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Old 14th of May 2012 (Mon)   #1
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Default Canon 24-70 f/2.8 price creeping up

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.

http://canoncameraprice.com/price-hi...sin=B00009R6WT
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Old 14th of May 2012 (Mon)   #2
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f/2.8 price creeping up

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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Old 14th of May 2012 (Mon)   #3
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f/2.8 price creeping up

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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Old 14th of May 2012 (Mon)   #4
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f/2.8 price creeping up

Supply and demand. It happens.
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Old 14th of May 2012 (Mon)   #5
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f/2.8 price creeping up

****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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Old 14th of May 2012 (Mon)   #6
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f/2.8 price creeping up

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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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Old 14th of May 2012 (Mon)   #7
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f/2.8 price creeping up

Amazon has some at their fulfillment center. $1,849.00.
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Old 14th of May 2012 (Mon)   #8
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f/2.8 price creeping up

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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Old 14th of May 2012 (Mon)   #9
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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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Old 14th of May 2012 (Mon)   #10
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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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Old 14th of May 2012 (Mon)   #11
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f/2.8 price creeping up

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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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f/2.8 price creeping up

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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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for example? actual street price?
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Old 14th of May 2012 (Mon)   #14
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f/2.8 price creeping up

Got mine for $1199 in December 2011. Shocked to see the lens cost $400 more.
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Wow, no doubt! I'm glad I got mine new at 1,250.00 a few months ago.
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