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Canon 24-70 f/2.8 price creeping up

 
kur1j
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May 14, 2012 08:01 |  #1

What is the deal with this?

A few months ago this lens was 1100-1200 bucks. Now it it showing closer to $1500 dollars. Is it due to the 24-70 II coming out soon? I'm seeing people sell their 24-70 in the FS/FT forums for more than what I could have gotten the thing new for 2 months ago.

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May 14, 2012 08:18 |  #2

Either supply is dwindling or Canon moved the price up-market relative to the new Tamron. If it costs more, it has to be better, right?


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May 14, 2012 09:07 as a reply to SchnellerGT's post |  #3

More like leaping up in price! Currently only B&H and Adorama (from the popular retailers list) have it in stock for $1600.




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May 14, 2012 09:13 |  #4

Supply and demand. It happens.


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1DS
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May 14, 2012 11:15 |  #5

****e isnt it, ive been trying to get one for the past couple of months and cant get one from anywhere for love nor money! :-(




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May 14, 2012 11:56 |  #6

Elvin wrote in post #14429100external link
Supply and demand. It happens.

canon no longer providing the supply most likely. At the current price point, might as well wait for the version 2..... I think that's canon's strategy anyhow.


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May 14, 2012 12:25 as a reply to Charlie's post |  #7

Amazon has some at their fulfillment center. $1,849.00. :shock:




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May 14, 2012 13:15 |  #8

The v2 of the lens is going to be much pricier apparently, so it appears that supply for the current lens has dried up, and when the II is released it's going to cost much more, so the market is simply dictating price based on current supply and demand.




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May 14, 2012 14:24 |  #9

the MkII costs almost two and half times what the MkI does in the UK. very disappointing as its priced me out.




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May 14, 2012 14:55 |  #10

1DS wrote in post #14430582external link
the MkII costs almost two and half times what the MkI does in the UK. very disappointing as its priced me out.

for example? actual street price?



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May 14, 2012 15:10 |  #11

Here in the UK the Mk1 is retailing for around $1,300, the MK2 on the other hand is going for anything above $3,700!


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May 14, 2012 16:38 |  #12

spotz04 wrote in post #14429059external link
More like leaping up in price! Currently only B&H and Adorama (from the popular retailers list) have it in stock for $1600.

Wow, no doubt! I'm glad I got mine new at 1,250.00 a few months ago.


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May 14, 2012 17:41 |  #13

HyperYagami wrote in post #14430729external link
for example? actual street price?

£989 MkI
£2299 MkII




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May 14, 2012 19:30 as a reply to 1DS's post |  #14

Got mine for $1199 in December 2011. Shocked to see the lens cost $400 more.


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May 14, 2012 20:09 |  #15

riffster wrote in post #14431205external link
Wow, no doubt! I'm glad I got mine new at 1,250.00 a few months ago.

Brand new???


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