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Canon 24-70mm f2.8 USM II Pre-orders!
« on: February 27, 2012, 01:29:17 PM »
Hey guys,

I've been going back and forth on whether I should invest my money in the new 5DMKIII that is bound to be out shortly or the new Canon 24-70 f2.8 II.

My 5DMKII does an admirable job already and I can't think of a reason why "I" would need to upgrade to the MKIII (save for tech envy) so I decided to put my money on the new 24-70 instead.

Preordered mine from BHPhoto this morning. Curious however, with a ship date of April 17th and large distributor's such as BHphoto - how long do you think it will take them to fulfill preorders? Would I be better off buying it locally or at another smaller online retailer where most people wouldn't go to?

With BH being so large, I'm sure that will impact their allotment during the initial shipment of the lens. This is my first time pre-ordering camera tech before and I'm just kind of curious what the turn around time might look like!



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Re: Canon 24-70mm f2.8 USM II Pre-orders!
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 04:52:42 PM »
My experience with B&H has been for the rare few times they have been out of stock, they seem to always get it back in stock and shipped within a week.  Of course this means the manufacturer has the products on hand to ship to them.  In over 4 years their fullfillment rate has been super.


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Re: Canon 24-70mm f2.8 USM II Pre-orders!
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 05:31:59 PM »
I feel they are top notch for sure, i just bought LR3 from them when it was $69.99 and the site listed them as being backordered and expected more the following day. I purchased, and went back to their site less than an hour later and the expected ship date was like 2 weeks out already. I just assumed that i wouldn't see my LR3 for a week or two, only to get an email confirmation the next day saying it shipped out. They are great to buy from.