Two new 24-70 lenses coming in 2014?
We were told a long time ago that IS in the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II wasn’t yet dead, as prototypes do exist with image stabilization.
Canon chose to go the route of smaller size and lighter weight for the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II and created possibly the best performing standard zoom lens on the market.
We’ve been told that two new 24-70 type lenses with IS are a possibility and could appear in mid to late 2014. The first being a non-L 24-70 with IS and STM, along with a variable aperture. This lens would obviously be the least expensive lens of the 24-70 lineup.
The second would be an EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS, which would be larger and have optical performance that rivals the current non IS version. It wouldn’t be a replacement to the current lens, just a very expensive bigger brother.
I find all of this plausible, we were told a long time ago that Canon had basic plans in place for 4 different 24-70 lenses for various budgets and needs. If such a lens does appear, It’s going to cost A LOT!
This latest bit of information comes from parts unknown, so take it with a grain of salt.
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 (Reg $2299) via B&H Photo
From Adorama, B&H Photo and Amazon
Adorama has a few great deals today that will not last long. Most notable the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body and kit with the EF 24-105 f/4L IS. You can see the deals once you proceed to checkout.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body via Adorama $2699 | Canon EOS 5D Mark III Kit via Adorama $3239
Amazon is now selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2699.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body via Amazon $2699
Adorama and B&H Photo also have a deal on the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II, and this one won’t last long. The lens is $1699 after both an instant and mail-in rebate.
EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo | EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at Adorama
Lots of Canon deals at Amazon
Amazon is having a one day sale on Canon gear. Most notably, the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II for $1699 after Canon’s $300 mail-in rebate.
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II at Amazon $1699 | Canon Deals at Amazon
If you prefer, B&H Photo has matched the deal at Amazon on the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II. This deal gives $300 off instantly, with another $300 via mail-in rebate with Canon.
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II at B&H Photo $1699
BuyDig is running a couple of lens deals today. One is the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II for $1679 (after $300 mail-in rebate) and the other is the EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro for $758 (after $150 mail-in rebate).
There are also deals on two of the Canon Speedlite flashes.
You must go all the way through the checkout procedure to see the final price that you’ll be charged.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals
The Black Friday and Cyber Monday barrage of deals appears over, however we should still see lots of deals going throughout December and into January.
I have added a page to the site that will show the deals currently offered by retailers, I will be updating it regularly.
Holiday Buying Deals
From B&H Photo
B&H Photo is selling the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II for $1799 (Reg $2299) after mail-in rebate. Shipping is free within the USA and also qualifies for B&H’s 2% rewards.
You must proceed to checkout to see the $2099 checkout price, and then there’s a $300 mail-in rebate above and beyond that. That brings the price of the lens down to $1799.
You can see the rebates for all Canon lenses here.
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799 via B&H Photo
Deal from B&H
B&H Photo is selling the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II for $1999 plus a $300 mail-in rebate. The $1999 will appear during checkout.
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1699 at B&H Photo.
BigValueInc (98.2% positive rating) is selling the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II for $2047 (reg. $2299). Quantities are limited.
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $2047
*Note: If you’re worried about BVI and things such as warranty, please purchase the item from authorized dealers such as B&H Photo or Amazon. If you don’t mind less or slower support to save some money, then this sale is for you.
More magic from Sigma coming?
The last year or two from Sigma has been a pretty good one. A lot of highly regarded lenses have been released that come in at pretty great prices compared to the competitors.
We’re told Sigma is working on a 24-70 f/2 OS HSM for full frame cameras. We’re told they want to give a full frame zoom option faster than f/2.8 that rivals the APS-C 18-35 f/1.8 DC HSM. There was no word on what pricing would be, but it would definitely come in under the Canon EF 24-74 f/2.8L II.
We’re told this could be a Photokina 2014 lens. Next year is going to be a big one for Canon & Sigma by all indications.
From B&H Photo
The sales continue from B&H Photo beyond the Canon lens rebates. The following three lenses are on sale for a limited time.
All prices are shown at checkout and still include B&H Photo’s 2% rewards.