  My copy is from a newer production batch.  I guess I'm just lucky?

DCMoney

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 12:36:34 PM »
Figures price would drop I just bought one from B&H not even two weeks ago...

EDIT: B&H refunded the difference!
« Last Edit: November 22, 2011, 12:54:01 PM by DCMoney »

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 12:36:34 PM »

handsomerob

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2011, 01:27:40 PM »
Figures price would drop I just bought one from B&H not even two weeks ago...

EDIT: B&H refunded the difference!

Nice! Didn't know they do that.

meauounji

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2011, 01:50:43 PM »
bizarrely, if you do a search for the lens at B&H, I come up with 1,299, but if I follow the link in the post it's 1199.  I have no idea why that is. 

Anyway, *I* picked one up :P.  Good price in the current market and I was eyeing one for a while in the used market anyway.

whaleofatime

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2011, 03:18:54 PM »
Can now say I officially own an "L" lense!!  ;D Can't wait to get it!
Is there a rebate on this lense? Or is the rebate already added to the savings to make the cost $1199.99.

Edit: Nevermind I figured out the rebate deal. It is built into the savings as an instant $100 rebate.
http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/11/er/
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price & rebate...

Please let this be an early indicator that this lens is in run-out.

Just about every Canon shooter on the planet is looking forward to the refreshed 24-70 f/2.8 more than a personal visit from Santa.

Paul Wright
« Last Edit: November 22, 2011, 03:46:05 PM by whaleofatime »

DCMoney

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2011, 04:17:10 PM »
Figures price would drop I just bought one from B&H not even two weeks ago...

EDIT: B&H refunded the difference!

Nice! Didn't know they do that.

I figured if they didn't I would just RMA the one I bought 10 days ago and buy another at the 1199 price... Yeah it's a bitch move but I like to save money. Hell its in my name!

I usually buy everything from Amazon but after this I'll be buying all my camera equipment from B&H especially the 70-200 f/2.8L II I plan on buying in a week or two.

Can now say I officially own an "L" lense!!  ;D Can't wait to get it!
Is there a rebate on this lense? Or is the rebate already added to the savings to make the cost $1199.99.

Edit: Nevermind I figured out the rebate deal. It is built into the savings as an instant $100 rebate.
http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/11/er/
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price & rebate...

Please let this be an early indicator that this lens is in run-out.

Just about every Canon shooter on the planet is looking forward to the refreshed 24-70 f/2.8 more than a personal visit from Santa.

Paul Wright

Your going to love it I upgraded from an 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 to the 24-70 f/2.8L and the build quality, IQ, autofocus is greater than I ever imagined. Wish I knew how great good glass really is years ago.

DavidM

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2011, 11:21:29 AM »
i find the best place to buy thats not shady and is reliable is b&h


Old Shooter

  • Canon 70D
  • ****
  • Posts: 265
  • Never met a gadget I didn't like!
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 01:15:00 AM »
i find the best place to buy thats not shady and is reliable is b&h

+1  I've been dealing with them for over 20 years...  Not the cheapest place you'll find; but they are very helpful, reliable, and honest...
5DIII, XSi, A2, 10s (x2), 20-35L, 24-70L II, 28-70L, 70-200L, 70-200L IS II, 85L II, 135L, 40 Pancake, 50 Macro, 100 Macro, 135 Soft-Focus, Crappy EF-S Kit Lens, 430EX II, Metz 45 CL-4, Metz 60 CT-4 (x2), White Lightnings, and lots of other junk...

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 01:15:00 AM »

Canon Rumors

  • Administrator
  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *****
  • Posts: 2709
    • View Profile
    • Canon Rumors
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2011, 01:18:28 AM »
I went through three copies before giving up on the 24-70mmL f/2.8. Awful!

Yes, I know that very good copies exist but none came my way. I'll happily pay $2K if the new lens delivers.

The work done in this mm range is now covered by two primes, a 24mm f1.4L II, a surprisingly good Sigma 50mm f/1.4 and a brilliant copy of the 24-105mm F/4is. Still I'd prefer a lighter bag with a stellar 24-70mm F/2.8 doing the work of the three current  lenses. The primes are keepers for when they're needed, but for most jobs, give me a good bright zoom any day.

Paul Wright

It's more often than not, the camera body and not the lens that's off.
canonrumors.com

Isaac

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2011, 05:40:47 PM »
I went through three copies before giving up on the 24-70mmL f/2.8. Awful!

Yes, I know that very good copies exist but none came my way. I'll happily pay $2K if the new lens delivers.

The work done in this mm range is now covered by two primes, a 24mm f1.4L II, a surprisingly good Sigma 50mm f/1.4 and a brilliant copy of the 24-105mm F/4is. Still I'd prefer a lighter bag with a stellar 24-70mm F/2.8 doing the work of the three current  lenses. The primes are keepers for when they're needed, but for most jobs, give me a good bright zoom any day.

Paul Wright

It's more often than not, the camera body and not the lens that's off.

I agree 100%, check the camera body well before jumping to conclusions about the lens.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2011, 05:40:47 PM »