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Old Mar 18, 2012, 5:39 PM   #1
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Default canon 24-70 is pricing

from what i understand the new canon 24-70 2.8 is will be $2399. at that price it better come with a pretty french maid to serve me breakfast every morning. i don't mind a company making a profit but gee wiz.
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Old Mar 18, 2012, 6:45 PM   #2
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From everything I've read it doesn't have image stabilization. Just saying.
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Old Mar 18, 2012, 9:37 PM   #3
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The new one has IS, but costs $1200 more than the old version without IS.
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The new one has IS, but costs $1200 more than the old version without IS.
No IS. I also don't see anything in the description that leads me to believe it comes with a maid that makes breakfast in the morning. ;-)

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/profes..._f_2_8l_ii_usm

But, interestingly, Canon did announce 24mm and 28mm f/2.8 lenses with IS at the same time they announced the new 24-70mm. You'll see those on this page of recent products:

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/profes....mc_id=C126149

Here's a thread discussing the new lenses (with speculation that the primes with IS are geared towards video shooters):

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ca...mm-f2-8-l.html
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Wow, sorry about the misinformation. Is it really worth it to get this new lens instead of the old one? Or is it made for the new 5d MK III since the new camera cost $1000 more the the new standard zoom also goes up in price accordingly? I will be really interested to see a lens review comparing both lenses.
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my mistake it does not have IS .it is on preorder at adorama. this makes the price that much worse.come on canon give us a break
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It will probably come down. Early adopters always pay the highest prices. Supply and demand. ;-)

The new Tamron 24-70mm VC lens is also one to keep an eye out for.


I'm curious to how well it will test, as their 70-200mm f/2.8 tested quite well optically (only it's focus speed left something to be desired), and the new Tamron 24-70mm will have stabilization (Tamron's VC for Vibration Control), weather sealing and Tamron's equivalent of ring USM (that Tamron is calling USD for Ultrasonic Silent Drive)

But, no prices have been announced for it yet.

http://www.tamron.com/en/news/2012/0206.html
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My hope is that the new Tamron is as good as the old 24-70 (well current I guess), then with the addition of VC will be a real winner.

The initial reports on the MTF of the new 24-70 make it look razor sharp (as one would expect) so that will make it worth the money for a lot of working togs.

I've just added the 35L, 135L and 17-40L to my kit so no more lenses for a while.
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