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Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« on: May 10, 2012, 03:02:16 PM »
Does anyone have an update on the possible ship date for the new 24-70?
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Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« on: May 10, 2012, 03:02:16 PM »

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 09:13:15 PM »
I was at Samy's Camera Los Angeles today (5/9) and the canon rep there said that he has heard it may be by the end of June. But, I've read other places they are expecting it sometime in July.  He did say that he has seen prints and it is a really sharp lens and the reason for the $900 price increase has to do with the cost of the materials and special lens elements.... (ok!?)

Either way, I can't wait.

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 11:01:02 PM »
This was buried in another thread, but the release date in Japan is "Middle of July" after the 1dx release.
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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 11:12:57 AM »
Damnit I really want to get my hands on this lens, from the little bits i've heard here and there it's pretty damn amazing.
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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 12:26:15 PM »
yup... was hoping to use this at two of my friend's weddings this year... but no dice.
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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 07:41:31 AM »
This was buried in another thread, but the release date in Japan is "Middle of July" after the 1dx release.

The important question for me is not when it's released, but when enough is produced to that pre-orders are filled and the price begins to drop. I don't see Canon getting away with this price tag for long due to the Tamron 24-70/2.8 with vc - of course the Canon will be better, but that won't justify 2x the Tamron price tag. I hope the Canon 24-70/2.8 will see a $500 price drop sooner or later.

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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2012, 02:11:05 PM »
This lens does look really good. Expensive, but if it performs as well as it's rumoured to, then it's worth every penny.

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2012, 06:20:02 PM »
This was buried in another thread, but the release date in Japan is "Middle of July" after the 1dx release.

The important question for me is not when it's released, but when enough is produced to that pre-orders are filled and the price begins to drop. I don't see Canon getting away with this price tag for long due to the Tamron 24-70/2.8 with vc - of course the Canon will be better, but that won't justify 2x the Tamron price tag. I hope the Canon 24-70/2.8 will see a $500 price drop sooner or later.

Thats obviously in the eye of the beholder but it does seem that Canon will be giving up part of the market here, perhaps the mk1 24-70 will be kept in production?

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2012, 12:40:15 AM »
I was at Samy's Camera Los Angeles today (5/9) and the canon rep there said that he has heard it may be by the end of June. But, I've read other places they are expecting it sometime in July.  He did say that he has seen prints and it is a really sharp lens and the reason for the $900 price increase has to do with the cost of the materials and special lens elements.... (ok!?)

Either way, I can't wait.

Actually the reason for the $900 price increase is that Canon prices their products fairly consistently in Yen. The new lens costs the exact same as the old lens did in yen (adjusted for inflation) down to a few tenths of a percent. The $900 is the effect of the exchange rate. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2012, 12:00:10 PM »
This was buried in another thread, but the release date in Japan is "Middle of July" after the 1dx release.

The important question for me is not when it's released, but when enough is produced to that pre-orders are filled and the price begins to drop. I don't see Canon getting away with this price tag for long due to the Tamron 24-70/2.8 with vc - of course the Canon will be better, but that won't justify 2x the Tamron price tag. I hope the Canon 24-70/2.8 will see a $500 price drop sooner or later.

Thats obviously in the eye of the beholder but it does seem that Canon will be giving up part of the market here, perhaps the mk1 24-70 will be kept in production?

The mk1 was already discontinued.  Are you suggesting Canon might bring it back to compete against teh tamron? 

The tamron has alot of issues supposedly, and while better than the mk1 it shouldn't compare to the mk2. 

My feeling on the mk2 is that it will probably end up being like the 70-200mk2 and not really drop in price. 
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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2012, 08:41:04 PM »
Did you see in the UK some stores offer the 5D Mark III with the 24-70L II as a kit lens?  Cool!
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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2012, 02:33:28 PM »
My feeling on the mk2 is that it will probably end up being like the 70-200mk2 and not really drop in price.

+1  (although there may be a rebate available for it fairly soon after it is widely available)

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2012, 03:21:11 PM »

The tamron has alot of issues supposedly, and while better than the mk1 it shouldn't compare to the mk2. 

My feeling on the mk2 is that it will probably end up being like the 70-200mk2 and not really drop in price.

I've used/owned the Tamron 24-70 and a good copy can bea the mk1 is most ways, problem is the requirement of getting a good copy. In Australia the 70-200 mkII started at about $3500 and is now less than $2700, it can be bought for about $2000 through grey retailers. So Yes the Canon mkII will drop in price no doubt, you guys in the US had it too good for too long. F2.8 zooms can't replace primes for me even if the sharpness is there. Its simply too slow for enough DOF control. The 24-105L is a much better all around package, and when paired with a couple of reasonable primes would make a way better kit for the same price as the 24-70mkII. Whats canon's obsession currently with F2.8 lenses(especially primes) it sort of defeats the purpose of a lens being FL limited if there is little gain in other areas. The faster EF primes need some serious attention. IMHO Canon should buy Samyang and just put an AF motor in their lenses and then sell them for 3-5x the price, I'd buy the whole range if they did that.
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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2012, 03:21:11 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2012, 07:21:42 PM »
I need this lens NOW!  I sold my 24-105mm 2 weeks before the original ship date to finance this expensive monster and was left holding the empty, proverbial kit lens bag....arrrrggggghhhh!!!!! LOL!  I am dying to fill the void in my kit...but it sounds like it will be later rather than sooner..hell...I even switched out my MKII for a MKIII in the wait zone and still not kit lens!!!!  C'Mon Canon...come thru with this beauty sooooooooooooooon!.
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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2012, 09:33:51 PM »
I didn't really "need" it, but I thought how cool it would have been had I a 1D X at the OHSAA State track meet in Ohio on June 2.  I shot it with a 1D Mark IV but I just kept wondering :)
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