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Janco

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24-70 II availability?
« on: March 13, 2012, 01:06:31 PM »
I'd be interested if anyone has information on the availability of the 24-70mm II.

Does anyone already have it? It looks like a terrific lens, I'd be interested if its performance in real life use is that much better compared to the first version....

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24-70 II availability?
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Seamus

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Re: 24-70 II availability?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 01:55:24 PM »
April 17th is the release date, if I remember correctly. I am really excited about this lens, so I hope there are no delays.

Janco

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 04:38:51 PM »
Thanks! I heard of a availability time in 4-6 weeks, so that's about the same. I wasn't sure if it was maybe faster at other shops.... I guess we will see some pictures then as well  :D

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Re: 24-70 II availability?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 05:58:59 PM »
My local dealer said availability by the end of April so we'll cross our fingers for that.  I'm considering holding on to my old 24-70mm, as the price for the new one is astronomical.  Maybe in 2-3 months it will fall if the availability is high.
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Janco

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 06:55:14 PM »
The price may fall in three months time. Maybe 50$. Maybe not  ;)

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Re: 24-70 II availability?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012, 07:41:36 PM »
April 17th is the release date, if I remember correctly. I am really excited about this lens, so I hope there are no delays.
I ordered mine with my 5D3 and was told to expect the lens in mid April here in Australia.  Unfortunately, this will be 3 weeks after I get the body.  :-[
Should be an awesome pairing!  :)

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Re: 24-70 II availability?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2012, 10:07:00 PM »
I expect it to be a great lens, but having been disappointed by the five different 24-70mm mark one's I've owned, I'm holding back until multiple reviewers I trust weigh in.

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Janco

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Re: 24-70 II availability?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2012, 07:20:11 PM »
any updates on the 24-70L II? Delays here as well, or is anyone of you touching that beauty right now? If yes..... I want some image samples please please  ;D

If I'm allowed to be picky, please no lens cap photos nor pictures of the lens itself.  ::)

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Re: 24-70 II availability?
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2012, 08:49:08 PM »
The lens is not due out until july now, it got delayed along with the 1DX.

Janco

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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2012, 09:04:01 PM »
Oh... totally forgot. Thanks for the reminder!

Karl Egressy

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Re: 24-70 II availability?
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2012, 06:06:16 PM »
I owned a copy of the 24-70 f2.8 Mark I. It is a great lens but heavy and bulky. You notice it only when you pack your Kiboko backpack and run out of space. I replaced it with a 24-105 f4. It is smaller  and lighter. Good for travel. If you need the speed go for the Mark I. It is much cheaper.

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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2012, 06:06:16 PM »