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*UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« on: August 29, 2012, 08:32:20 AM »

UPDATE

I have received two updates that a major store in Germany expects their first shipments of the new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II by the end of next week. This information was backed up by a CPS rep in another country.


New ship date?

We and others are hearing that the new Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II will not begin shipping until October 2012 at the earliest. Nothing has been officially mentioned by Canon as of yet.


EOS Utility

You will see in the latest EOS utility the lens correction information has been added for the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II



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*UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« on: August 29, 2012, 08:32:20 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 08:47:49 AM »
kinda happy about this news, cause I was worried that this lens wouldn't ship before I went to Hawaii.  Seeing that it slipped, means I made the right decision to pick up the 24-105L instead for the time being...

Still want this lens though...
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 09:07:51 AM »

Take your time Canon. Just make sure the copy that you going to send me is a GOOD ONE.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 09:09:26 AM »
For me, as one who preordered back in February, this news is beyond inexcusable!  Canon's photographic division must be completely inept.  At this point, the ONLY thing keeping me with Canon is the TS-E 17mm.   If Nikon comes out with a comparable lens, I'll switch in a heartbeat.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 09:13:50 AM »
I feel sorry for you all that have pre-ordered this lens. The news of this possible delay only gives me (and I'm sure many others) more time to save up for this lens, which in my opinion is overpriced, especially the UK market.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012, 12:06:28 PM »
Canon's service is deteriorating and fast

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012, 12:52:42 PM »
Although I share your frustration, good luck finding some of Nikon's more popular glass in stock at a reputable authorized dealers. Generally speaking, Canon's supply chain is superior to Nikon's. The grass is not always greener on the otherside.

For me, as one who preordered back in February, this news is beyond inexcusable!  Canon's photographic division must be completely inept.  At this point, the ONLY thing keeping me with Canon is the TS-E 17mm.   If Nikon comes out with a comparable lens, I'll switch in a heartbeat.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012, 12:52:42 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2012, 01:04:22 PM »
Although I share your frustration, good luck finding some of Nikon's more popular glass in stock at a reputable authorized dealers. Generally speaking, Canon's supply chain is superior to Nikon's. The grass is not always greener on the otherside.

For me, as one who preordered back in February, this news is beyond inexcusable!  Canon's photographic division must be completely inept.  At this point, the ONLY thing keeping me with Canon is the TS-E 17mm.   If Nikon comes out with a comparable lens, I'll switch in a heartbeat.

It usually happens for me, that the lane which I'm currently not driving moves faster. After I switch the other goes faster. But here you can be on two lanes at once, so why complaining? The story with Canon's preoders isn't such for the first time I suppose? What about the learning curve? As long as people will preorder so many months before the release, Canon has no reason to keep the announced dates. If people won't preorder once or two, then Canon for the third time will reconsider when to announce new stuff to appear on the shelves. I think, that preordering is like playing a roulette - if you are lucky, then you get one but if you have to wait, then you can blame only yourself.
People were waiting how many months for 1DX? How long after the first delivery was it available for anybody? Was it worth preordering? All those complaints about light leak in 5d3 I think came from people who preordered.
I really don't see any point in preordering AND complaining. If you preorder then don't complain, please...
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2012, 01:25:51 PM »
Although I share your frustration, good luck finding some of Nikon's more popular glass in stock at a reputable authorized dealers. Generally speaking, Canon's supply chain is superior to Nikon's. The grass is not always greener on the otherside.

For me, as one who preordered back in February, this news is beyond inexcusable!  Canon's photographic division must be completely inept.  At this point, the ONLY thing keeping me with Canon is the TS-E 17mm.   If Nikon comes out with a comparable lens, I'll switch in a heartbeat.

It usually happens for me, that the lane which I'm currently not driving moves faster. After I switch the other goes faster. But here you can be on two lanes at once, so why complaining? The story with Canon's preoders isn't such for the first time I suppose? What about the learning curve? As long as people will preorder so many months before the release, Canon has no reason to keep the announced dates. If people won't preorder once or two, then Canon for the third time will reconsider when to announce new stuff to appear on the shelves. I think, that preordering is like playing a roulette - if you are lucky, then you get one but if you have to wait, then you can blame only yourself.
People were waiting how many months for 1DX? How long after the first delivery was it available for anybody? Was it worth preordering? All those complaints about light leak in 5d3 I think came from people who preordered.
I really don't see any point in preordering AND complaining. If you preorder then don't complain, please...

people can and should complain all they want.  canon says this is when your lens will be here.  canon takes your money (and lots of it).  you hold off on other things and make plans based off of when canon said your expensive lens will be ready.  then, you don't get it.

so why shouldn't people complain?  i'm confused?  just because something tends to happen a lot doesn't mean you shouldn't complain.  if there was a huge hole on a bridge, and it was there for a long time, should people not complain about so it doesn't get fixed?  under your logic, they should just shut up.

i would think that people should start screaming bloody murder when they don't get this stuff.  it will force canon to stop making these BS release dates, just to lock in customers.  most software companies refuse to give release dates, because their are ALWAYS problems and dates get pushed back.  they learned to only give a date when the stuff is ready - canon needs to do the same thing.

so i say, if you preorder and don't get it then complain, please...
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 01:37:51 PM »
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so i say, if you preorder and don't get it then complain, please...

I would rather say: don't preorder to make Canon rethink their announcement.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 01:43:03 PM »
kinda happy about this news, cause I was worried that this lens wouldn't ship before I went to Hawaii.  Seeing that it slipped, means I made the right decision to pick up the 24-105L instead for the time being...

Still want this lens though...

Hah, I did the exact same thing..
Was going to Hawaii.. had a preorder for the 24-70 II...
Ended up picking up a 24-105L for the trip anyways....

Just sold it though thinking September would be the ship date...

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2012, 01:51:12 PM »
I would rather say: don't preorder to make Canon rethink their announcement.
Except then they prioritize the production of that lens even less, because half as many people have pre-ordered. Its more that you should not rely on anything until its actually released. I wouldn't sell off any gear to fund a new lens until I could buy that new lens in store, for example.

But, its more effective than complaining, as your rep on the phone is countries away from Canon's office, and it won't work its way up the food chain unless you have a specific technical glitch.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2012, 01:54:50 PM »
My EF 24-70mm f/2.8L Mark I has just appreciated another 50 bucks! Thanks Canon.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2012, 01:54:50 PM »

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2012, 01:57:14 PM »
I am glad that I got Tamron 24-70mm VC.  No more waiting... :)
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
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