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| p.1 #7 · 24-70 2.8L II: Impressive! |
Pixel Perfect wrote:
I agree, I just cannot see how the 24-70 II as freaking good as it is, can be anywhere near the price of a 70-200 f/2.8 with IS; it does not compute Will Robinson.
Interestingly, even though these lenses are the similar prices in the shops, my staff prices for these two are wildly different and the 24-70 price is much cheaper as you would normally expect. So this means to me their is huge amount of profit margin in the 24-70. Will it drop in price? I'm not sure it will given the 70-200 is pretty much same price...Show more →
I also expect the profit per unit built into the current 24-70 L II price to be huge.
If its build was on the Zeiss lens level, then I could accept its price. But it is not by a long shot.
Within two years even of infrequent use, in many lens copies I anticipate both the zoom ring as well as the MF ring developing rasping or squealing noise when turned. Perhaps becoming slack/loose too.
That hyped up L build is largely a marketing sham, when it comes to their plastic line of EF lenses, although it's been a very profitable sham, I must say.
There's more to a lens than sharpness alone. The old 50 f/1.8 MkI, 50 Macro and 70-200 f/4 non-IS are also very sharp lenses, and we know what their prices have been.