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Anyone want to buy the 24-70/4?
« on: September 02, 2014, 05:12:15 AM »
It is at a sensational pricepoint at Adorama, with rebate you get it for 750$!!! That lens with a 6D and a 70-300L, which is also 150$ off! is a great travel kit!  :D
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Anyone want to buy the 24-70/4?
« on: September 02, 2014, 05:12:15 AM »

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Re: Anyone want to buy the 24-70/4?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2014, 06:59:29 AM »
It is at a sensational pricepoint at Adorama, with rebate you get it for 750$!!! That lens with a 6D and a 70-300L, which is also 150$ off! is a great travel kit!  :D

Got one in march from adorama for $800.  They had it for $1000 with a $200 rebate.  It's a really nice lens.  Really enjoy using it although I haven't used it as much as my telephoto lenses yet as my local pond is more suited to wildlife shooting than landscape.  I have used it for some random pictures of people though and the pictures came out very nice. 

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Re: Anyone want to buy the 24-70/4?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2014, 07:56:47 AM »
It is at a sensational pricepoint at Adorama, with rebate you get it for 750$!!! That lens with a 6D and a 70-300L, which is also 150$ off! is a great travel kit!  :D

It looks like you have to bundle it with a camera body to get it at that price point.

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Re: Anyone want to buy the 24-70/4?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2014, 09:22:45 AM »
The price is starting to make sense now but I'd still by a Tamron 24-70 VC over it.

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Re: Anyone want to buy the 24-70/4?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2014, 09:42:29 AM »
I was predicting $700 for this lens by Christmas.  Few seem to want the lens.  I was considering buying it for product photography due to its close focusing capabilities, but after reading the reviews, I decided to skip it.

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Re: Anyone want to buy the 24-70/4?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2014, 10:28:52 AM »
It certainly is at such a great price point right now. I'd probably take it over a 24-105L but would stretch a bit further and take the Tamron 24-70 over both.

In fact, I already have the Tamron 24-70, and would choose it again if the decision came back up.

For the type not interested in 3rd party glass though and unable to afford the f/2.8, this is a great deal.
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Re: Anyone want to buy the 24-70/4?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2014, 12:40:18 PM »
I got my CPW notification of the refurb price at $750 and I bought it, before I even realized that the price drop was in effect.  I'm sure the refurbs will go lower eventually, on a 20% sale or something, but I don't want to wait.  Everybody expected Canon to drop the price of this lens eventually.  If they'd released it as a 6D kit lens in the US, the used prices would have been here already, although they're close now. 

I just want to put my 28-105 back on my old film camera, and get my small-light standard zoom spot filled.  The 24-105 IS STM rumor sounds interesting, but I'm tired of waiting.  I expect I'd be able to sell the 24-70 for basically my purchase price in a year if need be.
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Re: Anyone want to buy the 24-70/4?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2014, 12:40:18 PM »