I just received my 24-70L II this morning. The very FIRST thing that caught my attention was the receipt which shown with the amount of $2049 charged to credit card (confirmation email was shown with amount of $1929), so immediately I picked up the phone and called Ardorama to find out why. They said that code doesn’t apply to this order, then I was like NO WAY. She asked me for the code number (S2221112) and put me on hold for about 4 minutes then came back and gave the good news that the difference of $120 will be credit back to my card within 7 business days… YAY. Problem solved!
Now, SECOND thing was the lens box completely crushed all corners really bad (not the shipping box) but inside contents were OK. I don’t know why even the shipping box seems fine to me.
Took the lens out and snapped couple shots. Wow! I noticed that the color contrast is way better than the Mark I. I will do side by side test compare with my 24L II, 50L and even 70-200L II.