So two days ago, Canon announced the 24-70f2.8L11 lens as Dave blogged here on Tuesday. I thought OK that looks nice and then yesterday I saw the price. £2299!!!!! FFS I believe is the saying, against the lens it is replacing currently at £995. And they didn't even bother with adding IS on the new one although I cant say I have ever missed it on my mark 1.
Still maybe the bizarre pricing will help push up the second hand prices when the mark 1 is no longer on stock. Might come in useful for the system switch over ;-)
I think I have worked out the meaning of the mark 2 designation on the Canon lens updates. It simply means that the price is doubled. Just compare the prices of the mythical 500 and 600 mark 11 primes as well - doubled!!
Anyway, I thank them for yet more comedy gold with their pricing. Good luck on that one boys.
Dave also picked up the lack of supply too here, and I did back in early January with this one.
Really what is the point of launching products that take so long to come to market?
All in all, I really thought April Fools day had arrived 53 days early
Anyway, the D800 looks good doesn't it. Think I might just be having a trundle along to Focus this year and take a peek.
Looks like the sort of thing I would use to replace the 5Dmk2 with when the time is right.