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Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2012, 07:52:20 AM »
Are those prices introduced to compensate the loss of income while facing productionproblems in the past 2 years?
I am stunned :o
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Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2012, 07:52:20 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2012, 07:54:39 AM »
Are those prices introduced to compensate the loss of income while facing productionproblems in the past 2 years?
I am stunned :o

After all, we are innocent of the losses in the past 2 years but it looks like we are to pay the bill...  :-\

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Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2012, 07:56:08 AM »
$1000 for 10 cm shorter and a few grams lighter, with a less effective hood design, the possibility of lens creep (they felt the need for a zoom lock), and the added expense of 82mm filters?

Optically, this lens had better be *damn* good...

The MTF graphs show that the 24-70 II is superior to the existing 24-70, so yes, it should be...

But now I can see why Tamron waited to price their lens - I imagine that their 24-70 for the Canon will now be more expensive than if the 24-70L was going to be $1899.

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« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2012, 08:03:59 AM »
way too expensiv.

FF DSLR bodys are still out of reach for most normal "consumers"... and now such an expensiv replacement .... where is this going?

with µ43 replacing more and more of the entry DSLR market i fear that the EF system one day in the not so far future will ony be for the wealthy and pros

nobody needs DSLR anymore to make good pictures.

for most people who want a digital camera micro four third is good enough.
it´s small, it´s lightweight and offers very good image quality for the print needs of 95% of all customers.

bigger sensors still have the DOF advantage for portraits.
but face it that is not important for average joe customers.

some micro four third lenses are very good too, with very good MTF numbers.
and they are getting better and better.
for the 2200 euro you can get a whole set of good micro four third lenses.

so i guess we are already at the point where DSLR cameras are for serious (because of the cost) amateurs or pros.
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Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2012, 08:24:54 AM »
Wow the pricing of the primes is shocking. Who are they marketing them towards?  I have been waiting for a USM update on some of the older primes (really want to replace my 35mm f2 with a modern focus motor) and the 28mm looked like a decent standardish focal length for APS-C. But $800!  For f2.8 and IS that I don't really want?  Insane.

Time to look at some 3rd party options.

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« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2012, 08:30:07 AM »
all we know professional photographers choose the 24L lens not this 2.8 IS USM

so who will buy 24 2.8 at nearly $1000 ? amateurs ?


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Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2012, 08:30:18 AM »
Wow the pricing of the primes is shocking. Who are they marketing them towards?  I have been waiting for a USM update on some of the older primes (really want to replace my 35mm f2 with a modern focus motor) and the 28mm looked like a decent standardish focal length for APS-C. But $800!  For f2.8 and IS that I don't really want?  Insane.

Time to look at some 3rd party options.

And I'm sure that you're not the only one thinking like this...

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« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2012, 08:34:17 AM »
Was waiting for these primes to be announced and feel a bit shocked at the price. I guess I'll save for L primes because these prices make no sense.

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Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2012, 08:42:03 AM »
$1000 for 10 cm shorter and a few grams lighter, with a less effective hood design, the possibility of lens creep (they felt the need for a zoom lock), and the added expense of 82mm filters?

Optically, this lens had better be *damn* good...

At this price diff *damn* good... is an understatement.
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Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2012, 08:47:22 AM »
I guess the 24-70mm II will no longer be a blind buy for me like I had originally planned. Heck at these prices, if a buy at all for that matter!
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Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2012, 08:49:50 AM »
24-105 f/4 IS L FTW!

Seriously, pros can afford this lens, and might buy it for f/2.8 and that just slightly better perimeter optics...but the rest of us? The lack of IS at this price point is stupefying.

The economy has tightened up and likely will never return to the flush days...you have to take seriously your equipment expenditures, truly evaluate how an item will make you money you couldn't get other ways.

That 24-105 always astonishes me with it's value. You can readily find mint used copies for well under $1K.

Of course, it DOES lack  a zoom lock switch.... :P
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« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2012, 08:55:45 AM »
so who will buy 24 2.8 at nearly $1000 ? amateurs ?
I guess the IS can have some advantages for video, but, an f/2.8 lens won't appeal to them like a non-IS f/1.8 or f/2 lens would. Hell, you can have both the old 24mm and 28mm non-L primes for that price

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Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2012, 08:59:08 AM »
But now I can see why Tamron waited to price their lens - I imagine that their 24-70 for the Canon will now be more expensive than if the 24-70L was going to be $1899.
Even then, every dollar below $1000 Tamron can sell it for makes it that much more attractive. Because they already have a similar zoom in the 28-75 without IS that goes for $400ish, if they can move the 24-70 w/ IS for a reasonable price, they may get some converts from both Canon and their own 28-75.

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Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2012, 09:02:26 AM »
I guess the 24-70mm II will no longer be a blind buy for me like I had originally planned. Heck at these prices, if a buy at all for that matter!

Indeed. For $1699 I would likely have preordered. Now, I'm going to seriously consider the MkI or the 50L instead.
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Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2012, 09:12:14 AM »
all 3 lenses are too expensive, much too expensive. I am very dissapointed
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