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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


Last night i purchased the 24-70 from best buy and got an unbelievable deal. They were willing to lower the price to the rock bottom cost because all of the 24-70 L glass is being sent back to canon on 8/31 and a new lens will be released on 12/31. This is all info from a best buy associate who pulled it up on their computer system(i watched him do it). I was wondering if anyone else has heard of this new version of this lens. Best Buy was willing to let it go for 850.




May 29, 2008 at 02:21 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


24-70 was canon


May 29, 2008 at 02:21 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


Canon, or anyone else for that matter, doesn't call back lenses simply because they're being updated. What are they gonna do, throw them out ? I think the guy was BSing you. I wouldn't believe anything some kid at Bestbuys told me. Of all the people who might have that kind of inside info from Canon, why would it be that guy ? Canon release new lenses all the time, they don't get rid of the older versions before they do it.


May 29, 2008 at 02:36 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


Still, $850 for a 24-70 2.8 is a great deal. Unless if it was a demo. I didn't even know best buy sold the 24-70.


May 29, 2008 at 02:46 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


Why would they be willing to sell the lens for such a low price when their normal price is 1349?


May 29, 2008 at 02:46 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


They only sell the lens in certain stores. You can buy it online but all their camera gear is outrageously priced.


May 29, 2008 at 02:48 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


the Canon 24-70 2.8L USM is $1,259.99 at Best Buy (sale price!) It also states the lens is only available online.


May 29, 2008 at 03:05 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


The lens is available in certain stores. The store at Sydney Marcus in Buckhead in Atlanta GA carries the 24-70 f2.8, 17-40 f4, 70-200 f2.8 IS, and 5D


May 29, 2008 at 03:08 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


ossey wrote:
Last night i purchased the 24-70 from best buy and got an unbelievable deal. They were willing to lower the price to the rock bottom cost because all of the 24-70 L glass is being sent back to canon on 8/31 and a new lens will be released on 12/31. This is all info from a best buy associate who pulled it up on their computer system(i watched him do it). I was wondering if anyone else has heard of this new version of this lens. Best Buy was willing to let it go for 850.



Glad you got a great deal on the lens, but the rest of the story is pure BS. When has Canon ever done such a thing, and why would they? Geez, consider the source of your information.



May 29, 2008 at 05:54 PM
 

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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


I'll bet the store was just trying to get rid of the stuff. I'll believe a new 24-70 when I see one. The new 24-70 pipe dream is about as bad & likely as a new 100-400 or 5D...ok the 5D probably WILL get replaced EVENTUALLY.


May 29, 2008 at 06:18 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


ossey wrote:
They were willing to lower the price to the rock bottom cost because all of the 24-70 L glass is being sent back to canon on 8/31 and a new lens will be released on 12/31.


Perhaps Worst Buy has stopped or soon will stop selling the lens, but Canon often does not discontinue products until are stocks are depleted. I would be surprised if BB can send them back to Canon, but they may have some special contract.

EB



May 30, 2008 at 12:35 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


I recently spoke to my local canon dealer an he heard that canon was going to start releasing a new line of "digital" lenses for the new line-up of canon bodies. Apparently the older lenses carry a outdated analogue signal of and "digital will be the future. I'm not sure I understand all of it but it sounded legit.


May 30, 2008 at 01:20 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


The 24-70/2.8 is a late 2002 lens, already designed for digital sensors such as the original 1Ds of that era. Of course an improved lens could be developed, but the 24-70/2.8 is not as old as many popular L zoom lenses in the Canon lineup such as the 70-200/2.8 IS and non-IS, 100-400, etc.

Canon market share will plummet if future EOS digital bodies require new lenses.

EB

Edited on May 30, 2008 at 06:24 AM



May 30, 2008 at 06:23 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


Canon is not going to outmode any/all its existing EF lenses.


May 30, 2008 at 06:31 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


Regardless, 850$ for a 24-70L, I'll take 10 at that price.


May 30, 2008 at 05:55 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


RobertLynn wrote:
Regardless, 850$ for a 24-70L, I'll take 10 at that price.


Same here.



May 30, 2008 at 06:01 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · 24-70 F2.8 MK II


He didn't tell you it fell off the back of a lorry by any chance, did he


May 31, 2008 at 02:26 PM





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