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Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« on: July 05, 2012, 09:34:48 AM »
Not good news
Contrary to what I was told recently by a few retailers, Canon has delayed the release of the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II again. This time until mid September 2012. The reason for the delay is said to be for “final  adjustments in production”.

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This is tough news for a lot of people. I own a lens rental business and not being able to find more new 24-70′s in Canada to add to stock has caused a few moments of stress. We were really hoping for a smooth switchover from version 1 to version 2.

However, if this is for quality control reasons, then the delay is worth it. No matter how much it drives us bonkers.

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Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« on: July 05, 2012, 09:34:48 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012, 09:39:23 AM »
I can see Tamron smiling right about now!   ;)
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2012, 09:42:07 AM »
More time for me to save up  8)
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2012, 09:57:40 AM »
Hmm, will this delay drive the price of the outgoing 24-70 up considerably? I'm starting to consider selling my 24-70 v1 in August if this is the case.

... Then again, probably not.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 10:00:25 AM »
This is absolutely ridiculous!  After we've already been waiting 5 months for our pre-orders from major retailers, Canon now tries to tell us that something about the lens needs to be "adjusted".   I, for one, don't believe that lie for one second.   To CANON:  Our patience isn't limitless.   If you want to keep our business, deliver product with a reasonable time!

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2012, 10:18:52 AM »
Pity…it's been long delayed..just like the 1DX.
However, i was never interested in it in the first place..nor was i interested in the Tamron version.
Ever since the new 5D3 and IDX came out, the new processor really brings new life back to the good old 24-105L
More range than the 24-70. Granted it's not as sharp but if i really want sharp, i'll use primes.
If i need low light, bump up the ISO…with the good performance of these cameras..shooting at F4 is almost good in any condition i feel…unlike the older cameras where f2.8 is a must..i just feel you don't really need it these days..

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 10:24:36 AM »
This could be caused by production priority shift or some quality control issues. This is one of the most important lenses by Canon, if not THE most important one. Given its very high price tag and high expectations from the photographers, Canon better make this one right and have a healthy stock from the very beginning.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 10:24:36 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 10:29:48 AM »
Well, what's new?
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2012, 10:36:47 AM »
Oh Well, Its better to be delayed than have light leaks like another canon product. ::)

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2012, 10:37:21 AM »
Well, honestly, a few more months should be no big deal. For me, the problem is rather due to the accumulation of frustration that has been driving down the thrill of acquiring new equipment. I mean the interest is fading away and well, maybe I have enough with my existing equipment for the time being after all. One budget, many hobbies. The other priorities in life are somehow taking over.   

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2012, 10:40:13 AM »
I can see Tamron smiling right about now!   ;)

And not me :(

I was hoping the Tamron's price would break a bit . . . guessing this is NOT going to happen.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2012, 10:42:29 AM »
I wish they kept the MkI on sale until the MkII was avalible in store  :'(

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012, 10:46:20 AM »
This is absolutely ridiculous!  After we've already been waiting 5 months for our pre-orders from major retailers, Canon now tries to tell us that something about the lens needs to be "adjusted".   I, for one, don't believe that lie for one second.   To CANON:  Our patience isn't limitless.   If you want to keep our business, deliver product with a reasonable time!

So just because you don't like the news and are impatient that means they are lying?  This is one of the most anticipated lenses of the year, and surely will be one of the best selling, they can't afford to screw this up.

Let me ask you, if there isn't an issue, then what exactly is the hold-up?  Are you suggesting that all of the 24-70 II's are actually fine and ready to go but Canon just wants to piss all it's customers off?  Obviously there is something that needs to be fixed.  They know how many times they've had to delay stuff and I'm sure they wouldn't do it if it wasn't absolutely necessary. 
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012, 10:46:20 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2012, 10:48:28 AM »
I have to agree with the post.  Even though, I sold my 24-105mm in anticipation of this lens, back in the spring before the FIRST original ship date in anticipation of buying the new 24-70mm f/2.8 II....I can wait (even though it is k...kk...KILLIN me!!! LOL!), if it is for quality control issues... I have no idea how difficult it is for Canon to produce such perfection....so I guess I will just have to be patient.
...Besides...it gives me more time to justify paying $2300 for a modest zoom lens...and gives me even more time to set the money aside....
oh..well.....
(hmmm...if it is all the way until Sept...then I can probably justify buying the new Olympus 75mm f/1.8 for my MFT system...yeah..yeah...that's the plan..I have lots of time to recover financially to buy the 24-70mm in the Sept. :-)
The rest of my summer will be great!!!!!).
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2012, 10:49:14 AM »
this is really weak. a 2300 hundred dollar lens and a 6800 hundred dollar camera both delayed for months with little explanation(along with plenty of other product delays.)
I really want a low cost Canon FF body(by low cost I mean under 3500 dollars, preferably 1500-2500...please don't say 5DII, I already chose a 5DC for half the price and it takes great photos but is a little long in the tooth,)but at this point I doubt one will be out within a year... I think Canon is really screwing up monumentally these days.
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2012, 10:49:14 AM »