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24-70 L Mk II (a Stealthy Prophecy)

 
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Jun 11, 2009 00:38 |  #1
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I am going on record as saying I am predicting the 24-70 2.8L Mkii (or very similar replacement) will be released/announced some time in the next few months.

The current lens is very difficult to find in Hong Kong, which usually indicates production has stopped in Japan.

Canon Hong Kong said to wait 2-3 months for it (the "current version") to be "in stock" again.

Remember, I was right about the 5D mkii ;)




  
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Jun 11, 2009 01:07 |  #2

Any other predictions that would make me perk up?
I was just looking at the prospects of renting this lens for certain occasions...


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Jun 11, 2009 01:10 |  #3
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I suspect the 70-200 2.8L IS is going to be replaced... because I'm going to buy it soon... :lol:

I'd say the 70-200 2.8L IS is due for an update, but there are plenty of these in stock, so I guess they're still in production.

I think the 70-200 will be replaced after the 24-70 (next year is my prediction).




  
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Jun 11, 2009 01:13 |  #4

It will be - significant.


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Jun 12, 2009 08:37 |  #5

Stealthy Ninja wrote in post #8088403 (external link)
I am going on record as saying I am predicting the 24-70 2.8L Mkii (or very similar replacement) will be released/announced some time in the next few months.

That would be nice, it could certainly use a refresh.


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Jun 12, 2009 12:13 |  #6

good ninja.

i will be holding my purchase for this one and will wait for your prophecy to come true.

remember, only a ninja knows the way of a ninja :)


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Jun 14, 2009 07:44 as a reply to  @ lukeap69's post |  #7

Can't get them in Australia either. Been trying to get a new one for 3 months.




  
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Jun 14, 2009 11:25 |  #8

Well they are available in the US, rumor is Canon is allocating stock to America because Obama keeps giving out free money. Even lower income households can afford a 5D Mark II now.




  
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Jun 14, 2009 11:42 |  #9

And what about the 135L because i don't find it awaible in stores in swizerland and in amazon.com ?


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Jun 14, 2009 12:02 |  #10

Stealthy Ninja wrote in post #8088403 (external link)
I am going on record as saying I am predicting the 24-70 2.8L Mkii (or very similar replacement) will be released/announced some time in the next few months.

That'd be cool.

Stealthy Ninja wrote in post #8088403 (external link)
The current lens is very difficult to find in Hong Kong, which usually indicates production has stopped in Japan.

So what about the 24-105? I can't find those anywhere. . . ;)


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Jun 14, 2009 12:30 |  #11

Man, I just got one of these. I should check in w/ the ninja more often before I make purchases.


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Jun 14, 2009 12:34 |  #12

I do not see anything wrong with the 24-70 as it is!

What could they do to it?

IS?


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Jun 14, 2009 14:01 |  #13

S.Horton wrote in post #8108074 (external link)
I do not see anything wrong with the 24-70 as it is!

What could they do to it?

IS?

Yeah that's about it... IS. I guess any lens could be made sharper with less CA etc, but the 24-70L is already very good in those areas, even wide open (external link).

As for the 70-200/2.8IS, I don't know what they could update really. It's already very sharp wide open (external link), it's optimized for full frame already (unlike the Nikon version), IS is very good, and it's weather sealed. I guess they could put in the latest IS that the 24-105 has, to give it an extra 1 stop, but otherwise I can't think of anything to change (maybe quality control improvement on the lens?)


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Jun 14, 2009 14:22 |  #14

I think the only reason to update the Ls is to prepare for the next generation of sensors which could out-resolve them.


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Jun 15, 2009 00:58 |  #15
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Erik S. Klein wrote in post #8107966 (external link)
That'd be cool.



So what about the 24-105? I can't find those anywhere. . . ;)

That's because they're all being put in 5Dmkii kits.

Also, they are freely available in Hong Kong... which is closer to Japan, so by my logic (ninjas have been known to defy all logic at times... and the laws of physics, but that's another story) it won't be replaced soon.




  
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