April 20, 2014, 03:34:52 PM

Author Topic: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]  (Read 7998 times)

Canon Rumors

  • Administrator
  • 1D X
  • *****
  • Posts: 2384
    • View Profile
    • Canon Rumors
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« on: April 02, 2012, 12:38:18 PM »
Oh no :(
I’ve heard from multiple places that the upcoming Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II will not reach market by April 17, 2012 as originally stated by Canon. There is no official new date, but we’ve been told and seen elsewhere that it could be delayed until July 2012.

The 5D Mark III has been a relatively successful launch, I am disappointed to see that has turned out to be an exception instead of a new rule.

None of this has been confirmed by Canon yet.

Speaking of 1D X
I posted earlier about the 1D X being allocated to CPS members first in some countries. That does NOT include the USA.. I know it’s true in this one (Canada) as I had to provide a CPS number for preorder.

Source: [DC]

cr

canonrumors.com

canon rumors FORUM

Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« on: April 02, 2012, 12:38:18 PM »

Z

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 188
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 12:42:31 PM »
Wow. If true, it really will beg the question why do Canon even bother with release date estimates?

Perhaps in future they should just tell us it'll be done when it's done, rather than constantly undermining themselves.

neuroanatomist

  • CR GEEK
  • *******
  • Posts: 12789
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 12:49:57 PM »
I posted earlier about the 1D X being allocated to CPS members first in some countries. That does NOT include the USA..

That's good news for me. :)

Of course, given the way Canon releases have been working lately, even if my B&H preorder is high enough on the list to get a camera from the first shipment, I still might not see the camera until 3Q...
EOS 1D X, EOS M, and lots of lenses
______________________________
Flickr | TDP Profile/Gear List

Shnookums

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 111
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 03:00:19 PM »
I know it’s true in this one (Canada)

Urgh... Dammit...

GL

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 04:10:17 PM »
If true this is very disappointing. After all we've already seen photos of the retail packaging and samples of seemingly final lenses. I wonder what the holdup is? Something strange is happening with these delays and I don't like it.

almograve

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 05:50:37 PM »
So we get the 5D mkIII, we sit tight for the lense and it doesn't come!! Now what!? We get the 24-105 for more than the kit!? We get the 24-70 and in 2 months we have a ten years old lense that is "replace" by a II version!?

What should I do!?

alchera75

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 07:06:35 PM »
So we get the 5D mkIII, we sit tight for the lense and it doesn't come!! Now what!? We get the 24-105 for more than the kit!? We get the 24-70 and in 2 months we have a ten years old lense that is "replace" by a II version!?

What should I do!?

Ummm ... go take photo's?

Surely you have other lenses you can use until then?

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 07:06:35 PM »

infared

  • 5D Mark III
  • ******
  • Posts: 741
  • Kodak Brownie!
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 07:16:57 PM »
That is right...I am out taking photos!  LOL!  I sold my 24-105mm in anticipation of this new lens release, God knows I cannot afford to own both!....So Canon charges us a $1000 premium (absurd)...and has no delivery date...How about lowering the price for the inconvenience Canon???
I guess I am going to pony up and pick up the 5DIII in the next few weeks.  I was going to take delivery on the new 24-70mm in mid April as per the release date....and then get the new body later in the year as I have a 5DII which is more than adequate and would perform wonderfully with the new lens, no doubt.
But for know I will just keep taking photos and upgrade when I can.  Oh, Well.
5D Mark III, Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, Canon 17mm f/4L TS-E, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II, 21mm f/2.8 Zeiss, Sigma 35mm f/1.4, 24-70mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 Sigma, 85mm f/1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L Macro,70-200mm f/2.8L IS II...1.4x converter III, and some other stuff.....

JR

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1244
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2012, 07:47:13 PM »
This so frustrating...

Man Canon keeps teasing us with these new products!
1DX, 24mm f1.4L II, 35mm f1.4L, 50mm f1.2L, 85mm f1.2L II, 135mm f2L, 24-70mm f2.8L II, 70-200mm f2.8L IS II :  D800, D4, and a whole bunch of Nikon lenses

picture-this

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 08:45:10 PM »
After reading the link this news comes from, I'm not betting on the info due to it coming from a Canon sales Rep.

Here's the quote...

"Initial reports had it shipping on April 17th but upon inquiring to my local camera store about CPS pricing, the local Canon rep informed the store that this lens will not ship until July!"

JR

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1244
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2012, 08:47:20 PM »
After reading the link this news comes from, I'm not betting on the info due to it coming from a Canon sales Rep.

Here's the quote...

"Initial reports had it shipping on April 17th but upon inquiring to my local camera store about CPS pricing, the local Canon rep informed the store that this lens will not ship until July!"

Usually the CR guy has a good flair for these things...if he posted it, he must beleive there is some merit to it.
1DX, 24mm f1.4L II, 35mm f1.4L, 50mm f1.2L, 85mm f1.2L II, 135mm f2L, 24-70mm f2.8L II, 70-200mm f2.8L IS II :  D800, D4, and a whole bunch of Nikon lenses

TrumpetPower!

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 951
    • View Profile
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012, 10:45:09 PM »
In the mean time, it seems entirely possible that the Tamron stabilized 24-70 may well start shipping in a couple weeks. if so, and if the optics and focussing don't suck, that lens may well steal a lot of Canon's thunder.

b&

canonian

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2012, 02:06:28 AM »
This news bites  :( 

I was really looking forward to getting this lens before some jobs I have coming up and I already sold my version 1 because it was such a poor performer.  Why can Canon release the 5DIII so quickly after being announced but not this lens or the 1DX ?

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2012, 02:06:28 AM »

almograve

  • Guest
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2012, 06:46:46 AM »
So we get the 5D mkIII, we sit tight for the lense and it doesn't come!! Now what!? We get the 24-105 for more than the kit!? We get the 24-70 and in 2 months we have a ten years old lense that is "replace" by a II version!?

What should I do!?

Ummm ... go take photo's?

Surely you have other lenses you can use until then?

Nothing else than a 50mm 1.4!
Moving from APC-S you just forget about your lenses and get new ones....

Now, it's a big mess, I don't know what to do....

If I get the L 24-105 IS I am afraid that I will have difficulties to sell it or no use of it when I'll get the 24-70 later on...

And I feel it would be even worse with the actual 24-70....

Even renting is just too long....

I rebuild everything from scratch thinking the timing is right and they are not increasing....

To add 1000$ on the new 24-70, that they got the time and they have announced it....

clicstudio

  • Rebel T5i
  • ****
  • Posts: 194
  • {+}
    • View Profile
    • clic::studio photography
Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2012, 10:35:59 AM »
So we get the 5D mkIII, we sit tight for the lense and it doesn't come!! Now what!? We get the 24-105 for more than the kit!? We get the 24-70 and in 2 months we have a ten years old lense that is "replace" by a II version!?

What should I do!?

Ummm ... go take photo's?

Surely you have other lenses you can use until then?


Nothing else than a 50mm 1.4!
Moving from APC-S you just forget about your lenses and get new ones....

Now, it's a big mess, I don't know what to do....

If I get the L 24-105 IS I am afraid that I will have difficulties to sell it or no use of it when I'll get the 24-70 later on...

And I feel it would be even worse with the actual 24-70....

Even renting is just too long....

I rebuild everything from scratch thinking the timing is right and they are not increasing....

To add 1000$ on the new 24-70, that they got the time and they have announced it....

almograve, the 24-105 is terrible compared to my 24-70 on a 1D4. I rented it out for a week to test it out and 50% of the photos were out of focus or not sharp enough. The range is great, though but at only 4.0 and slow focusing, it isn't worth it.
I wish Canon  would have built a 24-105 2.8L. It would have been a dream lens. Heavy, surely, but perfect range.
Wait for the 24-70II it should be worth every penny.
Canon 1D X, Canon 24-70 F2.8L II,  Canon SpeedLite 600 EX-RT, 5x Paul C. Buff Einstein Flashes with Pocket Wizard PowerMC2's, Pocket Wizard Mini-TT1, Pocket Wizard AC3.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed? [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2012, 10:35:59 AM »