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p.1 #1 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


I hesitated and missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal that was $2049 and now it's back up. I wanted to talk to someone about it at BH Photo but they weren't accepting phone calls yesterday but now I see they've raised the price again.

Anyone know if there is any new sales coming up?



Jan 02, 2013 at 06:20 PM
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p.1 #2 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


It's $2049 (placed in cart) in Canoga camera https://www.canogacamera.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=canon+24-70

EDIT: Out of stock, was there this morning



Jan 02, 2013 at 06:46 PM
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p.1 #3 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


Very tempting but the return policy is only 15 days. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of time to test the lens out in the next 15 days.

Also they show out of stock



Jan 02, 2013 at 06:50 PM
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p.1 #4 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


Talk about a deal... It was in my gold box at Amazon a few days ago for like $1985 or something. Plus I the 5% discover promotion they had going on... They also threw in some extra goodies in there.

Final price would have been around like $1875... But I already had one so no use for me!



Jan 02, 2013 at 07:45 PM
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p.1 #5 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


mmsean wrote:
I hesitated and missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal that was $2049 and now it's back up.


What kind of a "deal" is that on a lens that should be priced around $1,600 at best.



Jan 02, 2013 at 07:53 PM
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p.1 #6 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


Why are you asking us? Just call them.


Jan 02, 2013 at 08:27 PM
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p.1 #7 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


Already did and they said it expired. Drat.


Jan 02, 2013 at 09:01 PM
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p.1 #8 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


I think it is annoying that they list a price is good until Jan 5, only to change it almost daily. I had this happen on other items.


Jan 02, 2013 at 09:42 PM
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p.1 #9 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


This didn't have an expiration date. That's what drives me crazy.



Jan 02, 2013 at 10:12 PM
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p.1 #10 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


Woo hoo, lens just came on staff purchase and I nearly fell of my chair when I saw the price. Should be here tomorrow. I was ready to try the Tamron too.


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p.1 #11 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


Pixel Perfect wrote:
Woo hoo, lens just came on staff purchase and I nearly fell of my chair when I saw the price. Should be here tomorrow. I was ready to try the Tamron too.


You should still try the Tamron, it's awesome



Jan 03, 2013 at 02:38 AM
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p.1 #12 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


dennisgibson wrote:
You should still try the Tamron, it's awesome


I'm sure it is, but the Canon was at a price that was too good to pass up. I would have liked the VC though.



Jan 03, 2013 at 02:54 AM
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p.1 #13 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


Maybe I'll have to look at the Tamron but I really like Canon lenses.


Jan 03, 2013 at 08:32 PM
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p.1 #14 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


mmsean wrote:
Maybe I'll have to look at the Tamron but I really like Canon lenses.


the Tamron might be worth a look




Jan 04, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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p.1 #15 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


Got mine a few days ago from the B&H $2049 sale. Purchased with some nervousness after trying the 24-70 I and not liking the weight, bulk and sharpness at 2.8. I have to say the 24-70 II lives up to its sharpness reputation and is very much a mini 70-200 II. Paired with the 5D III and its high iso ability seems like they were made for each other.

Tested mine on Focal Pro for sharpness and less than 2% sharpness gain stopping down from 2.8 to 4 where it reached peak sharpness at both 24 and 70mm.



Jan 04, 2013 at 04:00 PM
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p.1 #16 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


dennisgibson wrote:
You should still try the Tamron, it's awesome


I just rented the Tamron as part of a slow decision process. It is an awesome lens. I didn't shoot test charts or brick walls, just lots of family holiday action. Very nice lens. If it were not for some coma that would affect astro images, I would buy the Tamron instead without any regrets over the Canon.



Jan 04, 2013 at 05:00 PM
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p.1 #17 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


Svassh I'm jealous!


Jan 04, 2013 at 06:38 PM
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p.1 #18 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


PetKal wrote:
What kind of a "deal" is that on a lens that should be priced around $1,600 at best.



Ha, could not agree more. For goodness sakes it is a normal range 2.8 zoom. I still think 2k is robbery. Tried the tammy but it found it slow to focus and engage the IS. Sticking with my cheap 24-70 2.8L



Jan 04, 2013 at 06:54 PM
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p.1 #19 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


I am not debating the price. Hell I think most of the camera lenses and cameras are WAY overpriced.


Jan 04, 2013 at 08:15 PM
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p.1 #20 · Missed out on the 24-70/2.8 II deal


twistedlim wrote:
Ha, could not agree more. For goodness sakes it is a normal range 2.8 zoom. I still think 2k is robbery. Tried the tammy but it found it slow to focus and engage the IS. Sticking with my cheap 24-70 2.8L


I haven't tried the Tammy, yet. I've had a stellar 24-70L v1, (after several duds) a several years now. I may pick up the new version when they drop the price.



Jan 05, 2013 at 01:07 AM
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