07-15-2012 07:29 PM
I notice in the last month that Best buy no longer has the Canon 24-70 f2.8L listed as a lens that for sale. Are they just waiting for the new versions of this lens to be released or will they just not carry it anymore.
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07-16-2012 11:37 AM
Probably. The 24-70 f/2.8L II has been delayed for quite sometime now. They probably don't want to have to handle pre-orders.
Amazingly enough, the demand is quite high for this lens even at it's MSRP of $2300 USD. I pre-ordered one at another vendor when it was announced, but cancelled it. I don't use my current Canon 24-70 f/2.8 enough to warrant it and that lens is more of a situational lens for me (translation: only used when quarters are tight). The MTF charts for the 24-70 f/2.8L II look incredible, though, which is why I initially jumped on the pre-order bandwagon.
The downside with the 24-70 f/2.8L II for me is having to get 82mm filters. I only use two filters (B+W Kaesemann circular polarizer and a Singh-Ray Vari-ND) both of which are 77mm (and both the 24-70 f/2.8L and 70-200 f/2.8L IS II are 77mm threaded). Getting new 82mm filters to replace my B+W CPL and Singh-Ray would cost me about $600. I can get away with not having a CPL for the 24-70 f/2.8L II, but I definitelly want/need ND filters for any lens.
07-23-2012 12:41 PM
I would assume the reason we are not carrying the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L lens any longer is because we are now carrying the new Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II. I do see that the new lens is now sold out.
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