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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II delayed?
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2012, 08:02:57 AM »
2 major product in a row being delayed.

I didn't realize you were one of those weird 'new math' types...   :P

Perhaps you're being charitable to Canon, but you've omitted the 8-15mm fisheye and all four new supertele lenses from your count, and we're still waiting on two of those.  So by my 'traditional math' way of counting, it's 7 recent launches delayed, not merely two.  I'm not counting on seeing my 1D X before the snow returns.  >:(

Oh boy!  Even worst then! 
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II delayed?
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2012, 08:59:25 AM »
wow what crapy luck, I had just pre-ordered it yesterday myself in hopes of getting it in time for my friends wedding on the 30th...  oh well... It was kind of a stretch for me anyways, but getting delayed a few months will help me save up for it a little more.  Let's hope they change the price for those of us that have pre-ordered ;)
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II delayed?
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2012, 10:01:28 AM »
Let's hope they change the price for those of us that have pre-ordered ;)

Are you sure about that?  If anything, the price is likely to go up.  When the 70-300mm L was available for pre-order, it was initially set at $1500, then the price went up to $1600 just before release - Adorama honored the preorder price, Amazon canceled everyone's preorder at the lower price, IIRC).  Canon has raised the price of many of their recent lenses between the announcement and the actual launch (70-300L and the new supertele primes). 

So, you might not want to hope they change the price...just sayin'.   :-X
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II delayed?
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2012, 11:10:28 AM »
well you have a good point there Neuro.  Though if it went up and my pre-order was honored that would be even awesomer for resale value. 

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II delayed?
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2012, 07:43:20 PM »
Maybe is so they can reissue it with IS

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II delayed?
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2012, 10:19:51 AM »
This sucks! I've been waiting to buy a 24-70L until the new one came out, so that hopefully it'd be cheaper. I can't wait til July and now all the prices of the old 24-70 have gone up $100! jfidaehuif;a

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II delayed?
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2012, 10:23:24 AM »
This sucks! I've been waiting to buy a 24-70L until the new one came out, so that hopefully it'd be cheaper. I can't wait til July and now all the prices of the old 24-70 have gone up $100! jfidaehuif;a

Same thing happened when the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II came out at a much higher price than the MkI.  Prices for used MkI lenses shot by by $200-300, and only in the last few months, nearly two years after the release of the MkII, have used MkI prices returned to where they were before (and they're not cheaper than that).
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