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Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« on: July 02, 2012, 10:17:30 AM »
July/August 2012
I am still being told by a couple of retailers that we’ll see the new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II in late July or early August. Initial stock will be pretty good, though I do expect that all initial preorders won’t be fulfilled with the first batch.

There is a bit of a shortage here in Canada on Canon lenses, there are lots of long running backorders. It does feel like Canon has allocated some manufacturing to the new lens(es) over the older stuff.

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Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« on: July 02, 2012, 10:17:30 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2012, 10:20:11 AM »

Can't wait  ;D
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 10:35:40 AM »
Initial stock will be pretty good

I seriously doubt that - that would mean that they manufacture an adequate stock before selling the lens, and why would Canon do that? Much more likely that they sell the lens the minute the final production assembly is running and start shipping to cps and pre-order customers right away. The "initial stock will be pretty good" sounds like the marketing term for "please don't buy something else before we manufacture enough".

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 08:47:06 PM »
I just hope they announce a kit for this lens with the 5dmk3 in Japan before the lens comes out.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 01:18:08 AM »
I've been waiting bloody patiently for my 5D3 + 24-70mm f/2.8L II kit. I'll be well pissed off it they start fulfilling single-order sales before loading up on the kit sales.

There was one benefit in that I didn't end up rushing out and getting the "light leak" 5d3 so am partly thankful for that, but now I'm thinking they need to bring it on and fast. I'm itching to get rid of my old 24-70mm as well.



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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 03:38:11 AM »
We are being told (retailer) that the kit will be soft boxed initially which means there are only lenses shipping for a while.... this is interesting... http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1029&thread=41931816

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 04:37:27 AM »
What do you mean by "soft box"? I'm in the market for the mk2, but am unhappy at suggestions that if I'm an early adopter I somehow get a less than perfect deal.

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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2012, 04:39:53 AM »
What that means is it wont be a kit box yet but 2 separate items for a slightly reduced price. Looks like about $500 saving here so 350-400 USD.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2012, 06:31:37 PM »
I'm in the market for the mk2, but am unhappy at suggestions that if I'm an early adopter I somehow get a less than perfect deal.

"early adopter" and "perfect deal" are mutual exclusive - you simply pay $$$ for getting it first.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2012, 07:06:51 PM »
i'm really looking forward to seeing the performance of this lens (based on what the shorty forty is turning out)
I wonder if its going to be 13 times better :o
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2012, 12:00:45 PM »
What do you mean by "soft box"? I'm in the market for the mk2, but am unhappy at suggestions that if I'm an early adopter I somehow get a less than perfect deal.

Unfortunately that usually holds true for most things you buy.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012, 07:21:17 AM »
Booo!   >:(
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012, 07:21:17 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2012, 07:49:35 AM »
Booo!   >:(

"Revised schedule: Mid September 2012" will mean October 2012 - Canon is trying to beat the 1dx delay record! And what is "final adjustments in production" supposed to mean?

Btw: nice euphemism "updated sales start...", much nicer than "further delay of..."

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2012, 05:40:07 PM »
Hmmm, might have to get a 16-35 to fill in that wide gap.  ???
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2012, 05:40:07 PM »