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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2012, 02:05:27 PM »
My local camera shop expects to see the 24-70 mk2 any day, but in kits with bodies that they will then split.

I didn't realise there was a 24-70 II kit

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2012, 02:05:27 PM »

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2012, 02:29:43 PM »
My local camera shop expects to see the 24-70 mk2 any day, but in kits with bodies that they will then split.

I didn't realise there was a 24-70 II kit

Me either.
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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2012, 03:00:28 PM »
My local camera shop expects to see the 24-70 mk2 any day, but in kits with bodies that they will then split.

Kit bundled with what? The 5d3 or the 1dx?

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2012, 03:52:02 PM »
My understanding is that all ‘kit’ lenses will have IS. Also definition of kit for me is a way to discount the lens which I doubt Canon would want to do with that lens for some time!

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2012, 05:11:37 PM »
My understanding is that all ‘kit’ lenses will have IS. Also definition of kit for me is a way to discount the lens which I doubt Canon would want to do with that lens for some time!

It's correct that is would be strange for Canon with their stellar IS tech to release a "kit" without it. However, since many people (including me) figure the 5d3 is overpriced in comparison to the competition and its predecessor, official body-lens combinations with a healthy discount could be a way for Canon to make the 5d3 more affordable while saving face and not discounting the core camera body after so little time.

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2012, 07:21:50 PM »
My understanding is that all ‘kit’ lenses will have IS. Also definition of kit for me is a way to discount the lens which I doubt Canon would want to do with that lens for some time!

It's correct that is would be strange for Canon with their stellar IS tech to release a "kit" without it. However, since many people (including me) figure the 5d3 is overpriced in comparison to the competition and its predecessor, official body-lens combinations with a healthy discount could be a way for Canon to make the 5d3 more affordable while saving face and not discounting the core camera body after so little time.

There is a kit consisting of the 5D3 and 24-70mm f/2.8L II on its way.  Depending where you are in the world, it looks like this kit will retail for just under or a bit over $6000.  My wife is waiting for the kit to come out as she wants both the 5DIII and 24-70 II.
I think the kit makes sense, as there is a lot of interest in the 24-70 II.  I know it is a subject for debate, but you will find that a lot of people have the view that a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens does not really need IS.  One of its main use cases is for events, where shutter speeds of 1/80s or faster usually need to be maintained in order to prevent motion blur.  On a full frame body, which is what the lens is targeted at, IS becomes somewhat academic.  I think you could argue for IS on a crop frame body - especially the 7D - but the cost of adding IS to this lens would probably turn it into a sales flop.

I think you will find that a lot of people who bought the 5DII kit with the 24-105 f/4L will buy the 5DIII kit with the 24-70mm f/2.8L II.
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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2012, 07:25:54 PM »
if the shorty forty is an entree for what this lens is going to be like then I cant wait to get my hands on one

but

what if its not really any better than the shorty?  :o
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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2012, 07:25:54 PM »

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2012, 07:48:57 PM »
There is a kit consisting of the 5D3 and 24-70mm f/2.8L II on its way.  Depending where you are in the world, it looks like this kit will retail for just under or a bit over $6000.

Ugh, sounds like there wasn't any "kit" discount involved at all?!? ... but doesn't matter to me since it's way out of the price range I'm willing to pay for the 5d3 and a non-stabilized zoom, I'll grab the 5d2 + Tamron 24-70 for way less than half of that :-o ... but of course the 5d3+24-70ii should be great combination for event shooting.

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2012, 07:58:12 PM »
if the shorty forty is an entree for what this lens is going to be like then I cant wait to get my hands on one

but

what if its not really any better than the shorty?  :o

Then maybe Canon will wise up and sell it for $200? :P
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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2012, 08:14:58 PM »
There is a kit consisting of the 5D3 and 24-70mm f/2.8L II on its way.  Depending where you are in the world, it looks like this kit will retail for just under or a bit over $6000.  My wife is waiting for the kit to come out as she wants both the 5DIII and 24-70 II.

http://www.leedervillecameras.com.au/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=3396216&A=SearchResult&SearchID=5027327&ObjectID=3396216&ObjectType=27

here you go

1 buck under :)
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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2012, 08:26:17 PM »

http://www.leedervillecameras.com.au/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=3396216&A=SearchResult&SearchID=5027327&ObjectID=3396216&ObjectType=27

here you go

1 buck under :)

*EFG* That is what I based my "just under" comment on.  I guess in the USA, it should be available for a bit less.

It looks like the "kit discount" is of the order of $300 or so, depending where you buy.  Not enough to motivate you to get the kit if you weren't already planning to buy both the body and the lens.
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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2012, 09:38:47 PM »
I am so bummed.  I just read that the lens is 82 mm.  None of my landscape filters will fit.  why did they do that :'(

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2012, 10:04:24 PM »

http://www.leedervillecameras.com.au/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=3396216&A=SearchResult&SearchID=5027327&ObjectID=3396216&ObjectType=27

here you go

1 buck under :)

*EFG* That is what I based my "just under" comment on.  I guess in the USA, it should be available for a bit less.

It looks like the "kit discount" is of the order of $300 or so, depending where you buy.  Not enough to motivate you to get the kit if you weren't already planning to buy both the body and the lens.

I have that very kit pre-ordered from there. Can't wait. Haven't asked recently as to when it will arrive, but was told early July a few months ago...

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2012, 01:22:40 AM »
Is that an official Canon kit or is that just a kit that one particular camera store is doing?
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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2012, 01:56:51 AM »
Is that an official Canon kit or is that just a kit that one particular camera store is doing?

Most other Australian Canon authorised retailers have it listed, so I would think it's offical - at least for that market. Can't confirm 100% though, at least not until it arrives :)

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Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2012, 01:56:51 AM »