Deal: Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II for $2,049 and more...
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ross attix
Registered: Jan 29, 2005
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Thanks Fred! Just picked up the 5D II at what I think is a great price for a lot of camera.



andyz
Registered: Jul 17, 2008
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Paul Mo wrote:
andyz wrote:Perhaps it is worth making a call tomorrow?

I would. See if they can throw in some rolls of film.


They'll credit me the $100. Membership here more than paid for itself in this thread.

Film? Isn't that hard to fold into the CF card slot?

I never shot film, had no desire to, although I now think it might be fun. Film was a time when I looked at disposable cameras for a few dollars and nice film cameras for hundreds and thought "why would anyone ever pay that much for a camera?" A few digital bodies and L lenses later and look at me now - poor but smiling for the camera.



jrscls
Registered: Sep 07, 2005
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B&H has always been great for honoring their own price reductions. In fact, I find the customer service to be excellent.



pipspeak
Registered: Nov 23, 2004
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24-70 also now $2049 at B&H.... just bought me one on the never never



andyz
Registered: Jul 17, 2008
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Dunno if I'll go back over $50 since they've already refunded $100. Maybe I should wait until next week when it'll be down to $1,000?



hsk06
Registered: Feb 02, 2008
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pipspeak wrote:
24-70 also now $2049 at B&H.... just bought me one on the never never

thanks, just saved me 50 bucks



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
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Updates:

Adorama just lowered the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II to $2,049! (Must add to cart to see sale price)

Amazon.com just lowered the price of the Canon 5D Mark II (body only) to $1,529!



Mike John
Registered: Jul 18, 2005
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andyz wrote:
Dunno if I'll go back over $50 since they've already refunded $100. Maybe I should wait until next week when it'll be down to $1,000?

Don't worry about calling back, their customer service is excellent.

Mike



Paul Mo
Registered: Dec 12, 2012
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andyz wrote:
Paul Mo wrote:
andyz wrote:Perhaps it is worth making a call tomorrow?

I would. See if they can throw in some rolls of film.


A few digital bodies and L lenses later and look at me now - poor but smiling for the camera.


Good to hear!



M Lucca
Registered: Oct 19, 2011
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Fred Miranda for president!



StillFingerz
Registered: Jul 29, 2010
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Fred Miranda wrote:
Updates:

Adorama just lowered the <a rel="noskim" href=http://www.adorama.com/CA2470.html&kbid=67918>Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II</a> to $2,049! (Must add to cart to see sale price)

Amazon.com <a href=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001G5ZTLS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001G5ZTLS&linkCode=as2&tag=salesfredmira-20>just lowered the price</a> of the Canon 5D Mark II (body only) to $1,529!


Damn the 6D has driven the 5D2 price down a ton, the kit is 2399 with the 24-105...kinda tempting.



PetKal
Registered: Sep 06, 2007
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Fred Miranda wrote:
Updates:

Adorama just lowered the <a rel="noskim" href=http://www.adorama.com/CA2470.html&kbid=67918>Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II</a> to $2,049! (Must add to cart to see sale price)


OK, we are moving in the right direction with the price here........still $450 drop left to go, and I'll be ready to buy the lens.



Jim Victory
Registered: Oct 09, 2003
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Thanks for posting this Fred!

I have been waiting to get one when it went below 2K. With the rebate from Mr. Rebate I got it for $1987.

Jim



seattlejo
Registered: Dec 28, 2004
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Thank You! I purchased the 50 1.2 last week. I just called B&H and was expecting a bit of work to get the difference in the price drop refunded to me. That wasn't the case, call took about 30 seconds and my refund is being processed. I've been using B&H for 10+ years now (almost exclusively) and this makes it an easy decision to continue to do so.

Thanks Fred and thanks B&H!



tanglefoot47
Registered: Oct 12, 2004
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Hard to believe the 24-70 is more than the best zoom Canon makes 70-200 MKII



snapsy
Registered: Feb 24, 2008
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tanglefoot47 wrote:
Hard to believe the 24-70 is more than the best zoom Canon makes 70-200 MKII


Especially considering how much mass of expensive glass the 70-200 has (23 elements, including fluorite and 5 UD).



trumpet_guy
Registered: Jun 23, 2006
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I suspect the mechanical design of the 24-702/8 II is more complicated than that of the
tele zoom. Fancy cams for relative motion of the elements with respect to each other.
That and the fact that it's newer. It lacks IS though, so still surprising it outspends the tele.



trumpet_guy
Registered: Jun 23, 2006
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Country: United States

So perhaps the big retailers called up Canon and said, "Allow us to list a lower price when added to cart, or we are shipping back the pile of lenses we cannot sell at MSRP."



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