I cannot seem to find any stores with the 24-70 in stock. Two authorised dealers don't even have the lens listed, another has the lens listed as awaiting new model. I can't even find second hand models for sale, this is crazy.
One of them has the 24-70 F2.8 II listed at NZD$3599 which is approx USD$2850 at the moment! That price is pretty crazy though, its more than the 70-200 F2.8 II by $100 NZD.
Do other countries have similar issues at the moment? Does this mean we can expect the new lens to start shipping?